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Aborigenes

How Long Have the Aborigines Inhabited Australia?

Aborigines are the proud keepers of what is arguably the world’s oldest continuous culture. Their ancestors come from various communities, each with its own distinct blend of cultures, customs, and languages. Before the European invasion in 1788, there were over 250 Indigenous nations, each with its own clan. Did you know how long the Aborigines …

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What Are the Statistics of Spider Bite Related Deaths in Australia?

Australia is known to have the biggest, scariest, and most venomous spiders globally. There are an estimated 10,000 species of spiders in the country alone, including the world’s deadliest ones. But do you know how many people die of spider bites in Australia? Due to the development of anti-venoms, there have not been any recorded …

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What is Kangatarianism?

We’re all familiar with vegans, vegetarians, and pescetarians, but have you ever heard of kangatarians? The concept of Kangatarians became widespread in a Sydney Morning Herald article and its mention in the Love Island Australian dating show.  Kangatarianism is eating a vegetarian diet while still consuming kangaroo meat. Many kangatarians justify that it is a …

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Camel

Which Country Has the World’s Largest Herd of Wild Camels?

For decades, camels remained valuable assets in the everyday life of colonial rulers. They were in demand as they could be used for travel and transportation during long journeys into the continent’s interiors. Besides, their ability to carry on without drinking water for weeks was an advantage for expeditions in dry regions. But did you …

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A movement sought to rename the Australian dollar to the “dollarydoo” (based on a classic ‘The Simpsons’ episode). Doing so would increase demand for the currency and strengthen the Australian economy, organizers claimed. The movement gathered 69,574 signatures.

Bart vs. Australia “Bart vs. Australia” is the sixteenth episode of the sixth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 19, 1995. In the episode, Bart is indicted for fraud in Australia, and the family travels to the country so …

A movement sought to rename the Australian dollar to the “dollarydoo” (based on a classic ‘The Simpsons’ episode). Doing so would increase demand for the currency and strengthen the Australian economy, organizers claimed. The movement gathered 69,574 signatures. Read More »

Apple’s policy of refusing to repair phones that have undergone “unauthorized” repairs is illegal in Australia due to their right to repair law.

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia AFP An Australian court has fined Apple A$9m (£5m;$6.5m) for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads that had been serviced by third parties. The nation’s consumer watchdog took the tech giant to court last year following complaints from users about faulty devices. Apple admitted that it misled 275 …

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Physicist Brian Schmidt made a bet with his colleague Sean Carroll, betting that we wouldn’t know the value of the cosmological density parameter within 20 years. Brian lost the bet by figuring it out himself, which earned him a Nobel prize.

Upgrading the Public Lecture Experience Apologies for the extended radio silence here at the blog. (Originally typed “radio science,” which I suppose is an encouraging sign from my subconscious.) My time and attention has been taken up by an interesting phenomenon known as “real work.” I have four papers in almost-submittable rough draft form, another …

Physicist Brian Schmidt made a bet with his colleague Sean Carroll, betting that we wouldn’t know the value of the cosmological density parameter within 20 years. Brian lost the bet by figuring it out himself, which earned him a Nobel prize. Read More »

During WW1, Australian Soldiers at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux managed to steal a German tank as a trophy and transport it to Australia. Today it stands as the only surviving A7V Sturmpanzerwagen.

Mephisto (tank) Mephisto after recovery from the battlefield. Jun 14, 1919, Mephisto Tank unloads off the SS Armagh at Brisbane Mephisto Tank lands at Brisbane “Mephisto” on display in the Australian War Memorial, July 2015. Mephisto is a World War I German tank, the only surviving example of an A7V. In April 1918, during a …

During WW1, Australian Soldiers at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux managed to steal a German tank as a trophy and transport it to Australia. Today it stands as the only surviving A7V Sturmpanzerwagen. Read More »

900 year old African coins were found of the coast of Australia, making them the oldest foreign artefacts found on the continent, predating the Europeans by centuries.

Unravelling the mystery of Arnhem Land’s ancient African coins An AG Society-sponsored expedition set out in July 2013 to solve the mystery of 12th Century coins found in the NT. Image credit: Courtesy Powerhouse Museum MYSTERY AND MAGIC still inhabit the wild places. Few are wilder than the Northern Territory’s Wessel Islands, which arch out …

900 year old African coins were found of the coast of Australia, making them the oldest foreign artefacts found on the continent, predating the Europeans by centuries. Read More »