TOPSHOT - This photo taken on November 13, 2023 shows a crack cutting across the main road in Grindavik, southwestern Iceland following earthquakes. The southwestern town of Grindavik -- home to around 4,000 people -- was evacuated in the early hours of November 11 after magma shifting under the Earth's crust caused hundreds of earthquakes in what experts warned could be a precursor to a volcanic eruption.  The seismic activity damaged roads and buildings in the town situated 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of the capital Reykjavik, an AFP journalist saw. (Photo by Kjartan TORBJOERNSSON / AFP) / Iceland OUT

Eruption watch as Iceland waits

The threat of an imminent volcanic eruption has Iceland on edge days after evacuations began and a state of emergency was declared as more smoke seeps from giant cracks in empty streets

This undated handout obtained on November 2, 2023 from the European Space Agency ESA shows an alternative crop of astronomical image of a Horsehead Nebula taken during ESA's Euclid space mission, which is built and operated by the European Space Agency ESA and with contributions from NASA. The first images from Europe's Euclid space telescope were released on November 7, showing a nebula resembling a horse's head, never-before-seen distant galaxies and even "circumstantial evidence" of elusive dark matter. Euclid blasted off in July on the world's first-ever mission aiming to investigate the enduring cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. It will do so partly by charting one third of the sky -- encompassing a mind-boggling two billion galaxies -- to create what has been billed as the most accurate 3D map of the universe ever. (Photo by HANDOUT / ESA/Euclid/Euclid Consortium/NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ESA/EUCLID/EUCLID CONSORTIUM/NASA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Euclid space shots stun Earthlings

Mind-boggling images of unknown galaxies and the Horsehead Nebula have been captured by the Euclid space telescope as the hi-tech instrument travels around the sun in the pursuit of science

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Mass Optus outage affects millions

Schools, hospitals, transport and banks were affected when a nationwide Optus outage left over 10 million Australians without phone and internet access – KEY IMPACTS EXPLAINED

A lost piece of land that broke off and disappeared to the bottom of the ocean 155 million years ago has been located.

Lost continent found deep at sea

The discovery of a 5000km-wide piece of land thought to have broken off Australia 155 million years ago has helped geologists piece together the history of Earth’s continents

Archaeologist Jaime Oliveira, from the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan), shows ancient rock engravings that reappeared in the region of the Lajes Archaeological Site due to the severe drought affecting the region's rivers on the banks of the Negro River in Manaus, Amazonas State, northern Brazil, on October 21, 2023. The last time the engravings could be seen was during the great drought of 2010. (Photo by Michael Dantas / AFP)

Drought surfaces Amazon’s secrets

Previously hidden underwater, rock carvings up to 2000 years old have emerged as the Amazon River drops to the lowest level ever recorded as the drought affects 481,000 people in Brazil

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Albo on diplomatic dating circuit

Anthony Albanese has limited time to impress in talks with US President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping, as Mark Knight’s cartoon sets the scene – and the pace – as a dating game

Thylacine, which is the subject of a "de-extinction" project with the University of Melbourne and Colossal Biosciences.

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Tassie Tiger comeback on track

Tasmania’s famous thylacines could be back from extinction by 2028, according to the project team, but not all wildlife experts think resurrecting and releasing the species is such a good idea

Students from Emmanuel College have hit out at the school’s strict uniform policy that bans nail polish, makeup and mullets, which they argue is an iconic Aussie hairstyle.

Aussie students fight mullet ban

A group of Australian students have written an open letter to teachers and parents demanding their school’s ban on mullets, makeup and piercings be reconsidered

This photo from National Park Service shows fossilised human footprints found at White Sands national park in New Mexico. Picture: NPS

Human footprints change history

New research into the fossilised remains of human footprints shows humans may have lived in the Americas more than 21,000 years ago – about 6,000 years earlier than first thought

mark Knight cartoon on the resurgence of Carlton FC

Woes to wins for Carlton’s ‘tribe’

Australia has more than its share of passionate sporting tribes across different codes and loyalty can be a long road for frustrated fans – well, until their team’s luck turns like Carlton’s

Alleged extraterrestrial beings were exhibited at the Mexican Congress.

UPDATED: Are Yoda-like creatures genuine?

A controversial journalist presented the Mexican government with what he claims are the mummified remains of two ‘non-human’ life forms from 1000 years ago, but they look very familiar

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 27: Tennis balls at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2023 in New York City.   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Tennis ball waste adds to US Open woes

Tennis has copped a serve over the volley of bad behaviour from players and fans at this year’s US Open as criticism also grows over the widespread waste of non-recyclable tennis balls

mark Knight cartoon on Alan Joyce leaving Qantas with millions of dollars

Spirit of Australia takes a nosedive

Departing Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has been centrestage for all the wrong reasons as his whopping great payout prompts Mark Knight’s rethink of ad featuring Peter Allen’s beloved Aussie anthem

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