• Inside Coober Pedy, Australia’s underground mining town – Business Insider

    Inside Coober Pedy, Australia’s underground mining town – Business Insider0

    In the middle of the Australian Outback, there’s a town where chimneys rise from the sand and big red signs warn people of “unmarked holes.” Welcome to Coober Pedy, the town that lives underground. What began in 1916 as perhaps the largest opal mining operation in the world has since expanded into a subterranean community

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  • The ‘zombie fungus’ and the climbing dead

    The ‘zombie fungus’ and the climbing dead0

    Image copyright Frank Deschandol/WPY2019 It’s just bizarre… and utterly beautiful at the same time. Those aren’t some strange arrangement of antennae on a beetle but the fruiting bodies of a “zombie fungus” that has taken control of the insect. Its conquest complete, the fungus is about to spread its spores to the wind to find

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  • Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature

    Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature0

    It was found along the side of a road in a remote Australian gold rush town. In the old days, Wedderburn was a hotspot for prospectors – it occasionally still is – but nobody there had ever seen a nugget quite like this one. The Wedderburn meteorite, found just north-east of the town in 1951,

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