Australia

A turtle's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef (WWF-Australia)

GoPro-Wearing Turtle Takes You On A Magical Ride Through Great Barrier Reef

A new conservation project lets anyone take a leisurely swim along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of a sea turtle.

07/01/2015

Australia (credit: Thinkstock)

Best Backpacking Trips To Take Through Australia

A guide to five of the best backpacking trips in Australia

06/19/2015

Paradise Bay and Orne Harbor are located in West Antarctica. Argentina and Chile both have scientific bases on the shore. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Australia, Antarctica May Have Been Ancient Next Door Neighbors With California

Australia and Antarctica may have once been next door neighbors with California and Arizona, according to new findings by USGS scientists.

06/16/2015

A group of Australian basketball trick shot artists nailed a shot from 415 feet above the basket, atop the Gordon Dam in Tasmania.(@howridiculousau)

Trick Shot Breaks Basketball Record 415 Feet Above Tasmania’s Gordon Dam (VIDEO)

A group of Australian basketball trick shot artists nailed a shot from 415 feet above the basket, atop the Gordon Dam in Tasmania.

06/15/2015

Man carries his son in his arms during a daily walk at his property in  Queensland, Australia that suffered from the country's longest drought on record. Almost 80% of the region was affected. The government approved emergency drought relief to assist eligible farmers. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent

Desperate for solutions, Californians have taken a keen interest in how Australia coped with its “Big Dry,” a torturous drought that stretched across the millennium, from the late 1990s through 2012.

05/25/2015

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Police Tweet Pot Smoker’s To-Do List: Get Up… Dye Hair… Get Stoned

Yes, even stoners are serious about getting it done.

05/04/2015

United States dollar (USD) (Photo credit by ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Dream Vacations Nearly Twice As Affordable In 2015 Thanks To The Strong U.S. Dollar

Get out your luggage. Get that passport in order. The dream vacation you never took to an exotic faraway destination could be a reality this year thanks to the strong U.S. dollar.

04/28/2015

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands Wednesday. (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands East Of Australia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon.

04/22/2015

In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California.

Prepare For ‘Australian-Type’ Drought, California Officials Warn

A panel of top state and local officials that met in Sacramento Thursday warned that residents should prepare for what could be a decade-long drought much like that experienced in Australia recently.

04/09/2015

Jarryd Hayne speaks to the media during a press conference at the Telstra Amphitheatre on March 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Hayne has signed a NFL futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers.  (Matt King/Getty Images Sport)

Australian Rugby Superstar Jarryd Hayne Agrees To Contract With San Francisco 49ers

An Australian rugby who announced his intention to give up his career to transition into the National Football League says he will play for the San Francisco 49ers.

03/03/2015

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