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Beauty and Death in the Yukon

I trudge up to the creek. It doesn’t look that bad from a distance – a silver ribbon braided through a blanket of rocks. But up close, it’s a throbbing gunmetal vein and my stomach swirls at the thought of crossing it…

Read on Global Hobo.

 
Photo by Dan Brown.

Photo by Dan Brown.

New aerial images reveal bushfire damage in Tasmanian World Heritage Area one year on

Recovery is slow one year after devastating bushfires tore through the pristine wilderness.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image: State Library of NSW.

Image: State Library of NSW.

On this day: Winning design for the Sydney Opera House revealed

Unknown Danish architect Jørn Utzon won the competition with his bold vision.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Illustration by Meg Gough-Brooks.

Illustration by Meg Gough-Brooks.

Ben Goldacre and the Power of Evidence

Model Specimens is a monthly column that explores the role models who inspired today’s scientists and artists. This month, Ellen Rykers discusses how Ben Goldacre saved her love of science and encouraged her down the science communication path.

Read online at Lateral Magazine.

 
Photo by Jasper Lowenstein.

Photo by Jasper Lowenstein.

Cannibal copperhead snake caught on camera

Twelve-year-old Jasper Lowenstein snapped photos of the snake-eat-snake incident in his backyard in Hobart, Tasmania.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by mjwinoz (CC BY 2.0).

Photo by mjwinoz (CC BY 2.0).

Queensland leopard shark makes first recorded sexual transition

Australian researchers have recorded the first instance of a shark switching from sexual to asexual reproduction.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo via James Cook University.

Photo via James Cook University.

Sea turtle orientation mystery revealed

Early-rising sea turtles may use the Sun to find their way home, new Australian research suggests.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Gerry Pearce.

Photo by Gerry Pearce.

Amazing photos show lace monitor raiding a brush turkey's mound

AG wildlife photographer Gerry Pearce captured this dramatic photo series in Garigal National Park near Sydney.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Lima Andruška (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Photo by Lima Andruška (CC BY-SA 2.0).

The dangers of heatstroke

Keeping your cool when extreme temperatures suck moisture from the body can mean the difference between life and death.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

     
    Illustration by Elena Garcia.

    Illustration by Elena Garcia.

    Surrogates in space

    Human space exploration has languished in recent years while robots lead the charge into the final frontier. Will humans ever venture beyond our pale blue dot?

    Read online at Lateral Magazine.