January 28, 2013 Weekend storms in Australia whipped up several feet of sea foam. There was a close call when one car popped out of the froth and nearly hit people on the road. It's all on video.
January 4, 2013 The "ghost gum" trees painted by Albert Namatjira became symbols of Australian identity and were soon to be put on the nation's historic register.
December 17, 2012 What role is there for social scientists in addressing climate change? Commentator Tania Lombrozo follows up her interview with Stephan Lewandowsky with some psychologically motivated suggestions.
December 6, 2012 Prime Minister Julia Gillard helped a radio show plug its "end of the world" special by solemnly saying that the Mayans were right. Oh, those wacky Aussies. See the video.
October 9, 2012 When she rose to address the opposition leader this week, Australia's leader tore into him.
September 5, 2012 Gina Rinehart inherited a mining company and built it into a multi-billion dollar fortune. She says Australia needs to cut labor costs and cut taxes because many "Africans want to work" and are willing to do so "for $2 a day."
July 16, 2012 Five fatal encounters in less than a year — usually there is one a year off Australia — have raised alarms. Some wonder whether great whites should be culled.
June 12, 2012 Baby Azaria's 1980 disappearance became international news after her mother was convicted of murder and Meryl Streep brought the story to the big screen. Now, a coroner has closed the case and agreed with the mom's explanation.
May 17, 2012 At an Australian art museum, an after-hours tour requires participants' nudity. Would that fly in the U.S.? Why are some cultures more comfortable with nudity than others? When did humans start wearing clothes in the first place, and why?
April 30, 2012 "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it," says mining magnate Clive Palmer. He says he's contracted with Chinese shipbuilders and that the liner will be ready to sail in 2016. First voyage: From London to New York.
April 5, 2012 In Australia, the bunny may rule the burrows, but the bilby, a native marsupial whose population has dwindled, rules the Easter basket.
March 22, 2012 After 2,466 nights on the run, accused murderer Malcolm Naden was apprehended at a remote cabin. A police dog named Chuck put the bite on him at the end.
June 21, 2011 The ash has traveled across the Atlantic and Indian oceans twice now. A third circle would be unprecedented.
June 9, 2011 There are an estimated 1.2 million wild camels in Australia and each one produces about 100 pounds of methane a year. A government report suggests giving hunters carbon credits that they could then sell.