How Bushfire Smoke Affects Pets And Other Animals

How Bushfire Smoke Affects Pets And Other Animals

Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in Australia, fuelled by heatwaves and drought, have burned more than 10.7 million hectares, an area larger than Iceland.

Google I/O Puzzle Cracked, Event Details Revealed

Google I/O Puzzle Cracked, Event Details Revealed

Another year, another Google I/O. Each year the company teases it’s developers conference by making people solve a puzzle to discover the date of the event. This year it is space themed and titled ‘Collaboration of the Cosmos’. At the time of writing the puzzle is less than 10 hours…

Should We Be Worried About The New Wuhan Coronavirus?

Should We Be Worried About The New Wuhan Coronavirus?

The World Health Organisation has postponed its decision about whether to classify the new Wuhan coronavirus as a global health emergency. It wants to gather more information and will meet again at midday on Thursday in Geneva (late Thursday night, Australian time).

Sonos Backpedals, Says ‘All Products Will Work Past May’

Sonos Backpedals, Says ‘All Products Will Work Past May’

Just a few short days ago, Sonos dropped the bomb that some of its older products would no longer receive software updates starting in May 2020. In the initial announcement, Sonos reasoned that the ‘legacy products’ were all reaching the end of their useful life. It then told users they…

Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts’ Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts’ Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you…

14 Women Directing Genre Movies We’re Excited To Watch

14 Women Directing Genre Movies We’re Excited To Watch

The Oscars (and most Hollywood awards, for that matter) might be notorious for ignoring women directors but fortunately, genre cinema doesn’t feel the same way. In fact, some of our most anticipated superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films are directed by women. Imagine that!

The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers just removed U.S. federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small waterways and many of the nation’s wetlands. Later today, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce the change at a conference of the National Association of Home Builders,…

Engineer Builds A Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Engineer Builds A Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Some of the most impressive custom Lego creations are models that actually do something, like AI-powered brick sorters, a life-size drivable go-kart, and even a machine that can solve Rubik’s Cubes. But over on YouTube’s Brick Experiment Channel they’ve created what could be the first flying drone made almost entirely…

Stress Really Can Turn Your Hair White, Mouse Experiment Suggests

Stress Really Can Turn Your Hair White, Mouse Experiment Suggests

The idea that fright or any other kind of stress can turn hair white has endured for centuries. But a new study this week—in mice—provides some of the first concrete evidence of this phenomenon existing. It might also offer a biological explanation for how it happens.

Scientists Are Re-Engineering Viruses To Cure Bacterial Infections

Scientists Are Re-Engineering Viruses To Cure Bacterial Infections

The world is in the midst of a global “superbug” crisis. Antibiotic resistance has been found in numerous common bacterial infections, including tuberculosis, gonorrhoea and salmonellosis, making them difficult ” if not impossible ” to treat. We’re on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”, where there are fewer treatment options…

The New Trailer For The Lodge Promises A Snowy Getaway…To Your Doom

The New Trailer For The Lodge Promises A Snowy Getaway…To Your Doom

Remember Goodnight Mummy? If you saw the 2014 plastic-surgery terror trip from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, you’ve probably been haunted by it ever since. The Austrian writing-directing duo’s latest, The Lodge, is finally opening soon”and if this new trailer is any indication, many fresh nightmares will follow in its…

The Best Size Of Wheels Are 15s

The Best Size Of Wheels Are 15s

Gizmodo has been proud to establish that the correct amount of horsepower is 300. I would now like to forward something that I have felt in my heart for some time: the best size of wheel is 15″.

Twitter Borked Its Own Platform Trying To Fix Its Nazi Ad-Targeting Problem

Twitter Borked Its Own Platform Trying To Fix Its Nazi Ad-Targeting Problem

Like most companies in the tech realm, Twitter is no stranger to weirdly hollow apologies. Some of the company’s greatest hits happened when it was grilled on offensive trending topics (whoops!), leaking account info to hackers (oopsie!), and failing to deal with the harassment-filled cesspool a lot of us know…

It’s So Cold In Florida, Iguanas Are Falling From The Sky

It’s So Cold In Florida, Iguanas Are Falling From The Sky

It’s cold in Florida, so you know what that means: falling iguanas. No, seriously. The U.S. National Weather Service’s Miami office issued a warning Tuesday that temperatures could dip into the 30s and 40s on Wednesday, leading to iguanas plummeting out of trees. And Twitter users confirmed Wednesday morning that…

Ring Hopes You’ve Forgotten About Its Security Issues

Ring Hopes You’ve Forgotten About Its Security Issues

Amazon’s Ring home security system has a reputation that precedes it. For months, we’ve been hearing tales from the U.S. of creepy hacks, police monitoring and an overall lack of security, all thanks to Ring. Now, Australia’s getting a chance to experience it for themselves, with the Ring Indoor Cam…