Does the rain in La Niña mean boom or bust for Australian farmers?

After several years of punishing drought in some areas, many farmers in the eastern part of Australia are hoping that the recently declared La Niña event will bring them good rains. But will it? La Niña has disappointed farmers before – and will do so again – due to the variation in where and how … Read more

Locals in Kendall are seeking closure, while William Tyrrell’s search extends into the third week

Light rain falls on already muddy ground, and the sound of excavators and machinery echoes through the bush as the renewed search for William Tyrrell extends into a third week. A team of insurgents pulls rivers through puddles and dirt, while Rural Fire Service volunteers remove trees and undergrowth. It strains work under the wet … Read more

Cattle farmers in Queensland rejoice amid a deluge of wet weather with rainy prospects into December

Queensland’s large wetlands are expected to remain until December, and while welcome for cattle farmers, others in low-lying areas of central Queensland fled their homes overnight during floods. The Bureau of Metrology’s (BOM) seven-day forecast shows no dry days ahead for Queensland. The rain will peak in the southeast today as a trough over the … Read more

Flood monitoring continues in parts of Queensland, while the latest winter blast is poised to deliver more flooded, wild weather

Queensland residents are being asked to prepare for a storm of irregular thunderstorms and torrential rain up to three times the average for November from this weekend. Key points: The agency says there will be no exposure in wild weather for parts of the state Temperatures are expected to partially dive up to 10 degrees … Read more

Flood monitoring continues in parts of Queensland, while the latest winter blast is poised to deliver more flooded, wild weather

Queensland residents are being asked to prepare for a storm of irregular thunderstorms and torrential rain up to three times the average for November from this weekend. Key points: The agency says there will be no exposure in wild weather for parts of the state Temperatures are expected to partially dive up to 10 degrees … Read more

Another Nintendo store will open in Japan later next year

Which city will be next? Picture: Nintendo While you would think that Nintendo would have a number of official stores in Japan, the Kyoto-based gaming company has only one. Located in Tokyo, the store, smartly called Nintendo Tokyo, opened in November 2019. But that’s going to change, because now, in November 2021, Nintendo has announced … Read more

NASA Rover has found previously unknown organic molecules on Mars

Using a new onboard experiment, NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered traces of previously undiscovered organic molecules on Mars. None of the organic molecules identified in the sand have unambiguous signs of life, but they suggest that the new technique, which did not require the rover to drill, is an effective tool when it comes to … Read more