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For Masochists, Here's Some Hops-Flavored Soda

All the hops, none of the alcohol – who couldn't love that combo?

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This Australian Wildfire Is as Big as Melbourne

It's not every day you see a conflagration of this titanic size.

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Melbourne's Wildfires Look Absolutely Hellish

The land just north of the city looks like a raging ocean of flames.

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This Smart, Self-Locking Purse Tries to Cure Shopaholics

The iBag also supposedly will snitch to all your friends if you start spending too much.

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Australia Should Probably Get Used to These Devastating Heat Waves

Climate change will mean more frequent and more powerful El Niños, say researchers.

It's Hot Enough in Australia to Melt a Chocolate Lindt Ball

Here's a new take on the old frying-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk trick.

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Australia's First Filmed Traffic Accident, Circa 1905

Lesson: Always look both ways when egressing from the steam-biscuit factory.

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How Melbourne Is Selling Commercial Property Owners on Green Retrofits

The city's 1,200 Buildings program has been cited as a model. 

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Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy

What happens when workers follow manufacturing work to a city's fringe, only to find that service jobs have returned downtown?

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A Brief History of Suburbia's Rise and Fall

A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.

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Moscow Says 'No' To New Mosques

The mayor says citizens are "irritated by people who speak a different language" and have "different manners."

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NASA's Alarming Map of the Worst Australian Heat Wave on Record

The 114-degree heat in Sydney recently is nothing compared to 121-degrees recorded in Moomba.

What Produces More Light Pollution in Australia: Cities or Wildfires?

Parts of the outback are lit up with so much flame they look like huge metropolises at night.

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Impromptu Library Of the Day: A River of Luminous Books in Melbourne

Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."

Exertion Games Lab

This Is Not an Interrogation Device, Just a Super-Safe Bike Helmet

It may look like a radioactive Chambered Nautilus initiating a cranial death-grip, but the builders of the LumaHelm see a universe of possibility in its bizarre light-shell.

Exertion Games Lab

In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

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Portfolio of the Week: Melbourne's Studio505

An Australian-based architect with a China-heavy portfolio talks about the differences in building trends between the two countries.

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The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

Daniel Toole

Why Alleys Deserve More Attention

On America's lackluster alleyways and what we can do about them: a conversation with Daniel Toole, author of Tight Urbanism.