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Oh boy! '90s Nickelodeon classic 'Rocko's Modern Life' is coming back

Oh boy! '90s Nickelodeon classic 'Rocko's Modern Life' is coming back Now the bizarre and wonderful TV show, starring an Australian wallaby whose best friend is a cow, is on its way back to television.An original one-hour special based on the series has been announced by Nickelodeon, roughly 20 years (!

Tributes flow online for Miss World 2016 finalist, dead at 17

Tributes flow online for Miss World 2016 finalist, dead at 17 High school student and Miss World 2016 finalist, Elyse Miller-Kennedy, has died at 17, after a head-on car crash left her in critical condition on Aug.3.

Grandparents' pure elation at Kyle Chalmers' gold medal win is adorable

Grandparents' pure elation at Kyle Chalmers' gold medal win is adorable Suffice it to say, not many people thought 18-year-old Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers had a big chance of taking home a gold medal.No wonder grandparents Malcolm and Julie Bagnell, at home in Port Lincoln, South Australia reacted the way they did.

Team Fiji had the most powerful reaction to their first gold medal win

Team Fiji had the most powerful reaction to their first gold medal win The Fiji men's rugby 7s team have made history in Rio, winning the nation's first ever gold medal against their former colonists.The whole nation is celebrating Fiji's victory; people are dancing in the streets of the country's capital, Suva.

Being a canoeist is very hard, as these Olympians' faces clearly demonstrate

Being a canoeist is very hard, as these Olympians' faces clearly demonstrate The Olympics aren’t always as glamorous as they seem — especially when it comes to canoeing.On Thursday, New Zealand's Luuka Jones slipped into second place in the K1 canoe slalom.

A flaming toilet paper runway is one way to land at night in outback Australia

A flaming toilet paper runway is one way to land at night in outback Australia If it's setting rolls of toilet paper on fire to help land a plane, then so be it.We'd like stations to have their own flares and be practiced in putting them out.

Undressing for visibility: Project captures women's raw beauty

Undressing for visibility: Project captures women's raw beauty An Australian photographer is the behind the 'Underneath We Are Women' project, a photobook that aims to represent diversity through "100 women, 100 bodies 100 stories.I put up a post on Facebook and got all these women saying 'I'd love to participate in your project!

Innovation summit a reminder of how science's problem is politics

Innovation summit a reminder of how science's problem is politics In early 2016, Marshall caused international furore when he proposed cutting hundreds of climate research roles in favour of science that could be more readily commercialised, deeming the science of climate change largely settled.Nevertheless Australia's relatively new science minister, Greg Hunt, has now directed Marshall to restore 15 climate research positions.

Emoji habits laid bare in new real-time graph that charts top 50

Emoji habits laid bare in new real-time graph that charts top 50 Remember when the Oxford English Dictionary declared "😂 " Word of the Year 2015?It seemed novel at the time but it's only grown in legitimacy since and with it, real-time trackers that log emoji use universally.

Watching a bowling ball drop from a tower onto an axe is pretty wild

Watching a bowling ball drop from a tower onto an axe is pretty wild If you can't seem to get a split playing ten pin bowling, why not just split the ball itself?That's what Australian stunt group How Ridiculous have done, but instead of just bludgeoning the thing, they've decided to launch the ball from a 45 metre (150 feet) high tower, dropping it on an axe below.

Feast your eyes on these stop-motion meals made out of nothing but paper

Feast your eyes on these stop-motion meals made out of nothing but paper But look closer, and you'll find this image actually features an intricate paper creation, weeks in the making.The plate of pasta, along other culinary designs, are part of a project called Paper Meal.

Harambe wins 'hijacked' naming competition for new water slide

Harambe wins 'hijacked' naming competition for new water slide Surely after the Boaty McBoatface saga, you'd think caution would be exercised when it comes to public naming competitions.Yet the much-loved internet star that is Harambe, the gorilla who died at Cincinnati Zoo, has ended up becoming the name of a water slide in Hobart, Australia.

How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams?

How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams? She said learning to work with teams in multiple locations was a significant learning curve.Using such tools also means she can stay away from formal emails, which she views as draining.

Why letting goldfish go wild is a bad idea: They become giant pests

Why letting goldfish go wild is a bad idea: They become giant pests You may think dumping goldfish into a river is a harmless act, but in reality the fish can become destructively big.That's all thanks to people letting them go in local waterways.

Hundreds of high school girls victims of online ‘pornography ring’

Hundreds of high school girls victims of online ‘pornography ring’ Over 70 schools in Australia have had sexual images of female students displayed on the site, news.Young men use the group to nominate a high school or area they're looking for nudes from, or full names of girls they are "hunting," according to the Australian news organisation.

Teen boys are 'abusing' girls online. But how do we talk about it?

Teen boys are 'abusing' girls online. But how do we talk about it? How do we talk to teenage boys, who will soon become young men, about the consequences of sharing these images?He said boys share such photos to prove something to their friends.

Grab your headphones: Facebook is testing video with autoplay sound

Grab your headphones: Facebook is testing video with autoplay sound From Tuesday local time, a some Australians may notice autoplay on all types of video (including ads and Facebook Live) acting differently on their mobile app.In one version of the test, sound plays immediately as the video begins, if you have sound enabled on your device.

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers The thylacine, more popularly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was an apex predator in Australia and Tasmania before its extinction in the early 20th century.Despite its superficial resemblance to a large dog, the thylacine was actually a marsupial, with no relation to canines — its doglike features emerged as it evolved to fill an ecological niche similar to wolves.

Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in.There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good.