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Past articles by casey:

The Deadly Polio Epidemic And Why It Matters For Coronavirus

The fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may feel new to many of us. But it is strangely familiar to those who lived through the polio epidemic of the last century.... → Read More

The Best Garbage TV To Stream After You Admit You're Not Gonna Read Shit

Whether you’re currently sheltering at home, limiting your time outdoors, or self-isolating, you’ve probably eyed that untouched stack of books in your living room as a nice possible distraction from the world. More likely, though, you’ve exhausted your favourite binge-watches and are looking for something new... → Read More

Australian Doctors Have Gone Online To Provide Healthcare To Patients

Acknowledging the risk doctors and healthcare workers are facing, the Australian government has expanded the nation's telehealth service to help cope with the coronavirus situation. Here's what you need to know about it.... → Read More

Australian Food Rationing In World War II Sure Sounds Familiar

When the clock struck midnight on January 1 it seemed like we were entering a decade of plenty. A second roaring twenties that mimicked its 20th century counterpart. Privileged Australians could have almost anything they wanted, when they wanted it. Same day grocery deliveries, expensive breakfasts ordered from their... → Read More

Now's The Time To Downgrade Your Phone Plan

It certainly seems like many of us will be spending a lot more time with our phones connected to our home WiFi for the foreseeable future. Of course, using home internet means you won't be using the mobile data you're paying for. Time to downgrade.... → Read More

10 Apocalypse Movies To Watch With Happy (Or At Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings

Current events notwithstanding, Hollywood rather adores imagining the apocalypse on the big screen. Many doomsday movies end with total destruction; that rogue planet is just gonna go ahead and vaporise Earth, or those zombies are just gonna take over forever. But sometimes, filmmakers do find little rays of sunshine... → Read More

This Building Block Waffle Maker Is Like Eating Lego For Breakfast

Beating Lego to the punch, a clever inventor wants to turn breakfast into not only the most important meal of the day, but the most entertaining one as well with a waffle maker that makes fluffy, edible interlocking blocks for building syrup-soaked structures.... → Read More

Coronavirus Has Come To Tesla

By the time Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared that coronavirus panic was “dumb,” 17 people had already died from the virus and over 300 cases were confirmed in the U.S. Since that day, March 6, over 1,000 more deaths have been reported in the country. There have also been nearly 75,000 more confirmed cases, including,... → Read More

How Australia's Coronavirus Tech Compares With Other Countries

It's been a disorientating week for Australia. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs. New restrictions are introduced daily, often late at night where people can easily miss them. The government advocates for social distancing and staying at home, yet insist schools are still safe. And with millions of... → Read More

Android Apps May Be Snooping On You More Than You Realise

At this point we’re all familiar with apps of all sorts tracking our every move and sharing that info with pretty much every third party imaginable. But it actually may not be as simple as tracking where you go and what you do in an app: It turns out that these apps might be dropping details about the other programs... → Read More

Ferocious Raptor Discovered In New Mexico Was A Speedy Hunter

As the Jurassic Park films made abundantly clear, raptors were not to be trifled with, owing to their medium build, speed, and agility. A newly discovered raptor from New Mexico is further reinforcing our perceptions of these extinct predators.... → Read More

The Most Disappointing Movies Of The 2010s

The 2010s were filled with blockbusters, from the boom of the Avengers franchise to the new era of Star Wars. There were movies that frighted and delighted. Movies that moved us and films that fulfilled us. And then, there were these films. The ones that we had high hopes for, and the ones that broke our hearts.... → Read More

Coronavirus Might Cause Loss Of Smell, But It Probably Won’t Be Permanent

Reports from South Korea, China and Italy say losing the sense of smell and taste may be a symptom of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Specialists in the UK have suggested the loss of smell, also called anosmia, could even be an early indication of infection.... → Read More

Police Deny Phone Tracking Coronavirus Cases But Experts Think It Might Soon Change

News headlines would suggest the country is on lockdown thanks to coronavirus but if you step outside or head to town centres, many aspects of Australian society continue on seemingly unaffected. While a lot of us are heeding social distancing and quarantine advice, there are many who are not — in part due to mixed... → Read More

Animal Crossing Needs A Rent Freeze

We are all seeking an escape. It’s that desperate need for the world to slow down, for the people to take a minute, for Republicans to develop an ounce of compassion, Democrats to grow any sort of backbone, and all us schmucks with zero power to just...take a goddamn breath. Animal Crossing, a game where you join a... → Read More

There's A 'Pandemic Drone' For Coronavirus In The Works In Australia

The coronavirus outbreak has already disrupted much of our everyday life and at this stage, it's not likely to be going away any time soon. To help track its spread in Australia, a team of university researchers is looking to set up a 'pandemic drone' that will detect potential cases based on symptoms.... → Read More

The Truth Of Coronavirus Might Be Worse Than The Conspiracy Theories

The covid-19 pandemic is a disorienting, fast-moving, dangerous crisis that has basically everyone in the world in its grips. As is so often the case in times of disaster, people, including political leaders, are promoting conspiracy theories about the origin, spread, and seriousness of the new coronavirus.... → Read More

Foxtel Gives Customers Extra Channels For Free During Coronavirus Pandemic

Foxtel has announced that it will be providing its customers with extra content and screen usage for free as COVID-19 keeps more people at home..... → Read More

11 Of The Coolest Builds By Bored People With A Lot Of Lego Bricks

There are a lot of reasons why Lego remains one of the world’s most popular toys, over 3,700, in fact: the number of unique Lego pieces that have been created over the decades. It allows everything from Batmobiles, to excavators, to Kessel running space ships to be built from plastic bricks, but Lego can be used to... → Read More

In This Video, A Group Of Visual Effects Artists React To The Effects Work Of Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame was notable for a lot of reasons. Not only was it the climax to ten years of film, but it was also a massive milestone in big-budget VFX work. The sheer scale and polish of these effects is extremely notable. Which makes it a lot of fun when some experts get into a room to talk about it.... → Read More