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Friday, June 17, 2016

Gizmodo Australia

That Photo Of A Baby Moose With A Pride Flag Is Fake 

Have you seen that photo of a baby moose holding a gay pride flag? It’s adorable. But unfortunately, it’s also fake. Why is the internet so mean?

Clicking This One Link Will Probably Get You On A Government Watch List 

Does searching for “how to join ISIS” seem like a bad idea that will have a SWAT team banging your door down in the middle of the night? How about letting a potential mate use your computer after looking up “smelly penis cure urgent”? 

Floating Balloon Bridge Could Help Replace New York City's Failing Subways 

One of New York City’s major subway lines connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan will be out of commission for months, maybe years, and some residents are preparing for an end-of-days scenario. A few enterprising New Yorkers have proposed a gondola, but building it will be nearly as pricey and time-consuming as the subway repairs. The city needs ideas for getting people over the East River, fast. Here are a few inspired ones.

See The Exact Moment When The World's Biggest Cities Were Born 

Video: The world is urbanizing faster than ever, with more than half of the planet’s population currently living in cities — more than any time in history. But when did this trend of “urbanisation” start? It turns out its roots go back much farther than we thought.

The Last Spot On Earth Just Passed A Historic Climate Milestone 

On May 23, something extraordinary happened at the South Pole. For the first time in four million years, carbon dioxide concentrations cleared 400 parts per million (ppm). It’s the last climate-monitoring spot on Earth to pass the historic milestone.

This Interactive Shows How Far Your Food Travelled To Get To You 

We know our food is incredibly well travelled, but just where does your food come from? A new set of interactive charts help you trace the often serpentine route from farm to table.

The New Pete's Dragon Wants To Surpass The Original, And Being Furry Is Essential 

The dragon has to be furry. That was the first thing director David Lowery thought when he decided he wanted to remake Pete’s Dragon. The second thing was that he did not want to just remake Pete’s Dragon. He wanted to take the story and bring it to a new generation. He’ll get his shot on September 15.

Here's The Physics Behind The 'Broomgate' Controversy Rocking The Sport Of Curling 

Football has been rocked by the “Deflategate” scandal, swimming banned full-body “super suits” and now the sport of curling — yes, curling — has its own raging controversy. Dubbed “Broomgate”, much of the fuss centres on a new kind of curling broom called the icePad, manufactured by Hardline Curling.

When It Comes To Vocal Range, It's Not Just Size That Matters 

Most people have a modest two-octave vocal range when they sing, but some rare talents can manage five octaves or more. Think the late, great, Freddie Mercury of Queen, or Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, although composer-singer Tim Storms holds the Guinness World Record for the largest vocal range: A whopping 10 octaves.

The Most Hopeful Place On Earth For Climate Change 

Eastern Canada’s black spruce forests are one of the largest untamed wilderness areas on Earth. And in refreshingly optimistic news, parts of this ecosystem are expected to flourish in a warmer world, creating a refuge for species escaping drought-stricken regions to the south and west.

Scientists Just Discovered The Origins Of Oxygen In The Universe 

A team of researchers just confirmed the presence of oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away — the furthest oxygen has ever been detected. Their findings suggest that this may have been the first oxygen to form in the early universe.

Why Batman: The Animated Series Is The Best Batman Ever 

Video: What’s your favourite version of Batman? Tim Burton’s? Christopher Nolan’s? Maybe you should consider that Batman: The Animated Series actually has the best Batman. Hear me out.