Chasing lava: the guy who gets freakishly close to Hawaii’s erupting volcanoes – Hack

Chasing lava: the guy who gets freakishly close to Hawaii’s erupting volcanoes – Hack

Here’s what one of my worst nightmares looks like: an active volcano spews hot lava near my house; it rumbles so hard beneath my feet I can feel it in my chest; noxious gases are so thick and foul, they start to make me gag. For Demian Barrios, that exact …

Chasing lava: the guy who gets freakishly close to Hawaii’s erupting volcanoes – Hack

Chasing lava: the guy who gets freakishly close to Hawaii’s erupting volcanoes – Hack

Here’s what one of my worst nightmares looks like: an active volcano spews hot lava near my house; it rumbles so hard beneath my feet I can feel it in my chest; noxious gases are so thick and foul, they start to make me gag. For Demian Barrios, that exact …

Listen to Google’s freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table – Hack

Listen to Google’s freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table – Hack

Google has built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that’s able to book a table over the phone and sound so natural it could pass as human. Google unveiled ‘Duplex’ at its I/O developer conference. Here’s a few examples: Restaurant hostess: Hello, how many I help you? Google Assistant: Hi, umm, I’d …

What’s in it for me? The budget for young people – Hack

What’s in it for me? The budget for young people – Hack

We were warned ahead of time that this year’s budget was targeted at older Australians, so the Hack team spent hours picking through the papers to compile a list of changes that are relevant to you and your life. This budget is widely tipped to be the last one before …

Medical students welcome overhaul of mental health reporting laws – Hack

Medical students welcome overhaul of mental health reporting laws – Hack

State and territory governments have agreed to remove a law criticised for discouraging medical students and doctors from getting help for mental illness, after the suicide of several young doctors. At the moment, the law forces health practitioners, teachers, and professors to report a student or doctor to the medical …

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

The body responsible for deciding what drugs we can and can’t use in Australia has decided not to restrict the prescription of controversial hormonal drug Diane-35, despite high-profile calls for the drug to be banned altogether. Diane-35 is also sold in Australia under the generic names Estelle, Brenda, Juliet and …

Inspired by ‘3 Billboards’, NY woman buys her own to call out rapist – Hack

Inspired by ‘3 Billboards’, NY woman buys her own to call out rapist – Hack

Even in a post #MeToo world, it’s still pretty difficult to talk openly about rape and sexual assault. For New York-based woman Kat Sullivan, putting her experience of sexual assault out in broad daylight – on the sides of busy roads and highways in America – is her way of …

Fight for gun control has only just begun, Parkland shooting survivor says – Hack

Fight for gun control has only just begun, Parkland shooting survivor says – Hack

They were normal American students going about their lives at school, but after tragedy struck Majory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida, they became the new faces of a national movement. They’re on the cover of TIME magazine; their speeches go viral; they managed to rally over 800,000 people …

Veterans to get new payment while department assesses claims – Hack

Veterans to get new payment while department assesses claims – Hack

Veterans will soon have a new payment to help them cope with mental health issues while they’re waiting for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to assess their claims. On Thursday the Senate passed the veterans’ affairs reform bill after it secured the support of both the Coalition and Labor. …