Being that this is the internet, you’ve no doubt spotted comments lurking on social media that shout “CLIMATE CHANGE IS A FRAUD” and so-on. Or watch politicians on claim NASA has manipulated temperature data for the last couple of decades, on national television.
But can you imagine *living* with a climate change denier?
Fortunately, the folks from Australian comedy group Collective Noun have imagined it as an amusing, rather than frustrating encounter, from the denial of burnt toast to an over-filled tea cup.
As Grab jostles to edge Uber out in Singapore, the Asian company is arming itself with one thing Uber hasn’t really got — traditional cabs.
On Thursday, Grab announced that it will properly onboard 7,000 drivers from the Trans-cab company onto its platform, bumping up the number of cabbies familiar with its ride-booking app.
Grab’s app is already available for interested cab drivers, but a formal effort by the taxi company and Grab to get drivers on will likely provide a boost to the number of cabs that Grab can pair with passengers looking for a ride.
Using LiDAR technology, the researchers were able to map vast fields of the mysterious reef, populated by giant donut-shaped rings. Known as Halimeda bioherms, the rings are around 200 to 300 metres (656 to 984 feet) wide and up to 20 metres (66 feet) thick. Because they sit in deeper water, people boating or diving on the reef are unlikely to notice them. …
From the folks who brought you the deceptively simple indie hits Threes and Ridiculous Fishing comes TumbleSeed — another colorful game with a quirky premise, rolling onto PS4, Steam, macOS and Windows early next year. As developer Benedict Fritz de… …read more
Artificial intelligence technology doesn’t just have to solve grand challenges. Sometimes, it can tackle decidedly everyday problems — like, say, improving a cucumber farm. Makoto Koike has built a cucumber sorter that uses Google’s TensorFlow machi… …read more
Delivering her first speech as Labor member for the New South Wales seat of Barton in Sydney’s south, Burney donned a kangaroo skin cloak featuring her clan totem, the goanna, and her personal totem, the white cockatoo, which she described as “the noisy messenger bird.” …
Ever wondered how to ensure a watermelon doesn’t break into a million pieces while dropping it from a tower that’s 45 metres (147 feet) high? This might be the solution for you.
The good people from experiment-loving, Australian YouTube group How Ridiculous have put together a video in which they coat a watermelon with the super-strong protective spray called Line-X, to see if it would be able to survive after a big fall.
It does. It even bounces like a bouncy ball! But the inside of the fruit tells a different story.
Geologists have discovered possible evidence of ancient life in rocks that are over 3.7 billion years old. It’s an extraordinary find that, if confirmed, would make the fossils within the oldest we have on Earth. …read more