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Twice Shot - Police Officer Survived Being Shot in The Face
20 October 2021
Shot in the face and shoulder by a semi-automatic .22 calibre rifle from a metre away, Daryl had just encountered every police officer’s worst nightmare.
Doubled over by the impact, and suffering critical injuries and blood loss, he somehow managed in the chaos to draw his service revolver, exit the vehicle and start searching for the gunman.
Three weeks later, after a massive manhunt, Nigel Parodi, a former private schoolboy known to police, was found dead in bushland near the Chermside crime scene. He had taken his own life
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner
15 October 2021
The winning image from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition captures a camouflage grouper releasing a milky cloud of eggs and sperm into the water.
Laurent Ballesta, a French underwater photographer and biologist, captured the image. For the past five years, Ballesta and his team have returned to the same lagoon in French Polynesia to witness the annual spawning event, which occurs only around the full moon in July.
They were joined after dark by hundreds of grey reef sharks, which were hunting the groupers in packs. Ballesta captured the image, which he named Creation, in the midst of the chaos.
Nosh uses AI to combat food waste
23 September 2021
When founder Somdip Dey was a master's student in computer science at the University of Manchester, his parents were killed in a car accident. He sent all of his money back to his parents in India to help with their medical bills, but then he ran into a problem that was all too familiar: if he wasn't going to be paid for another week, how was he going to feed himself?
20 September 2021
Three pregnancies discovered in the J pod of southern resident orcas may help save the species. The southern resident orcas are the smallest of four resident communities in the northeastern Pacific Ocean of North America.
Currently, there are only 74 southern resident orcas left.
SpaceX's return To Earth
19 September 2021
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, carrying four private citizens, plunged through Earth's atmosphere Saturday night and splashed down off Florida's east coast, completing the company's first all-civilian mission in space. The Inspiration4 crew, which included billionaire mission funder Jared Isaacman, geoscientist Sian Proctor, physician assistant Haley Arceneaux, and data engineer Chris Sembroski, became the first to spend time in Earth orbit without any professionally trained astronauts.
Coles donating 35million meals to those in need
16 September 2021
Coles announced today that it has donated $143 million in funding and over 35 million meals to Australians in need.
The announcement, which includes specifics about the donations, was made today as part of Coles' 2021 Sustainability report.
Solar windows the new eco
15 September 2021
According to research led by the University of Michigan, a new transparency-friendly solar cell design could combine high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes. It could pave the way for windows that can also generate solar power.
"Solar energy is about the cheapest form of energy that mankind has ever produced since the industrial revolution," said Stephen Forrest, the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering, who led the research. "With these devices used on windows, your building becomes a power plant."
Funniest wildlife photos
15 September 2021
Photo: Andrew Mayes/Comedywildlifephoto.com
The finalists of the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been unveiled, with 42 images in the running for the top prize in 2021.
The competition focuses on wildlife photography's lighter side, with the goal of promoting wildlife conservation through humour.
On October 22, the winners will be announced."
Super pod of 80 whales filmed feeding off NSW's Sapphire Coast
14 September 2021
Incredibly rare footage of a super pod of whales in a feeding frenzy has been filmed off the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales.
The super pod of 80 whales was filmed bubble net feeding
This is the second time this has been filmed in Australian waters
It is still a mystery to scientists as to why the whales have returned to the Sapphire Coast
The mass congregation of more than 80 whales was filmed several days ago.
It is only the second time only that an event of this kind has been filmed in Australian waters.
Mullets for depression
13 September 2021
People are flaunting their mullets. This month, however, it is more than just a haircut for some. "Tradie James Wadell is taking part in the Black Dog Institute's Mullets for Mental Health challenge to raise money for mental health research.
The 36-year-old, who works for infrastructure firm Fulton Hogan, said he has seen people suffer from mental illness in the construction industry and in his social circle."
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