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NSW man claims horse gave him consent for sex by winking at him

Pervert, 31, who broke into a stable to have sex with a horse says the animal gave him consent - because she winked at him<p><b>Daniel Webb-Jackson, 31,</b> …

Wales

Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

In 1890, just over six thousand people lived in the damp lowlands of south Florida. Since then the wetlands that covered half the state have been largely drained, strip malls have replaced Seminole camps, and the population has increased a thousandfold. Over roughly the same amount of time the …

Climate Change

Monda Track (18.1km)

Monda Track is a 18.1km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Black Range State Forest Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5-6hrs to</b> …

Hiking

Live like a local in Melbourne with these 15 addresses

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>Australian born and bred, Lucy Folk helms a boho lifestyle brand offering up the perfect summer wardrobe, alongside fine jewelry. As …

Victoria's best hikes: Wild and wonderful walks for you to wander this long weekend

To give you some ideas of where to go this Queen's Birthday long weekend, we asked the team at Melbourne Girls Outside to share their favourite hikes.<p>…

Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses

The Dutch city of Eindhoven is to be the first in the world to have habitable homes made by a 3D printer, in an innovation its backers believe will revolutionise the construction industry.<p>Of the first five new houses to be put on the rental market next year, the smallest, with two bedrooms, has …

Construction Industry

Tesla owners roll out Australia-wide charging network – for all EVs

UPDATED: A group of dedicated Tesla owners and drivers has built an electric vehicle charging network that spans Australia, providing any and all EV …

M&M's maker goes solar with record 20-year deal

M&M's maker Mars has signed a record 20-year deal to buy solar power to feed its six Australian factories, underpinning a commitment by the chocolate …

California Senate defies AT&T, votes for strict net neutrality rules

California may impose tougher net neutrality rules than the FCC did.<p>The California State Senate today approved net neutrality rules that are even …

The EU Is Planning a Ban on Single-Use Plastic Products

The European Commission is proposing a ban on around 10 single-use plastic items that it says account for approximately 70 percent of all garbage in …

Astronaut Alan Bean, the Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Has Died at 86

Alan Bean, the fourth of just 12 people to walk on the moon and one of the first Americans to spend an extended period living on a space station, …

FCC Commissioner Says the Agency Is a Shill for ISPs as She Slams the Door on Her Way Out

In an interview just prior to leaving the FCC this month, former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took aim at the agency where she worked for nearly nine …

“Coal is thing of the past”: Neoen starts on Victoria’s first wind and battery park

Victoria energy minister officially launches construction of first crop farm in the world to be wholly powered by renewable energy - a wind farm and …

Google employees reportedly quit over military drone AI project

Around a dozen Google employees have quit over the company's involvement in an artificial intelligence drone program for the Pentagon called Project Maven, <i>Gizmodo</i> reported today. Meanwhile, nearly 4,000 workers have now demanded an end to the company's participation in Maven in a petition that also …

TASTING DECK is the Best Cafe you Haven't Heard Of | Spooning Australia

I have a client in Terrey Hills, Urban Tadka – an amazing Indian restaurant (plug plug). One of the owners insisted I try Forestway Fresh as I would …

THE ROWING BROTHERS WHO SHOCKED THE WORLD: Paul and Gary O’Donovan's Way of The Wildcard

Malicious Siri voice commands can hide in regular music

Suppose you’re listening to some music, then glance over an realize your iPhone has loaded a porn site all on its own. That’s the nightmare scenario researchers say is possible after they proved voice commands can be concealed in songs.<p>It’s also possible to get Siri to recognize commands given at …

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. On …

How a Chinese city turned all its 16,000 buses electric

Shenzhen is the poster child for China’s massive push to electrify its buses<p>U.S. cities have started to show some enthusiasm for electric buses. New York City is trialing electric models as part of a larger bid to reduce emissions. And last month, Los Angeles announced it will spend $36.1 million …

China is adding a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks

Every five weeks, 9,500 brand new electric buses take to the roads in China.<p>That’s the equivalent of the entire London bus fleet, says a new report …

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy disagreements with Facebook

The chief executive and co-founder of WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, is leaving the company over disagreements about privacy and encryption.<p>Jan Koum will also step down from Facebook’s board of directors, a role he negotiated when WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19bn in 2014, …

Privacy

Italy's 19 most beautiful villages

Facebook moves billions of international user accounts to California to avoid European privacy law

The social media giant is jittery about the strict new rules imposed by the European Union.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark …

Stripe's AI fraud detector is crazy smart

I’m loath to use the term, but Stripe is a revolutionary product. It allows pretty much anyone to accept card payments just by adding a few lines of code to their site, without having to deal with the hassle of compliance and security.<p>As you might expect, Stripe has gotten really good at …

Morning mail: scientists stunned by reef's coral die-off

<b>Thursday:</b> Labor states have ‘red-line’ issues in energy negotiations. Plus: why Brisbane’s transport plan is a mess<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 19 April.

Things to do in Melbourne this week

Wondering what to do in Melbourne this week? We can help. Check out our guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne, from free events to …

England

20 spectacular mountains around the world that you need to see in your lifetime

From mountains with their own weather systems and unique worlds of biodiversity to mountains that literally separate countries and define landscapes, these incredible geological formations are nothing short of awe-inspiring. While some are recognized for their sheer height, others stun visitors …

Hackers broke into a casino’s high-roller database through a fish tank

In an anecdote that illustrates how our increasing reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) has compromised the security of confidential information, …

Windows 10

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon