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Does Water Really Swirl Differently In Australia? YouTube Stars Find Out

Smarter Every Day and Veritasium, two of the best science channels on YouTube, have teamed up to answer once and for all: Does water really flow the other way in the southern hemisphere?


Britain Sent Loads Of Convicts To America, Not Just Australia

The joke about Australia is that it was founded by a bunch of criminals. And from 1788 until 1868, Britain did send roughly 164,000 convicts to the land down under. America’s dirty little secret? The same exact thing was happening here. In fact, experts estimate that over 52,000 British prisoners were shipped off to colonial America.


What The US Can Learn From Australia To Avoid A Mad Max Future

The drought is no longer a California problem. The Colorado River, which supplies water to one-eighth of the population of the United States, is now reporting record low water levels. The US needs a little perspective when it comes to how bad this is going to get. Luckily it has one: Australia.


Australia Just Staged A Massive Counter Terrorism Exercise

Dubbed ‘Hermes Castle’, the multi-agency operation involved 450 police, emergency service and Defence personnel. The exercise is part of an ongoing commitment to testing and refining counter terrorism arrangements.


Personal Details Of World Leaders Leaked By Australian Immigration Due To Outlook Autofill

It was all fun and games at the G20 Summit in Australia — until somebody accidentally leaked highly personal details of the world’s most powerful leaders — including the names, passport numbers, birth dates and visa details of everyone from Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin. The cause of the leak? Microsoft Outlook’s autofill.


Big Shark Steals A Fish Right Off Fishermen's Line In Australia

Video: This man was fishing in Australia when he lured a massive fish in. Suddenly, a much bigger fish — a hungry white shark — emerged from the water to steal his catch right off the line. Far from being scared, the fisherman seems to be enjoying the scene — if it was me I would have to ask for a clean pair of pants.


Competitive Robot Fighting Downunder

Not many people realise that Australia actually has a small but active group of robot warriors. From small events in a local shed to national and international competitions, these backyard boffins do battle.


Get NetFlix On Xbox 360 and Xbox One at Launch

Netflix is finally coming to Australia on March 24. Microsoft has made sure your Xbox is ready to stream your favourite TV shows and movies from the get go and even has an exclusive free bundle with new purchases.


Nobody Would Have Believed This Photo 70 Years Ago

Looking at this picture, it is hard to believe that the United States and Australia were in a bloody no quarter war against Japan only 70 years ago: Spot the Mitsubishi F-2 escorting a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, the direct heir of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


The Colour, Sweat And Spectacle: Gizmodo Runs The Sydney Color Run

5 kilometres; tens of thousands of smiling faces. Four zones of food-dyed cornstarch colour assault all up in your bits. This is the Swisse Color Run, the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’. Last Sunday, Gizmodo Australia’s Luke Hopewell, Campbell Simpson and Danny Allen slapped on our protective sunnies, braved a lack of early morning coffee and put together this video of our Olympic Park battle.


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