Australia

You are a robot vacuum cleaner. That’s the premise of Rumu, a point-and-click game developed by Australian indie studio Robot House. Set in an intimate, dollhouse-like smart home, you control RUMU, a robot vacuum cleaner which becomes self-aware. Guiding RUMU on its journey is Sabrina, the home’s artificial intelligence, a…

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The rains have been pouring down in Queensland, Australia. That’s resulted plenty of earthworms, specifically the digaster longmani, which is a native species found in the southeast of the state, as well as northern New South Wales. And these earthworms can be pretty freakin’ huge. According to the Courier-Mail, the…

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Predictive policing may be the future of law enforcement (thanks, Minority Report), but one implementation in Australia is causing plenty of concern. A new report by the Youth Justice Coalition examined the use of New South Wales Police’s Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP), which is being used to mark people…

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Last year’s debut of the AFLW, the women’s iteration of Australia’s national Australian rules football league, was a huge breakthrough for the country’s male-dominated sporting landscape. But another barrier could be broken in the case of 27-year-old transgender woman Hannah Mouncey, who on Friday announced her intention enter the 2018…

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