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Mapped: The Beaches Where Lego Washes Up

(BBC) – The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have

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Sept. 14, 1966 – View From Gemini XI, 850 Miles Above the Earth

(NASA) – The western half of Australia, looking west, as seen from the Gemini XI spacecraft, 850 miles above the Earth on Sept. 14, 1966. Reaching this record-shattering altitude was

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Professor Brian Cox Clashes with Australian Climate Sceptic

(BBC) – Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy. The British physicist behind BBC’s Wonders of the

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Australia Sets Up Specialist Cyber Unit to Trace Terrorism Payments

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has set up a cyber-intelligence unit to identify terrorism financing, money laundering and financial fraud online, the government said on Tuesday, because of “unprecedented” threats to

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Australia Plans New Co-Ordinates to Fix Sat-Nav Gap

(BBC NEWS) – Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Local co-ordinates, used to

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Survey of 6,000 Coral Reefs Uncovers 15 ‘Bright Spots’

(FUTURITY) – Researchers have discovered a handful of “bright spots” among the world’s embattled coral reefs, suggesting that a radical new approach to conservation may have promise. In one of

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Research Proves Aboriginal Australians Were First Inhabitants

(TERRA DAILY) – Griffith University researchers have found evidence that demonstrates Aboriginal people were the first to inhabit Australia, as reported in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of

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Australian Researchers Develop Breakthrough in Solar Technology

(3TAGS) – ‘Zero-energy’ buildings—which generate as much power as they consume—are now much closer after a team at Australia’s University of New South Wales achieved the world’s highest efficiency using

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Australian Says He Created Bitcoin, but Some Skeptical

By Byron Kaye and Jemima Kelly SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) – Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided

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Apple, ANZ Bank Strike Deal to Bring Apple Pay to Australia

By Matt Siegel and Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) – Apple Inc expanded its Apple Pay digital wallet in Australia on Thursday after ANZ became the country’s first bank to support

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