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Australia and Oceania

All our reports, articles and notes covering this part of the world.

13 November 2020
Antarctica, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia

New species of animals and how the poo-analysis helped us find them

According to the recent genetic studies made by Australian scientists, the greater glider, one of the world’s biggest gliding mammals, is actually three separate species. The greater glider is a nocturnal animal unique to Australia. It is comparable to a cat in size, it is fluffy, and feeds on eucalyptus leaves only. “They launch themselves […]
6 November 2020
France, Australia, USA, Europe

Abandoned art and the “mini-festival” in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival organized a three-day “mini film fest” as a “declaration of love” for culture. The organizers want the festival to help the region in tough times and an encouragement for the cinema industry. In the absence of most international movie stars, the spectators were invited to walk the famous red carpet. The […]
30 October 2020
Singapore, Australia, USA

Underwater turbines and going green after a tornado

The tornado that hit Greensburg, Kansas in the U.S. in 2007 destroyed 95% of the buildings in that town. After its rebuilding, Greensburg is now a zero-emission city. All of the electricity used by the inhabitants comes from a wind farm, and the heating and cooling systems rely on geothermal energy. All the buildings are […]
16 October 2020
Australia, Nigeria, United Kingdom

New art rock style, giant refugee puppet and Twitter as a safe space

To dramatize and draw attention to the plight of child refugees, British activists will make a 3,5-metre-high puppet of a refugee girl and make it walk 8 000 kilometers from the Syrian-Turkish border to Manchester. Dubbed as Little Amal, it will start its travel in March. Before concluding it in July, it will visit more […]
26 September 2020
Australia, USA, Europe

Australian stinging trees and scientists using shotguns to collect samples

The remaining of Europe’s ancient biodiverse forests need immediate protection. Primary forests constitute only 4% of woods in the continent. According to scientists, most of the European primary forests are in Scandinavia, Finland, and Eastern Europe. Still, local governments often are not aware of their value and do not offer proper protection. The researchers from […]
23 September 2020
New Zealand, Australia and Oceania

Hackers’ offensive: LinkedIn, Tesla and New Zealand stock exchange

Hackers from Lazarus Group – linked to North Korea – used LinkedIn in an attempt to steal cryptocurrency. The attack on organizations in at least 14 countries was partially done via a fake job offer made for system administrators within the targeted entity. The offer was used for phishing and extraction of personal information and […]
23 April 2018
Australia and Oceania

A medicine curing blood cancer developed by Australian researchers has undergone two trials

A medicine curing blood cancer developed by Australian researchers has undergone two trials. It could become an alternative to chemotherapy and modify cancer treatment, according to John Seymour at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC), who led the venetoclax tests. Good results of both tests were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In […]
22 March 2018
Australia and Oceania

Australia and East Timor have reached an agreement which determines the maritime boundaries between the two countries

Australia and East Timor have reached an agreement which determines the maritime boundaries between the two countries. The treaty is a result of a first in the history conciliation procedure under the UN convention of the law of the sea. The agreement has ended decade-long negotiations. At last it determines the rights and ownership of […]