Australian gamblers spend big online - but it's risky
Australians are spending around $1 billion annually on illegal offshore gambling sites, yet with few regulations in place they are leaving themselves open to identity fraud, being ripped off or developing gambling problems.
Project to digitize ancient fossils could clarify influence of climate change
(Phys.org) -- For hundreds of years, paleontologists have added fossils to museums around the world, amassing meticulous records of ancient biology, such as the invertebrate paleontology collection at the University of Kansas ...
Australia 'has two distinct white shark populations'
(Phys.org) -- A new scientific study has identified two distinct populations of white shark at the east and west of Bass Strait in Australian waters, prompting researchers to suggest the huge fish may need regional conservation ...
Marvell's wireless chip set to raise connection fever
Pilot takes off on first solar-powered intercontinental trip (Update)
A Swiss adventurer took off Tuesday into the night skies above Madrid and headed for Rabat on the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane.
Venus transit has historical significance for Australia
Australia was gearing up Tuesday for the transit of Venus, an event with historical significance as a previous occurrence in 1769 played a key part in the "discovery" of the southern continent.
Football: Euro 2012 and Twitter - 'common sense' prevails
With football one of the most talked-about sports, Twitter has become like an extra man to monitor when it comes to big tournaments like Euro 2012.
That dot slowly moving across the sun? It's Venus
(AP) For astronomers, Venus passing in front of the sun is not just a rare planetary spectacle it won't be seen for another 105 years. It's also one of those events they hope will spark curiosity ...
Sony plays up Vita and blockbuster videogames
Sony shook off its financial woes as it played up its Vita handheld gaming devices and heart-pounding titles for its PlayStation 3 videogame consoles.
Mystery virus sought 'designs from Iran': Russian firm
A mystery computer virus discovered last month and deployed in a massive cyberattack chiefly against Iran sought to steal designs and PDF files from its victims, a Russian firm said.
New Singapore carrier uses iPads to cut fuel cost
Singapore's new long-haul budget carrier Scoot has taken off for the first time, using a novel way of saving fuel -- by replacing its in-built TVs with iPads.
J.K. Rowling puts magic in PlayStation interactive book
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is putting the magic in a "Book of Spells" that uses augmented reality to make ink-and-paper works interactive using PlayStation 3 videogame consoles.
How low can Facebook go?
Two weeks after the largest, most anticipated IPO in years, Facebook shares keep going down. And down. And down. And investors want to know how far they can go.