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In depth: What is the Change the Date debate in Australia?

Every year around January 26, a debate rages in Australia… Change the Date. Australia Day, on 26 January, commemorates the day in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet of 11 British ships, arrived at Sydney Cove to signal the birth of the colony. But many people also call it “Invasion Day” […]

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Coral reef taller than a skyscraper found in Australia

A new, and enormous, coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. Like an underwater mountain, the unnamed reef is about 1.5km long, 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York’s Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin […]

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City of Sydney switches on green button 

The largest city in Australia is now officially powered by 100% green energy! The City of Sydney, which is home to a quarter-million people, has begun sourcing all of its energy from two solar farms and the largest wind farm in all of New South Wales. All the City of Sydney’s operations – including street […]

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These maps show the literal names of countries, and states! 

Travelling is fun, it opens horizons, gives experiences and creates memories. But while travelling have you ever thought what would the said destination mean in their own language?  Learning the etymology – the origin of words – of countries around the world offers us fascinating insight into the origins of some of our favorite travel […]

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Poland hit by wildfires 

As if the onslaught of coronavirus wasn’t enough, Poland is fighting one more war.  Some 6,000 hectares of Biebrza National Park in northeastern Poland were ablaze due to wildfire. More than 120 firefighters rushed to extinguish the flames. Biebrza is home to 59,000 hectares of wetlands, wildlife such as moose, beavers, and unique species of […]

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Seven new Peacock Spiders discovered 

A young 22-year-old Australian spider enthusiast has identified and named seven new species of extraordinary Peacock Spider in the Maratus genus. Famed for their colourful schemes and funky courtship dances, they’re a visual feast for arachnophiles and arachnophobes alike. Peacock spiders are tiny and harmless, measuring about 5 mm (1/5th of an inch) long. To […]

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Tennis: Serena Williams first win in three years 

It has been three years since tennis star Serena Williams won any title. The drought finally came to an end when she lifted the trophy at the ASB Classic after defeating fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4. She donated all her $43,000 (around Rs30 lacs) prize money to Australian bushfire relief. The 38-year-old is mom […]

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Australian fire: Govt drops 2,000 kg veggies to feed starving animals 

The Australian government is using helicopters and airplanes to help feed starving animals displaced by the country’s wildfire crisis. The New South Wales government used aircraft to drop more than 1,800 kg of food, mostly carrots and sweet potatoes, to colonies of brush-tailed rock-wallabies that were left stranded as massive wildfires ravaged their habitat. The […]

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Australian fire affects millions, including animals 

The new year has not started on such a happy note for Australia where thousands have been displaced and millions of animals have been affected due to the raging bushfires. The Australian sky had turned red due to the fires. And though many fires were controlled, few are still going on and affecting the livelihood […]

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Koalas are in danger, and people are coming to help them 

One of the most iconic animals of Australia is koala bear, and the raging bushfire has affected their population. Many videos surfaced where the animals were yelping for help. A large number of koalas have died in the fires.  But there are Samaritans ready to help and save. People from all over the world have […]