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tags: Fußball, sports, soccer, futbol, World Cup Soccer, Germany, Australia, Lego, silly, satire, humor, funny, television, streaming video This video shows the highlights from Germany’s 4-0 thrashing of Australia. Like the others being created in this ongoing series, it’s quite accurate, even though all the players are made of Lego!

tags: Paleontology, birds, Genyornis newtoni, rock art, aboriginal peoples, Archaeology, Australia, Niwarla Gabarnmung, Arnhem Land, Flinders University Australia’s oldest painting? A red ochre rock art depiction of two emu-like birds (Genyornis newtoni?) with their necks outstretched. Image: Ben Gunn [larger view] An Australian Aboriginal rock art may depict a giant bird that is thought to…

Octopus versus Fish

tags: Octopus versus Fish, Chinaman Leatherjacket, animal behavior, predatory behavior, documentary, Jervis Bay, Australia, streaming video A scuba diver captured this interesting footage of a group of Chinaman Leatherjacket fish attacking and killing an Octopus, in Jeris Bay, Australia, in this is an amazing display of animal behavior.

Gullible Australia? Gullible Media!

tags: Hungry Beast, television, prank, hoax, media watch, ABC, streaming video The Hungry Beast team takes on the Australian media to see if the journalists can discern fantasy from reality. They fail miserably.

Spider Eats Bird in Australia

tags: spider eats bird, golden orb spider, chestnut-breasted Mannikin, birds, avian, WTF, wow Golden Orb Spider eats a chestnut-breasted Mannikin in Australian garden. Image and story: Daily Mail. This picture and story is so creepy that it makes my skin crawl to see this at the top of my blog. But it’s also very strange…

tags:, evolution, speciation, ring species, phylogeography, landscape genetics, crimson rosella, Platycercus elegans, parrots, birds, Australia Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans. Image: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. One of the challenges facing those who believe that evolution cannot create new species is explaining the problem of “ring species.” Ring species are a group of geographically connected populations that…

Outback Mosaic

tags: outback mosaic, Australia, NewScientist, Image of the Day Outback mosaic. Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent and has the most variable rainfall. Image: Carole Tilney 2007 (NewScientist calendar 2008). [Much larger view]

Carnival of Australia Available

tags: Australia, blog carnivals The 12 September issue of the Carnival of Australia is now available. This carnival focuses on stories about Australia, most of which are written by Australians. I am pleased to say that they included a story that I wrote, even though I am not Australian.

tags: Australia, blog carnivals The August 29th edition of the Carnival of Australia is now available for you to enjoy. This blog carnival covers all aspects of Australian life, from environment to indigenous issues, from culture to technology. Be sure to go there and give them some support by reading their linked articles!