Category: Australia

Try not to wince at the horrifying sight of this egg sack teeming with tiny spiders

Spiders on their own are disconcerting enough. So how about a sack full of tiny little crawling spiders? A video of a funnel web egg being cut open to reveal hundreds…

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Wallaby on the loose on city highway pursued by police

Even though wallabies are native to Australia, you'd be hard-pressed to find them casually hopping around in the city.It's perhaps why police got quite the surprise when a swamp wallaby…

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Mi’kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine ‘nation-to-nation’ dealings

Two Mi'kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau's RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada's relationship with the Assembly of First Nations.During the first stop on Justin Trudeau's three-day…

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St. Anne’s residential school survivors want mediation, say Ottawa keeps fighting claims

Survivors from an Indian residential school that used a homemade electric chair for punishment want the federal government to enter into mediation to settle their claims.Three survivors from St. Anne's…

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‘I just knew that I had to’: Sister of school shooting victim leads La Loche youth research project

It's impossible for Caitlin Wood to know exactly how her brother Adam Wood would feel about her research project to give the youth of La Loche, Sask., a voice through photography.…

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‘Circle of support’ formed to help Indigenous mother reunite with children

A group of people in Waterloo Region has formed a "circle of support" for an Indigenous woman to win back legal custody of her children. They believe by providing her with the…

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Petition calls for Acadia prof to be fired for social media posts

An Acadia University professor said a petition calling for him to be removed from teaching classes at the school is "rather surreal and absurd." Rick Mehta — who has taught psychology at…

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This chatbot wants to cut through the noise on climate science

The Climate Council has launched a chatbot to inform people about things like climate change.Image: Getty Images/RooM RFBy Johnny Lieu2018-01-15 06:39:17 UTC Noise and misinformation, especially on climate, has long…

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‘Milkshake Duck’ is a dictionary’s 2017 word of the year, and damn right

Last year had a reappearing internet phenomena: The "Milkshake Duck."The term has been named 2017's word of the year by Australia's Macquarie Dictionary, as of Monday. "Milkshake Duck" comes to…

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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making

The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that…

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