China’s mission to the dark side of the moon

By Cassandra Elliott Last night China launched a spacecraft with the intention to land and explore the far side of the moon, aka the “dark side”. After a 27-day journey there, China’s Chang’e 4 hopes to perform a soft-landing on the unexplored side of the moon. Chang’e 4is also a land rover, meaning it will…

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Whatsapp’s not so private: world-first legislation passed in Australia

By Cassandra Elliott Encrypted messages on services like Whatsapp are now accessible to the police and intelligence agencies in world-first legislation. On the last day of Parliament for the year, the legislation was passed with the support of the Coalition and Labor,after Labor agreed to drop amendments in the interest of public safety over the…

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“Massive breakthrough” in MH370’s search for answers

By Cassandra Elliott “Five new pieces of debris have been recovered off the coast of Madagascar”, says husband of MH370 passenger, Anne Daisy. At a news conference on Friday, next of kin of the passengers on board MH370 handed over five new pieces of debris that washed up on a beach, believing they’re from the…

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3 months jail for fairy floss

By Cassandra Elliott A US woman is taking legal action against the police and a drug testing company after spending three months in jail after her bag of fairy floss was mistaken for methamphetamine. Dasha Fincher, is now suing the local police officers who arrested her and drug test manufacturer Sirchie, for wrongful actions and…

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