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Australia, we are in luck. The Geminid meteor shower is making its annual appearance in our skies, and all 41+ meteors an hour (if you're lucky enough to be in the Top End) will be brighter than ever, thanks to the moon taking a hike for the event. Tonight marks the "peak" of the shower - here's how you can watch here in Australia.

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Cardio is hell.

About the only thing that helps me put in a solid half hour is a good playlist, so a great pair of fitness headphones is an absolute necessity.

Can Plantronics Backbeat FIT 305 make hell a little more bearable?

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Last week recurring donation platform Patreon announced a change to its payments structure from an intuitive, once-a-month setup to a convoluted one that may as well have relied on used car salesman maths. Creators and patrons alike made their displeasure known, loudly. Today the company's CEO Jack Conte announced unequivocally that the changes won't take place.

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Let's face it - if there's a pro photographer in your life, they already know what they need, and what they want. But if you've got a loved one whose Instagram is starting to look a little more polished than usual (and it's not because they are stealing stock photos), these gifts might be just what they've been hoping for.

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Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can't believe it's a real movie. I can't believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is genuinely shocking at times - multiple times - but it also feels fully authentic to the Star Wars universe. And this is why The Last Jedi is so good, even if there are a few hiccups along the way.

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Halfway between Brooklyn and Montauk, a steel cupola propped up on wooden legs once looked out over the Long Island Sound and beyond the horizon. Built in the first years of the 20th century, Wardenclyffe Tower served as the centrepiece of a real-life mad scientist's laboratory. Lever pulling, lightning bolts, maniacal laughter - this is where that sort of thing was supposed to happen. And it almost did.

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Every December, for about the last 30 years, the BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) publishes a batch of studies and papers that sound way more fun than the typical science fare.

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Perhaps one of the first things you learned in kindergarten was that you had five senses: sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch. But the actual number is probably way more than that, maybe in the 30s. And there's a whole lot we don't know about the senses that we do have.