• Dark matter axions possibly found near Magnificent 7 neutron stars

    Dark matter axions possibly found near Magnificent 7 neutron stars

    A new study proposes mysterious axions may be found in X-rays coming from a cluster of neutron stars.
  • Put on a happy face? “Deep acting” associated with improved work life

    Put on a happy face? “Deep acting” associated with improved work life

    New research suggests you can't fake your emotional state to improve your work life — you have to feel it.
  • World's oldest work of art found in a hidden Indonesian valley

    World's oldest work of art found in a hidden Indonesian valley

    Archaeologists discover a cave painting of a wild pig that is now the world's oldest dated work of representational art.
  • How do we become self-aware? Avicenna might have the answer

    How do we become self-aware? Avicenna might have the answer

    Philosophers of the Islamic world enjoyed thought experiments.
  • Rio Tinto execs step down after blast destroyed ancient Australian caves

    Rio Tinto execs step down after blast destroyed ancient Australian caves

    Rio Tinto said its CEO and two other top executives would step down over the mining giant’s destruction a pair of ancient caves in Australia. Chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques will leave by March 31 of next year in response to the May blast at Juukan Gorge, a historic site that humans had occupied for 46,000 …
  • Australian Journalists Flee China after Diplomatic Stand Off

    Australian Journalists Flee China after Diplomatic Stand Off

    Two Australian journalists fled China after being questioned by intelligence agents and forced to seek the protection of their country’s government, their news organizations said Tuesday. Chinese officials told Bill Birtles, Beijing correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Mike Smith, Shanghai correspondent for the Australian Financial Review (AFR) that they were “persons of …
  • McDonald’s accuses Australia’s Burger King of ripping off Big Mac

    McDonald’s accuses Australia’s Burger King of ripping off Big Mac

    Australia’s Burger King franchise is selling a burger that looks suspiciously similar to the Big Mac — and McDonald’s isn’t lovin’ it. The fast-food giant has sued Aussie rival Hungry Jack’s for ripping off its signature sandwich with a new double-decker offering called the “Big Jack,” reports say. In an Aug. 28 lawsuit, McDonald’s asked …
  • Australia’s economy takes sharpest dive since 1930s

    Australia’s economy takes sharpest dive since 1930s

    Australia’s economy suffered its sharpest economic contraction since the Great Depression due to the pandemic, with data released Wednesday confirming the country is in its first recession in 28 years. The economy shrank 7 percent in June, the biggest contraction since records began in 1959, the government reported. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament: “This …
  • Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia

    Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia

    Facebook has threatened to block Australians from sharing news articles if lawmakers there approve a proposal to make it pay news outlets for their content. In a blog post dated Monday, the social-media titan indicated it will “reluctantly” stop users and publishers from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram rather than negotiate …
  • Huawei ends sports sponsor deal amid Australia ‘trade war’

    Huawei ends sports sponsor deal amid Australia ‘trade war’

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei is ending its oldest major sporting sponsorship deal, saying Monday it was breaking its contract with an Australian rugby league team after nine years because of a “great trade war” between China and Australia. Australia has barred the world’s largest maker of switching gear and major smartphone brand from involvement in …