What role did the National Capital Authority play in the heritage listing of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin? NCA’s Sally Barnes explains – Breakfast

Just before the Federal election caretaker period started, Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin was added to the Commonwealth Heritage List. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley signed-off on the proposal to add the 6,640 hectares of Lake Burley Griffin, its islands & adjacent Commonwealth land and the Commonwealth and Kings Avenue bridges to the list. The major … Read more

Vast, City-Sized Lake Discovered Miles Below The Antarctic Ice Sheet

The Antarctic ice is finding its secrets harder and harder to keep. Deep below the ice of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest ice sheet in the world, scientists have confirmed the existence of a huge lake of liquid water. Researchers have named it Lake Snow Eagle, and believe that sediments within it could … Read more

NASA Rover Perseverance Captured Solar Eclipse on Mars

The Martian moon Phobos passes in front of the Sun in these images from NASA’s Perseverance rover.Gif: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS / SSI NASA’s Perseverance rover captured a lucky cosmic event on April 2: Mars’ distinctly potato-shaped moon Phobos eclipsing the Sun. This new video comes fresh off the heels of NASA’s … Read more

Perseverance Rover Breaks Distance Record Without Human Help

The Perseverance Rover looking back at its tracks in the Martian soil.Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech Slow and steady is winning the race. NASA’s Perseverance Rover has broken the record for the longest distance driven by a rover on the Red Planet, according to a release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Currently en route to its … Read more

Mars Sample Return Now Slated for 2033

Artist’s conception of NASA’s Mars Ascent Vehicle, a rocket that will carry surface samples to an ESA-built spacecraft waiting in Mars orbit. Image: NASA Citing unacceptable levels of “high risk,” NASA and the European Space Agency have made key adjustments to a highly complex future mission that will attempt to bring Martian surface samples to … Read more

Silica mining exploration in WA’s South West prompts fears for environment

An increasing number of companies are looking to Western Australia for potential high-grade silica mine locations to meet global demand, but there could be an environmental cost. Key points: Global demand for solar energy increases the need for silica, a key material in solar panels Companies are turning to WA for sources of high-grade silica … Read more

Coroner called shooting involving boat, wave runner

Deputies are investigating a reported shooting that occurred Tuesday on Lake Keowee near the Salem area, according to Master Deputy Jimmy Watt from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.This incident occurred on Lake Keowee near Fall Creek Landing No. Two shortly after 2 pm, according to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis.Deputies with the Uniform Patrol Division, … Read more

Season 11, Episode 12, “The Lucky Ones”

Michael James Shaw as Mercer on The Walking DeadPhoto: Josh Stringer / AMC You know Benjamin Franklin’s maxim about how those who would give up liberty to purchase temporary security deserve neither? Funny thing about the people who tend to quote it: You do not often see them scrambling to avoid starvation. So while Maggie … Read more