Friday’s Biggest Stories

Friday’s Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

Australians Should Be Allowed To Circumvent Geoblocking: Productivity Commission
Australian consumers should be allowed to use technologies like VPNs and proxies to access digital content libraries from other countries.

Mad Scientist Builds Fully Functional Hoverbike
Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike.

Why Anesthesia Is One Of The Greatest Medical Mysteries Of Our Time
Anesthesia was a major medical breakthrough, allowing us to lose consciousness during surgery and other painful procedures.

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