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Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

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Hundreds of koalas have been killed by lethal injection in Australia due to an overpopulation crisis near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

The Australian reported 686 koalas were euthanasied in secret by wildlife authorities in three separate operations in 2013 and 2014. The culling project was kept under wraps due to fears of a community backlash.

Deakin University lecturer Desley Whisson, who specialises in…

The first photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

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LOS ANGELES — Oliver Stone’s Snowden is still shooting in Germany, but an image from the top secret project has already out in the open.

OK, so it’s no huge secret. This photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the exiled former government computer contractor who exposed the doings of the NSA was released by Open Road Films. But it’s still pretty compelling.

SEE ALSO: The 10 Biggest Revelations From Edward Snowden’s Leaks

The photo depicts Levitt as Snowden before his whistle-blowing days. It’s…

4 things to consider before trying a new productivity tip

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These days, we’re flooded with ideas for working better, faster, and longer. Want to take control of your inbox? Try checking your email periodically instead of leaving Gmail open — or alternatively, answering every message as soon as you read it — or taking a 10-day email hiatus. With so many conflicting suggestions, it can be difficult to figure out the best strategy for, well, anything

We’ve got a secret for you. The best strategy totally varies from person to person. It’s all about…

Privately Takes An Ephemeral Sharing Pitch To Telcos

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Kick some Hydra butt with Lego’s new Marvel playset

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Lego heard your demands for more Marvel Universe stuff, and delivered this week with a sneak peek at a brand new set — the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

With almost 3,000 pieces, the $350 set includes five minifigures of the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew: Black Widow, Nick Fury, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill. You also get microscale Quinjets, fighter jets, a gasoline truck, forklift trucks, runways, road blockades and an armored exterior with translucent elements.

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White House Drone: How did a quadcopter crash on Obama’s lawn?

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Early Monday morning, a drone crashed on the lawn of the White House

The incident prompted a flurry of mildly panicked headlines, but the crash caused no damage, and the White House quickly said that the drone didn’t pose any security threat. While a lot of details surrounding the crash are still unclear, here’s what we do know.

What happened?

The Secret Service, for now, has said only that a 2-foot quadcopter crashed on the southeast side of the…

Create your dream gadget for our Vine Challenge

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Between touch-screen laptops, sleep-tracking bracelets and wireless headphones, it’s safe to say that most of our everyday needs are taken care of. Information comes with a touch of a button and interaction is as easy as Siri

But what if our gadgets could do even more? Say our smartphones held the power of teleportation, and our smart belts could grant us invisibility.

Mashable partnered with Kingsman: The Secret Service, an…

Create your dream gadget for our Vine Challenge

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Between touch-screen laptops, sleep-tracking bracelets and wireless headphones, it’s safe to say that most of our everyday needs are taken care of. Information comes with a touch of a button and interaction is as easy as Siri

But what if our gadgets could do even more? Say our smartphones held the power of teleportation, and our smart belts could grant us invisibility.

Mashable partnered with Kingsman: The Secret Service, an…

Shots fired outside VP Joe Biden’s Delaware home, Secret Service says

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. Biden and his wife, Jill, were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

The Wilmington home is several hundred yards from the main road where the shots rang out, and authorities were searching outside the Biden residence and nearby houses to determine if any rounds hit anything. Police in New Castle County,…