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An Aussie Out of Water: 3 Nights in the Outback

Dominique Kane | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Dominique Kane

It was a blistering 35 degrees Celsius, but I was so preoccupied by my new surroundings that I barely noticed the heat. As I started the ignition of my rental car, my nerves tingled. I'm alone, in the desert. I'm going to be driving around in the desert, alone.

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
minube

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

Even in Death, Scientists Make New Discoveries

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

Science is a cumulative endeavor. Everything we do is built upon and inspired by the men and women who came before us. Sometimes they leave threads of things we can only hope to sew into something more whole. Today I am doing some sewing.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Wake in Fright Director Ted Kotcheff

Dan Persons | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

There are too many chunks of cinema history that have gone permanently lost that anytime something is called back from the ashes, it's cause for celebration. Even so, Ted Kotcheff's acidic, sweaty Australian drama Wake in Fright is a special case.

Oldest Rock Art In Australia Found

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts

CANBERRA, Australia — An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal...

Tiger Hunting In Ranthambhore, India

Leora Novick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

After reading The Jungle Book and discovering the quiet sense of dread, accompanied by a slight tingle up my spine that Sher Khan could induce, I vowed to one day meet this beast

Finding America's Past In Australia's Present

James Moore | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
James Moore

Australia presents itself to outsiders like a gigantic national park with gleaming cities along its perimeter.

'World's Toughest Trucker' Team Rescues Two Injured People In The Outback

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

"The World's Toughest Truck Driver" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery) promises to take viewers on a tour of some of the most dangerous roads on earth, ...

Traveling The Outback With Santa And An Australian Idol

Shannon Melnyk | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Shannon Melnyk

The songstress joined Kris Kringle in boarding the train from New South Wales into the Outback to perform free concerts in rarely visited communities.

President Obama To Visit Darwin, Australia's Frontier Town

Posted 01.07.2012 | Travel

President Barack Obama has accepted Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's invitation to visit Darwin, the Northern Territory city that serves as a...

Outback Steakhouse Serves Booze To 4-Year-Old

Posted 11.09.2011 | Home

It almost seems like Outback Steakhouse was feeling left out these past few months as chain after chain kept accidentally serving minors alcohol (see:...

Hopping-mad Kangaroo Maced By Outback Aussie Cops

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 09.25.2011 | Weird News

CANBERRA, Australia — Two Australian police officers used pepper spray to fight off a rogue kangaroo that had attacked an elderly woman in her b...

For Australia's Natives, 'No Other Way But Jail'

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Fabian Brown, known among Aborigines by his tribal name Jabangardi, is usually jobless, addicted to alcohol and has been in and...

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Dreading the Holiday Family Gathering? Aboriginal Stories to Help Now and Year-Round

Wes Isley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wes Isley

I found a new perspective that I think will help me ditch the guilt, preserve my sanity and still allow room for a holly-jolly holiday with my family.

Astoria Characters: The Pilates Performer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emma Bryant is an actress. She's not waiting on tables. She's not waiting for the big break. So far, what Emma has made happen are a theater production company and an in-home Pilates studio.

Customer Allegedly Firebombs Insurance Business In Darwin, Australia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DARWIN, Australia (AP) -- A disgruntled customer wheeled a shopping cart loaded with gasoline-filled jerry cans and lit fireworks into an Australian i...