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In an age where we can pull a small handheld computer from our pocket it and ask it to show us the quickest route to a pizza shop, it's easy to forget that we used to have to navigate our world using things like a compass. Snooze. The Vikings, ever brave, had to navigate the iceberg-rich waters of the North Atlantic without Google Maps.

How did they do it?


While you were chomping on Easter bilbies and eggs for a weekend, there were hundreds of plant species across the country celebrating with hearty meals of their own. They might not be able to take down something the size of a human (thank god, we don't need more things that can kill us here), but the Lovecraftian horrors trap and slowly drown insects to get the nutrients they need.

These are Australia's murderous plants.


The news broke yesterday that Beyonce was bitten on the face by an, as of yet, undisclosed Hollywood actress. The good news? Beyonce is okay. Her face is unmarked. She was a "bit" taken aback by the drive-by face-masticator but she's okay, she's still being a total badass and all that.

But what would happen if it wasn't a human that bit Beyonce? What if it was a T-Rex?


The human body is not designed to stay awake for long periods of time. We've evolved a system that works in a rhythm - an internal clock that drives biological processes to work at different times throughout a 24 hour period. Disrupting this rhythm can have stark consequences, but it also may be key in helping to treat depression.