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Australia’s privacy watchdog is taking Facebook to court. It’s a good start

Five years ago, Facebook gave away personal data of more than 300,000 Australians. They're about to have their day in court

/ March 11, 2020

How the humble dung beetle engineers better ecosystems in Australia

Wet and bulky cattle dung is very unlike marsupial dung that Australian dung beetles are adapted to deal with, meaning native dung beetles tend to leave it alone. But help from abroad is at hand.

/ March 11, 2020

Restricting underage access to porn and gambling sites: a good idea, but technically tricky

Accessing gambling and pornography sites may well get harder in Australia, if plans for mandatory age-verification go ahead. But there are already technical workarounds for determined web users.

/ March 10, 2020

Entire hillsides of trees turned brown this summer. Is it the start of ecosystem collapse?

Rachael Nolan, CC BY-NC The drought in eastern Australia was a significant driver of this season’s unprecedented bushfires. But it also caused another, less well known environmental calamity this summer: entire hillsides of trees turned from green to brown. We’ve...

/ March 8, 2020

COVID-19 death toll estimated to reach 3,900 by next Friday, according to AI modelling

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has so far caused about 3,380 deaths, infected about 98,300 people, and is significantly impacting the economy in many countries. We used predictive analytics, a branch of artificial intelligence (AI), to forecast how many confirmed COVID-19...

/ March 6, 2020

From crocodiles to krill, a warming world raises the ‘costs’ paid by developing embryos

When offspring become more "costly" to make, mothers make fewer of them. And these offspring start life with fewer energy reserves.

/ March 2, 2020

Impeachment: Day 5 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial | LIVE | NowThis

IMPEACHMENT FIREWORKS: In a major development, GOP senators are suggesting they may vote to subpoena witnesses against Pres. Trump as the historic impeachment trial continues. A newly-leaked manuscript by Trump's ex-aide John Bolton reportedly further confirms a key bombshell: that...

/ January 28, 2020

Australians Warned About Funnel-Web Spiders | NowThis

Australian bushfires are creating ideal breeding conditions for one of the world’s most dangerous spiders. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox:...

/ January 28, 2020

Protesters Harass Muslim Children at the Kentucky State Capitol | NowThis

Middle schoolers on a field trip to meet Kentucky legislators for Muslim Day at the State Capitol were harassed by protesters chanting offensive slurs. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest...

/ January 27, 2020

Doctor Responds After Trump Said He’d Make More Cuts to Medicare | NowThis

This doctor is speaking out about the high cost and inaccessibility of health care in the U.S. after Trump said he’d make even more cuts to Medicare. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to...

/ January 27, 2020

Mexican Officials Detain 800 Migrants En Route to U.S. Border | NowThis

Mexican officials pepper sprayed migrants, including women and children, as their caravan entered the country from Guatemala en route to the U.S. border. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories...

/ January 27, 2020

Impeachment: House Managers Speak Ahead of Day 5 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial | LIVE

IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS ON NEW EVIDENCE: Rep. Adam Schiff and fellow House impeachment managers are speaking to the press as they head to the Senate floor for Pres. Trump’s impeachment trial. Though they concluded their arguments for Trump’s removal last week,...

/ January 27, 2020

NBA Star Kobe Bryant Honored At Vigil Held By Fans | LIVE | NowThis

RIP KOBE: Fans are holding a vigil at the Staples Center for late NBA icon Kobe Bryant. The former LA Lakers player died in a helicopter crash Sunday along with 8 other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna » Subscribe...

/ January 27, 2020

Woman Surprises Amazon Delivery Workers with Snacks | NowThis

A doorbell cam caught the priceless moment this delivery worker was surprised with a basket of snacks outside a customer’s door. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the...

/ January 27, 2020

NBA Star Kobe Bryant Leaves Behind an Incredible Legacy | NowThis

Kobe Bryant, who died today at 41 years old, was an inspiration to many both on and off the basketball court. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the...

/ January 27, 2020

Hundreds Join Dying Pup for a Last Walk in Northern Ireland | NowThis

This dying pup was joined by hundreds of his fellow furry friends for one last walk ❤️ » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to...

/ January 26, 2020

This Restaurant Serves ‘Immigrant Food’ in Trump’s Backyard | NowThis

This restaurant's unique menu lets customers buy lunch and donate to immigrant rights groups at the same time. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight...

/ January 26, 2020

Impeachment: Day 4 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate | LIVE | NowThis

IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS CONTINUE ARGUMENTS: The historic impeachment trial of Pres. Trump continues in the Senate today. House impeachment managers will continue to make their case to remove Trump from office, laying out reasons why the Senate should convict Trump with...

/ January 25, 2020

Top 5 Most Intense Videos of the Week: Jan. 19, 2020 | NowThis

Here are the top 5 most intense stories in the news from the past week. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox:...

/ January 25, 2020

Animal Rights Activist Exposes Abuse at State Senator’s Pig Farm | Opinions | NowThis

Here’s what happened when this animal rights activist tried to get permission from an Iowa state senator to take footage inside his massive pig farm. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the...

/ January 24, 2020