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"Start-up Darwinism in action": Uber X, Sky Muster and the new Nexus (Girt by CNET podcast 44)

Uber's "disruptive" ride-sharing gets rubber-stamped in Canberra, the NBN shoots for the stars and Google gets a little over-excited and accidentally launches five new products.

By 2 October 2015


Darwin Awards study says men are far more idiotic than women

Scientists analyze the past 10 years of silly, avoidable deaths and find that almost 90 percent of the "protagonists" in these scenarios were male.

By 13 December 2014


Smart home saviour: Man saves house from Australian bushfires with an app

As bushfires raged through South Australia, a man watched the flames approach his farm while he was 3,000km away, but not entirely helpless to act.

By 27 November 2015


New Galapagos giant tortoise crawls into science spotlight

Researchers are surprised to discover a group of giant tortoises on a Galapagos island are a completely separate species.

By 23 October 2015


Compensating: Loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest balls

The male howler monkeys with the biggest vocal organs have the smallest testicles and lowest sperm count, new research has found.

By 23 October 2015


Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC, season pass announced

London's infamous serial killer to feature in upcoming DLC pack.

By 15 September 2015


Diver breaks up mortal combat between deadly sea snake, stonefish

During a fishing trip, Rick Trippe came across a dangerous sea snake and stonefish fighting each other. He separated them with his bare hands and lived to tell all about it.

By 3 September 2015


What do Edward Snowden and Elton John have in common? Crustaceans

A newly discovered crayfish gets named after the NSA leaker and an amphipod after the singer of "Crocodile Rock." Now whose name are we going to use when we find a new species of crocodile?

By 27 August 2015


Natural selection: Mama robot builds self-evolving baby-bots

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have built a robot that can build other robots, test them, and improve on the results.

By 18 August 2015


Remote communities call for digital inclusion in outback Australia

A forum of Indigenous leaders, remote community groups and industry experts has called for more targeted telecommunications in the bush, highlighting the success stories of a connected outback.

By 21 July 2015