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How To Watch The Super Bowl Live, Online And Free In Australia

The 50th Super Bowl is about to kick off in San Francisco. Here’s how you can tune in from your couch or office chair in Australia.


Augmented Reality Climbing Looks Like So Much Damn Fun

I love climbing arguably more than breathing, but when you’re stuck in the same gym with the same routes all day long, it can get just the teensiest bit boring. This augmented reality climbing game seems like the perfect antidote.


Skier Somehow Survives A Terrifying 300 Metre Tumble Down A Mountain

Video: I don’t know how this is possible (though I am very thankful it is), but immediately after skiier Angel Collinson tumbled 300m down the side of an Alaskan mountain, she sat up and told everyone that she was going to walk back up the mountain to get her stuff. I mean, how badarse is that? After being put in the dangerous whirlwind free fall for what seemed like forever (the drop kept going and going and going), she just brushed it off like it was nothing. Incredible.


Seeing A First Person View Of Hockey Tricks Is So Damn Cool

Video: I don’t really realise the skill of professional athletes until I see them up close. The speed in which they do things, the control they have over their bodies, the hand eye coordination. It’s all ridiculously superhuman. Just check out this video of hockey players running through exercises and tricks. You get to see some of them in the first person view and it’s incredible.


The First Person View Of Badminton Is Intense

Video: I remember laughing at the idea of playing badminton in high school. And even after watching all those epic badminton rally videos that pop up every now and again on YouTube, the idea of hitting a birdie (or shuttlecock) back and forth with mini-rockets still seems funny to me. This first person view of the sport changes things. It is so, so quick! It’s so intense you barely have any time to react.


Why 2016 Will Be The Year Of E-Sports

2015 was by far the biggest year for professional video gaming, with 334 million people watching the championships for League of Legends, a multiplayer battle video game. Mix in bigger sponsors, more tech company money, better hardware, and virtual reality, and 2016 could be the year this phenomenon really takes off.


Stupid DroneĀ 

Four-time World Cup champion skier Marcel Hirscher was doing his thing in a slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy today, minding his own business, when he was almost smoked by a news drone.


What Happens When You Pump Way Too Much Air Into A BasketballĀ 

Video: Kaboom! It’s no surprise that a basketball would explode if you pumped it with a ridiculous amount of air but it’s really cool to see it unravel in super slow motion. The ball basically disintegrates and you can see the limp leftovers tear apart from each other as the orange sphere separates from having too much air inside. Basically, a preview of how the world will end.


Surfers Rejoice -- Physicists Have Found The Perfect Wave

Experienced surfers are great intuitive physicists, able to spot the best waves and manipulate the various forces at play because they have spent years actively developing those skills. French scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris are quantifying what good surfers know intuitively by building their own mini surfing laboratory.


Installing This Temporary Basketball Net Is As Easy As A Free Throw

Finding a playground basketball hoop with the net still intact is rarer than spotting Bigfoot. But because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the swish of a net after a perfect shot, someone has created a temporary one that can be easily installed on any regulation rim.


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