Sydney

Sydney Declutters Parking Signs With E-Ink

The solar-powered signs post different restrictions based on the time of day.

Brace Yourself for More Intense Rains and Floods

New research reveals the changing nature of storms.

A Smell Test for Graffiti

Sydney’s rail system uses high-tech sensors to detect tagging in progress.

Watch a Flood Turn a Sydney Train Station Into a River

At Bardwell Park, waters crested to the level of the platform.

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.

Uber's Sydney Debacle Is Yet More Reason for Cities to Regulate It

In challenging local regulations, the ride service has gone too far in undermining public safety.

An Apocalyptic-Looking Storm Rolls Over Sydney

This "super cell" looked more like a nuclear test than bad weather.

The Urban Environment Is Creating Super-Sized Spiders

It's helping them spawn tons of spider eggs, too.

For Masochists, Here's Some Hops-Flavored Soda

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

Intricate Dioramas of Some of the World's Most Famous Skylines

Reconstructing the landscapes in amazing, large-scale detail.

A Fearlessly Crass Send-Off to a 650-Foot Smokestack

See if you can spot what went wrong in the media coverage of this Australian demolition.

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.

Australia Should Probably Get Used to These Devastating Heat Waves

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

The Unappealing Urbanism of Sydney's Princes Highway

The 6-lane route has no lack of storefronts or homes, but it's not a place you'd want to spend much time.

The Worst Wildfires in a Decade Pour Acrid Smoke Over Sydney

There are roughly 100 blazes popping in southeastern Australia, making the sky almost as black as night.

Google Just Installed the Sydney Monorail in its Australian Offices

Because they would.

Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

These 324 Mirrors Create Amazing, Endlessly New Views of Sydney

It’s completely sublime.  

The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Like a Niagara Falls of Plants

Parasitic vines and weeping shrubs cascade down the facade of a super-green, under-construction highrise in Sydney.