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Andrew King

Andrew King

Climate Extremes Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

I'm a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne interested in climate extremes and their attribution to human-induced climate change.

Climate Change Series

Australia simmers through hottest autumn on record

Jun 01, 2016 11:47 am UTC| Nature

Its the same old story: with 2016 on track to become the hottest year on record globally, and record-breaking heat already evident around the world, Australia has just experienced its hottest autumn on...

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Economy

Google asks lawsuit by 10 states be moved from Texas to California

Google has asked a Texas judge to transfer an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 states to a court in California, where the company has more relevant witnesses and documents. The search engine company noted that it was...

Amazon sues EU for allowing separate Italian probe over same issue

Amazon is suing to annul the European Commissions (EC) decision that allowed the Italian competition watchdog to pursue a separate case against it over the way it selects sellers. The US online retail giant took its...

LG Electronics hinted about its plan to ditch its smartphone manufacturing business

LG Electronics may be giving up its smartphone manufacturing business this year. This means that the company will be withdrawing from the mobile phone market and stop the production of the device. Although this was not...

Jack Ma shows up at the right moment as Alibaba's stocks soar with his public reappearance

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, a Chinese tech, and e-commerce company, made his very first public appearance after disappearing in the public eye in October 2020. The billionaire was said to have vanished after...

Politics

Donald Trump humiliated: Greta Thunberg takes one last swipe at ex-POTUS on Twitter

Now-former President Donald Trump is no longer the Commander-in-Chief, but it did not stop many of his well-known critics from taking a swipe at him on his last day. Among them is renowned climate change activist Greta...

Melania Trump humiliated: Former aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff blasts ex-FLOTUS

Former first lady Melania Trump left the White House with a very low favorability rating like her husband, Donald Trump. Former advisor and friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff delivered yet another criticism towards Melania...

Kamala Harris honored by Golden State Warriors in special tribute to VP

Kamala Harris broke ground in so many aspects of US history when she was sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States. The former California Senator was then honored by NBAs Golden State Warriors in a special...

Joe Biden Cabinet: POTUS announces acting heads of federal agencies

Joe Bidens cabinet is not fully set in place just yet as most of his nominees are still in line for their confirmation hearings at the Senate. As his nominees have yet to be confirmed, Biden has already announced who will...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

iOS 15 to lose support for iPhone 6S and first iPhone SE, report claims

With just a few months before its official announcement, iOS 15 is now making headlines. However, the recent reports might not please those who are holding on to older iPhone models. iOS 15 compatibility list could be...

Apple's first VR headset could launch in 2022 and it won't be affordable

Apples first virtual reality headset is reportedly in a later stage of development with the earliest possible release window in 2022. It is eyed as a precursor to another rumored device AR glasses so it is expected to be...

'Resident Evil Village' free demo goes live for PS5 players only

As expected, Capcoms special event for Resident Evil Village was filled with significant announcements. Many fans may have already anticipated the confirmation of the games specific release date, but Capcom still exceeded...

The next 'Civilization 6' leader is the Vietnamese warrior Lady Triệu

The fifth installment to the Civilization 6 New Frontier Pass called the Vietnam and Kublai Khan pack is launching next week. While Kublai Khan will be the new alternative leader for China and Mongolia, the Vietnam...

Apple could entirely skip 'iPhone 13' name, here's why

It is not strange for tech fans to start hearing about Apples next premium smartphones even though the iPhone 12 was just launched a few months ago. While many leaks and reports are already referring to the next device as...
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