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This incredible animation shows what 80,000 tons of garbage in the ocean looks like

Plastic has become a major threat not only to the Earth's ecosystem, but also to humans - many sea animals ingest microplastics, which ultimately can end up in our food.

Global markets slump as a 'poisonous brewing cauldron' of risks spooks investors

Global markets fall once again after brief two-day relief rally. A "poisonous brewing cauldron of geopolitical and economic issues" is to blame for the risk-off sentiment gripping investors.

Review: Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are the best smartphones you can buy right now

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones are the best smartphones you can buy right now - they're even better than Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max. Google makes up for mediocre hardware with an amazing camera and a pure Android software…

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people and getting what you want

Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable and creative companies in modern times with Apple and Pixar - but he didn't reach those heights by following the rules all the time.

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Get In The Halloween Spirit With The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme Played On Spooky Decorations


Video. It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with your favourite festive films as the holidays arrive, staring with Halloween. What’s your favourite spooky flick? A classic horror movie, or something lighter?


Oh My God, Supergirl's Agent Liberty Is Just Trump


Just to be clear, before we get into a pretty spoilery rundown of what happened on Supergirl this week, Agent Liberty — who we know to be played by the very chiselled Sam Witwer — did not whip off his goofy bronze mask to show the even…


Some Supplements Are Full Of Untested, Experimental Stimulants, Study Finds


Doctors have criticised the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. recently for its inaction on supplements that contain potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients. But new research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine…

Restoring A Die-Cast Tractor Toy With 3D-Printed Parts Looks Like A Great Way To Zone Out


Video. They’re becoming more prevalent in manufacturing, but if you’re still wondering if you need a 3D printer at home, there’s just one other question you need to ask. Do you have any old die-cast toy cars in need of a restoration?


JP MORGAN: The explosion of debt in China is forcing Beijing to change plans

2018 has been the most volatile year for Chinese stocks since the market crash of 2015. However, JP Morgan says the buildup of debt over that time means policy makers will need to use different tools to maintain economic growth.


Private equity and Australia's biggest super fund just lobbed another $4.1 billion takeover bid for Healthscope

Healthscope, Australia’s second biggest private hospital operator, just received another $4.1 billion takeover bid. The offer is from a consortium headed by BGH Capital and industry fund AustralianSuper.


Oculus Co-Founder's Departure Could Mean Bad Things For Facebook VR


Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $US2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus…


The decline in property prices is the 'fall we had to have,' according to Deloitte

Deloitte Access Economics says the fall in property prices is the house price fall we had to have. The price of money is rising and the quantity of loans made is under pressure.

More Joker Set Pictures Give Us Our First Look At The New Thomas Wayne


Get up close with Godzilla. King of the Monsters’ take on Ghidorah. Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie gets a delay. Stephen Amell dispels a suitably ludicrous rumour about the DC/CW crossover. Plus, a bizarre look at Freddy Krueger’s return,…

There could be thousands of undiscovered creatures in the sea — here are the most terrifying ones we know about

Some of the most terrifying sea creatures live deep down in the ocean - and there could be thousands more that we have yet to discover. If you dive 140 meters underwater, you could see a magemouth shark and 300 meters down, you might find…


Monday, Oct 22

The Android phone maker that is more popular than Apple isn't selling its new iPhone rival in the US

Huawei won't be selling its latest flagship devices, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones, in the US. That's because the company is locked out of the US market thanks to government fears that it spies on people for China.

The weakness in China's economy 'has nothing to do with the trade war'

Donald Trump’s trade war with China has been one factor weighing on China’s stock market this year. But Macquarie Bank economists say it’s yet to have had any drag on the broader Chinese economy.

