Briefly: Mini NES Returns, Best Sydney Restaurants, Bad Diet Coke

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers: the 10 best new restaurants in Sydney, Nintendo Classic Mini NES returns on sale tomorrow, why Diet Coke might be bad for you.

  • More than 100 new restaurants opened in Sydney this year: some were good, some were bad and some were sublime. Business Insider’s Simon Thompson looks at ten of the very best.
  • There’s one last chanced to snag a Nintendo Classic Mini NES before Christmas during tomorrow’s Black Friday sale. Here are the details.
  • Scientists have discovered why Diet Coke is probably undermining your weight loss. Turns out the artificial sweetener aspartame could be a giant scam. Gizmodo has the story
  • NASA didn’t find life on Mars, but it did find something very cool: “potential biosignature”. (It’s cooler than it sounds.)