Doctor Who Season 13 Will Be Just 8 Episodes Long

Doctor Who Season 13 Will Be Just 8 Episodes Long

Good news: in spite of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, production has begun on the next season of Doctor Who, to air sometime in 2021. Bad news: said pandemic means that instead of 11 episodes of Doctor Who, we’ll be getting only eight.

Star Trek: Discovery Comes Home, for Better and Worse

Star Trek: Discovery Comes Home, for Better and Worse

So Earth might not have been home home for the tired, buckling crew of the USS Discovery. Trill might not have given all the answers, besides a reckoning of just what a number nearly a millennia of time travel will do on people. But now, our heroes have found the…

Telstra Admits Overcharging 10,000 Customers For 12 Years

Telstra Admits Overcharging 10,000 Customers For 12 Years

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has put Telstra on notice after the telco admitted to overcharging more than 10,000 customers over a 12 year period. Telstra overcharges customers for interim services Telstra customers were over charged to the tune of $2.4 million between 2008 and 2020. These charges…

This Super Rare Squid Is A Deep-Sea Mystery

This Super Rare Squid Is A Deep-Sea Mystery

The mysterious bigfin squid has been spotted in Australia’s waters for the first time. My colleagues and I from the CSIRO and Museums Victoria detail the encounters in our new research, published today in Public Library of Sciences ONE. There have only been about a dozen bigfin squid sightings worldwide…

YouTube Is Down For Everyone Right Now

YouTube Is Down For Everyone Right Now

YouTube appeared to be having technical issues on a global scale on Wednesday night, leaving scores of users (ahem) temporarily unable to stream their rainy night blogging music.

Showdown: Which Bustleback Was The Best?

Showdown: Which Bustleback Was The Best?

I always like it when a little bit of collective, shared insanity takes over a group of people. In the early 1980s, there were many examples of this, from the idea that eating quiche was gendered, to the cubes of Rubik to being forced to push up sleeves on everything…

Baby Yoda’s Snacking Habit Was Apparently Meant to Be Funny

Baby Yoda’s Snacking Habit Was Apparently Meant to Be Funny

In the days since The Mandalorian’s most recent episode hit Disney+, more than a few casual observers of the wee Baby Yoda have taken notice of, and issue with, the Child’s voracious appetite. It’s something that’s taken a turn for the horrific right before his adoptive father’s eyes. If you…

The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series From James Gunn Is Growing

The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series From James Gunn Is Growing

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is poised to give the much-maligned team of antiheroic baddies a second shot at life on both the big and small screens, as John Cena’s overzealous Peacemaker character is the centre in a spinoff series set within the same universe. But a character like the…

Weber vs Traeger: A Backyard Brisket Smoke-off on Wi-Fi Pellet Grills

Weber vs Traeger: A Backyard Brisket Smoke-off on Wi-Fi Pellet Grills

There are few things in this wretched world more glorious than a perfectly smoked brisket. That’s doubly true when travelling to Texas for the real thing — or, hell, even going to a restaurant — is either impossible or could possibly kill you. Thanks to the proliferation of home-smoking tech,…

Take a Look Inside the Washington State Murder Hornet Nest

Take a Look Inside the Washington State Murder Hornet Nest

The full contents of the first “murder hornet” nest discovered in the U.S. have been revealed, and they’re unsurprisingly terrifying. On Tuesday, Washington state officials announced they found over 500 Asian giant hornets in the nest, including dozens of not-yet-fertile queens that were primed to mate, wait out the winter,…

The Scorpion King Could Live Again, But Not With Dwayne Johnson

The Scorpion King Could Live Again, But Not With Dwayne Johnson

Angela Bassett will return for the next two Missions Impossible. Freakazoid is back…on Teen Titans Go!? HBO has cancelled its Stephen King adaptation The Outsider, but there’s hope it might live. Plus, there’s good news for The Umbrella Academy. Spoilers now!

Hyundai Isn’t Messing Around With Its N Cars

Hyundai Isn’t Messing Around With Its N Cars

Almost every other automaker is out here talking about how much they’re doing with electric cars, Hyundai this week was like: That’s cool and all but how about good old SPORTINESS and PERFORMANCE.

Gene Editing Is Revealing How Coral Reefs Respond To Warming Waters

Gene Editing Is Revealing How Coral Reefs Respond To Warming Waters

Genetic engineering has already cemented itself as an invaluable tool for studying gene functions in organisms. Our new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, now demonstrates how gene editing can be used to pinpoint genes involved in corals’ ability to withstand heat stress. A better…

This Building Is Designed For Reuse and Cuts Emissions By 88%

This Building Is Designed For Reuse and Cuts Emissions By 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Our research shows one such Curtin University building, the Legacy Living Lab in Fremantle, reduces construction waste and cuts emissions to almost a tenth…

Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 Plan Late 2021 Return

Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 Plan Late 2021 Return

Like most major comic book conventions in North America, Emerald City Comic Con was cancelled this year in response to the still-ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Though the virus is still raging in the U.S., con producer ReedPop is confident that things will return to normal by next Northern Hemisphere winter.

This Is Apple’s New Fan-Free MacBook Air

This Is Apple’s New Fan-Free MacBook Air

Back at WWDC 2020, Apple announced its big plan to transition all of its computer over to custom-designed ARM-based processors, and now Apple is finally ready to announce its first batch of systems using those chips starting with this: the new MacBook Air with M1. M1 Macbook Air Sporting the…