Vast tracts of land in Australia's New South Wales state are being threatened by a mouse plague that the state government describes as "absolutely unprecedented." Just how many millions of rodents have infested the agricultural plains across the state is guesswork.
Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia's east coast Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations.
It's thanks to the Parkes Observatory in Australia that people around the world got to see the moon landing on television screens in 1969.
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have developed non-invasive means for measuring stress and mood in animals and are now working with sheep farmers to improve the well-being of their animals. PTSD has been identified in elephants, dogs, chimpanzees and baboons, for example.
Despite growing evidence that the earth's climate is changing, many people remain skeptical. This denialism is often seen as a political response to the issue, but some mental health experts in Australia say it can also be a beneficial coping mechanism.
Australia has had a rash of wildfires caused by unseasonably hot and dry weather. Scientists say the risk of fires is growing with climate change, but the country's new prime minister says they're just a normal part of life down under.
US politicians have a momentary truce, of sorts, but are still riding in opposite directions. Bakers are madly cross-breeding the croissant and donut in a giant race to have the least healthy food on earth. And South Korean police go Gangnam. Here are the stories we are following in today's Global Scan.
The Little Penguins are disappearing around Sydney in Australia, but a new tool — a dog — is helping conservationists get a handle on their hard-to-find birds.
New research suggests the cause of southeastern Australia's unusually severe drought might lie in the warming Indian Ocean.