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My 1st Geocaching Experience

It was like something out of The Blair Witch Project. A lack of comforting street lights. Dirty uneven unconcreted ground. Leaf infested trees. …

Geocaching

THE BEST GEOCACHE IN KOREA! (Geocaching)

GOPRO TODDLER CAM WHILE GEOCACHING

Uber makes itself part of the public transport route in Australia

In its quest to make itself indispensable, Uber is keen to slide itself into your daily commute.<p>On Monday, the company announced a partnership in Australia with the travel planning app TripGo, which lets users request an Uber ride to the closest ferry terminal or train, bus or tram station in time …

Transportation

Full response from Jacqui Lambie

In relation to this FactCheck on pensioners and poverty, Senator Jacqui Lambie told The Conversation:A well known and widely reported OECD Study - …

Senior Citizen

FactCheck Q&A: are one in three age pensioners living under the poverty line?

Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A. Q&A<b>The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to</b> …

Poverty

Are we finally about to get a global agreement on aviation emissions?

Aviation emissions are growing about 5% each year. Flying image from www.shutterstock.comTomorrow, delegates from more than 190 nations will begin an …

Aviation

Pedestrian safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before cars

Most road-safety initiatives prioritise a rapid clearing of the road so cars can pass. Thales/flickr, CC BYOne pedestrian is killed every two days on …

Illegal phoenix activity is costing us billions – here's how it could be stemmed

Identifying repeat offenders doesn't have to be complicated. Image sourced from Shutterstock.comA proposal designed to stop illegal phoenix activity …

Phoenix

The emotion centre is the oldest part of the human brain: why is mood so important?

Our mood is a transient frame of mind that influences how we think and view the world. David Schap/Unsplash, CC BY<i>The brain is key to our existence,</i> …

The Brain

What brain regions control our language? And how do we know this?

Our language abilities are enabled by a co-ordinated network of brain regions that have evolved to give humans a sophisticated ability to …

The Brain

Sixty years on, the Maralinga bomb tests remind us not to put security over safety

It is September 27, 1956. At a dusty site called One Tree, in the northern reaches of the 3,200-square-kilometre Maralinga atomic weapons test range …

Security

The science is in: gardening is good for you

Time spent weeding, potting and pruning can be as good for the gardener as it is for the garden. Image from www.shutterstock.com<i>As the weather warms</i> …

Gardening

Public support for climate action on the up after dark days: Climate Institute survey

Public support for action on climate change is rebounding despite political uncertainty, according to survey results released today by The Climate …

The real lesson from South Australia's electricity 'crisis': we need better climate policy

South Australia is leading the way on wind energy - but that's posing problems for the electricity sector. Wind image from …

Energy

Closing Victoria's Hazelwood power station is no threat to electricity supply

The Hazelwood power station has been named Australia's 'dirtiest' for its carbon emissions. Takver/Flickr, CC BY-SAOver the weekend Fairfax media …

Energy

Why we need an independent authority to oversee tertiary education

People without a tertiary education will be increasingly less able to participate in the future labour market.<p>Over the five years to November 2015, …

Australian companies have more work to do on tax transparency

A number of big Australian companies have started to publicly release tax reports recently, such as ANZ, BHP Billiton, AMP and the National Australia …

Old vs New: The next generation of the space industry

A massive change occurring in the space industry became apparent at the recent SPACE 2016 conference, one of the biggest annual international events …

Space

Social media can damage body image – here's how to counteract it

Social media is a wonderful way to connect with others, share experiences and opinions and express ideas. But it can have a dark side for body image, …

Social Media

Liberal MP Steve Irons repays travel claim for flights to his own wedding

Liberal MP Steve Irons has reportedly paid back $2,000 for flights he claimed at taxpayer expense to attend his own wedding.<p>The shadow attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, blasted Irons for “more of the same” misuse of travel entitlements.<p>Irons married Cheryle Street, a real estate agent, at Melbourne’s …

Travel

Former minister Ian Macfarlane takes job with mining industry lobby group

The former resources minister Ian Macfarlane has taken up a job as the chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council, six months after Tony Abbott called on the sector to “demonstrate their gratitude” to him for scrapping the mining tax.<p>Announcing the appointment, the incoming president of …

Mining

Maralinga nuclear tests, 60 years on: a reminder not to put security before safety

It is 27 September 1956. At a dusty site called One Tree, in the northern reaches of the 3,200 sq km Maralinga atomic weapons test range in outback South Australia, the winds have finally died down and the countdown begins.<p>The site has been on alert for more than two weeks but the weather has …

Security

Man accused of sexual assault on backpackers in South Australia pleads not guilty

A man accused of a sexual assault on two backpackers at a remote beach in South Australia’s Coorong national park will fight the charges against him.<p>The 60-year-old pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including attempted murder and indecent assault, when he appeared by video link in the SA supreme …

South Australia

We can’t build a progressive political agenda without tackling bigotry

The fringe becomes mainstream not by slow increments but by sharp lurches – or, more exactly, gradual acceptance manifests itself through dramatic breakthroughs, as quantity gives way to quality.<p>Last week’s Essential Poll, with its finding that 49% of Australians support banning Muslim immigration, …

Pauline Hanson

International airport staff in Australia hold surprise strikes

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has kicked off two weeks of intermittent strikes at international airports. The union gave no advance notice to immigration authorities in order to maximise the impact on operations, and travellers have been warned of extensive delays.<p>CPSU members will …

Airports

Support for renewable energy up, trust in political action down

If we were to try to repair the lost public trust in our political system, you may think that climate change and energy seem the most unlikely place to start. How do we get past carbon price scare campaigns of “$100 lamb roasts”, city and industry “wipe-outs”, that “broken” carbon tax promise and …

Energy

Indigenous prisoner dies in South Australia after altercation left him braindead

An Indigenous man has died after an apparent altercation involving prison guards at a South Australian jail.<p>Police say the 29-year-old man, known only as Mr Morrison for cultural reasons, died early on Monday morning at the Royal Adelaide hospital where he had been in a serious condition since …

South Australia

George Christensen on poverty, priesthood and a flirtation with One Nation

A few weeks shy of George Christensen’s 20th birthday, having let his National party membership lapse and getting “itchy feet thinking about One Nation”, he voted for Pauline Hanson’s party in the 1998 Queensland election.<p>The next year, having seen how One Nation’s 11 state MPs – three of them in …

Pauline Hanson

Australians' diet worse than thought, CSIRO survey finds

Australians’ diets are worse than first thought, scoring only 59 out of 100 in the largest ever survey of its kind.<p>The 2016 CSIRO Healthy Diet Score canvassed the dietary habits of more than 86,500 adults across the country over a 12-month period, surveying more than double the amount of people as …

Diets