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The Cooler Coffee Table Is a Genius Idea

Find out how to DIY the ultimate summer coffee table.<p>Imagine this: You've been waiting anxiously to kick off summer with the best barbecue your neighborhood has ever seen. You'll finally be able to put your beautiful back patio to good use, and show off all your new favorite recipes. But just as …

Ex-Stanford athlete's 6-month sentence for sexual assault sparks outrage

A former Stanford athlete's light sentencing Thursday following his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman as she lay unconscious behind a …

Cummins chasing Rio selection

Peter Wilkins caught up with Wallabies winger Nick Cummins, who is aiming to earn selection in Australia's sevens squad for the Rio Olympics.

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

Was George Pell left in the dark or were we?

<b>Survivors gasped as they heard Cardinal George Pell's evidence at the Royal Commission and his central thesis that an astonishing list of people had</b> …

Commonwealth Bank dismisses employee with depression, takes years to pay insurance claim

Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett has lashed out at the Commonwealth Bank over the treatment of one of its employees, who was dismissed after …

Mental Health

22 People Were Shot in Five Drive-By Mass Shootings in America This Week

The bulk of this week's carnage came from two high-profile shooting sprees, but drive-by attacks claimed at least six lives.<p><i>VICE is tracking mass shootings in America in 2016, and comparing the numbers with their European counterparts. Read our rationale for the project and the metrics we're using</i> …

Guns

The Walking Dead Just Cemented Its Reputation as One of the Most Progressive Shows on Television

The show’s newest romance is just the latest bold story line.<p><i>The Walking Dead</i> took a major departure from its source material Sunday night, and—for the most part—audiences cheered. Rick Grimes and Michonne No-Last-Name-Required made good on the sexual tension and mutual affection that’s been …

The Walking Dead

Nevada Congressional candidate, family tote guns in Christmas photo

WASHINGTON — Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore — a vocal gun rights advocate — posted an image of her family's Christmas card earlier this week, in …

Elizabeth Taylor 'ran Dallas Buyers Club-style HIV drugs network from her home'

Actor’s friend claims she set up scheme to procure and distribute experimental HIV medication in the early 1990s<p>Elizabeth Taylor’s status as a heroine of activism for HIV/Aids is already well-known – she chaired the first-ever US fundraiser for the disease, and famously persuaded President Ronald …

Hung Up

15-Year-Old French Guitar Prodigy Flawlessly Rips Through Solos by Eddie Van Halen, David Gilmour, Yngwie Malmsteen & Steve Vai

I’ve been playing guitar off and on for most of my life, and I’d be the first to admit that I’m not the most spectacular musician. I do it for joy …

Guitar

The breakfast host who roared

Steely work ethic: Lisa Wilkinson. <i>Photo: Steven Chee</i><p>Lisa Wilkinson has a habit of getting away with things that other people can't. For the past …

Scott Morrison

Gun Control: Where Each of the Presidential Candidates Stands

The position of each 2016 candidate<p><b>Jeb Bush</b> Bush "has a conservative record on gun rights, having signed Florida's first-in-the-nation 'Stand Your …

Read Dave Grohl's Open Letter on Broken Leg, Canceled Shows

"Without realizing the extent of my injuries, I stood up to get back onstage and crumbled," Foo Fighters singer writes. "That shit was</b> …

From Rush With Love

Is this the end of the road for the geek-rock gods?<p>Neil Peart drives like he drums. On a bright mid-April afternoon in Los Angeles, fresh from a …

The Difference Between Baking Powder And Baking Soda, In One Simple Chart

The difference between baking powder and baking soda is an enigma that has plagued the home baker since the dawn of time -- or at least since the introduction of these two chemical leaveners. They both make things rise without the need for persnickety yeast. They show up in a lot of recipes -- …

Dessert

Mastodon Portray "Wildlings" on "Game of Thrones"

<i>Photo courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO</i><p>Mastodon band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds portrayed "wildlings" on tonight's episode of "Game of Thrones", which was filmed in Belfast in Northern Ireland. As previously reported, the band's original song "White Walker" is featured on the …

TV Series

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: 12 interesting facts you probably never knew

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was a household name long before he even hit the big screen. The pro-wrestler-turned-action film star has had quite the …

Dwayne Johnson

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs and Dealing With Our Loss of Privacy

"I don't try to concern myself about things that we humans don't have a way to stop."<p>While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have occupied the headlines over the years, the device you're reading this on likely would not have existed were it not for the contributions of Jobs' partner, Steve Wozniak. In</i> …

Silicon Valley

Abuse and rape at hands of Catholic priest led to years of dysfunction and addiction

For legal reasons, neither the school nor the Catholic order can be named.<p>But Mr Monagle, 41, is determined to tell his tragic story of clerical …

Crime

Jack Black Remembers Ronnie James Dio: 'He Kicked Major Ass'

Actor and Tenacious D frontman pays tribute on fifth anniversary of Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Dio singer's death<p>Heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio …

Bill Nye goes to Kickstarter to fund Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft

The LightSail is blasting off to space (along with the X37B drone) for a test flight on May 20th, but the project still needs a lot more money for its first major mission in 2016. To be precise, Bill Nye and The Planetary Society still need a hefty $1.2 million, part of which they're now trying to …

Space Travel

Flow Hive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …

Beekeeping

Secret Special Operations Australia WWII commando training captured in rare, colour footage

The Australian Story episode Into the Lion's Den showcases some rare, colour footage of Special Operations Australia commandos training in secret …

Great Barrier Reef

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Tommy Chong on Weed, Jail and Getting 'High With Every Beatle Except Paul'

As Washington, D.C. sorts through its new legal-weed legislation, the hippie hero opens up about how marijuana opened his mind<p>"The government always …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Watch Tony Stark Deliver A Real Bionic Arm To A Happy Fan

The real Tony Stark AKA Robert Downey Jr. in conjunction with EnablingTheFuture delivered a real bionic prosthesis to a young fan, Alex, who was born without most of his right arm. The project, led by Albert Manero, aims to make low-cost 3D-printed arms for the disabled and Alex’s looks so much …

3D Printing

Two 'Firefly' stars are crowdfunding an online comedy series

The cast of <i>Firefly</i> knows a thing or two about the importance of creative control (ahem, Fox), and they're taking advantage of the internet to make sure they hold the reins for their next effort together. Both Nathan Fillion (aka Mal Reynolds) and Alan Tudyk (Hoban Washburne) are crowdfunding <i>Con …

Nathan Fillion