Here are 1000 reasons to be concerned about the Australian Federal Government's proposed encryption laws

A Parliamentary hearing is considering the Morrison Government's proposed encryption laws Telcos receiving "around 1000" requests per day for customer details

The downturn in Sydney and Melbourne's housing markets is showing no signs of slowing

Home prices in Sydney and Melbourne fell by 0.2% last week. Prices in the other mainland state capitals were flat to higher. Over the past year, Sydney prices have fallen more than those in Melbourne. However, the pace of price declines…

Sunday, Oct 21

The Saudi government reportedly targeted and punished several dissidents after an American consultancy firm identified them in a report

The Saudi government targeted and punished several dissidents after the American consultancy firm McKinsey & Company identified them in a report as critics, The New York Times reported.

A French swimmer is racing to become the first person to swim across the Pacific. Here's what his days in the water are like.

More than 1,200 miles (1,930km) from the coast of Japan, a 51-year-old Frenchman is swimming in the Pacific Ocean right now. Or he's eating. Those are pretty much the only two activities Benoît Lecomte does these days, as he attempts to…

9 reasons you should buy the iPhone XS instead of an iPhone XR

Apple has a new iPhone coming out next week. The iPhone XR was announced in September alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max. The latter two phones were released to the public on September 21, but folks had to wait a month for the more…

The $600bn reason why China's stock market crash might get a whole lot worse

Chinese stocks have lost more than 30% of their value since the start of 2018. Fears of a slowing economy, rising debts and the impact of US President Donald Trump's trade war have all played a role in pushing the Chinese market lower.

Saturday, Oct 20

Russia has allegedly been spreading far-right propaganda on Facebook to try and influence the US midterms — here it is

A Russian woman has been charged by the US Justice Department with conspiring to interfere with the US midterm elections. She has been accused of orchestrating a $US35 million social media scheme to create fake accounts and post divisive…

Wentworth falls: Turnbull's seat is lost as Australia's richest electorate turns against the Liberal Party

Voters in Malcolm Turnbull's old seat of Wentworth have passed a brutal judgement on the Liberal Party by electing independent Kerryn Phelps to replace the former prime minister, in an historic result in the blue-ribbon seat that leaves…

Trump says 'we have a tremendous order' with Saudi Arabia, doesn't want to cancel defence contracts 'as retribution' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Saudi Arabia admitted that missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died inside the Saudi Consulate after an encounter with Saudi operatives there "led to a quarrel and a physical confrontation."

Friday, Oct 19

Police dogs trained to sniff out hidden electronics are leading officers to key pieces of evidence in child porn cases and fraud

Police dogs can be trained to sniff out electronics like cell phones, thumb drives, computers, and memory cards. These dogs can find anything with digital storage by training them to recognise the scent of TPPO, a chemical that coats…

Apple CEO Tim Cook demands Bloomberg retract its Chinese chip hacking report — 'there is no truth in their story'

Bloomberg reported in early October that Chinese spies had infiltrated U.S. companies by planting microchips in their servers. Apple released a statement soon after denying the allegations, but Apple's CEO Tim Cook took it a step further…

Theresa May has only one real option for survival left — a soft Brexit

Theresa May is running out of options to secure her survival and the passage of a Brexit deal. Conservative MPs are threatening to torpedo her plans.

Thursday, Oct 18

We tried five veggie slicers of varying prices on Amazon - here's how they lined up

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How ketchup started as a fish sauce from Asia

Ketchup, one of America's favourite condiments made famous by Heinz, originated in Asia. We typically think of ketchup as a thick, tomato-based sauce, but it actually started as a thin soy sauce made from fermented fish.

More analysts now think China's currency will breach a key benchmark against the US dollar

There’s increasing speculation China’s currency will weaken below 7 against the US dollar. The Chinese yuan trades in a pegged range against the USD, and it hasn’t climbed above 7 for more than a decade.

‘If you want to worry about something … this is it’: Central banks and investors are sounding the alarm on a corner of the debt market that's suddenly over $US1 trillion in size

The Bank of England has raised concerns about the growth in so-called "leveraged loans" -- credit given to risky companies by private lenders. But the BoE is not alone in being alarmed. Australia's central bank and the Bank of…