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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.

Fireball video provokes UFO debate because we're desperate for aliens

Fireball video provokes UFO debate because we're desperate for aliens We've said it before: It's not aliens.Stop saying it's aliens.

Instagram captures stunning electric blue 'sea sparkle' phenomenon

Instagram captures stunning electric blue 'sea sparkle' phenomenon Preservation Bay on Tasmania's north-west coast glowed bright shades of blue over the weekend, and Instagram in particular, was not disappointed.The effect was thanks to a bloom of bioluminescent algae, making it look otherworldly to say the least.