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Australian cycling team adjusts its bikes for safety

Australian cycling team adjusts its bikes for safety

BIRMINGHAM, England — Safety concerns forced Australian cycling officials to make a significant adjustment to the team’s racing bikes at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Almost a year after Australian cyclist Alex Porter suffered serious facial injuries at the Tokyo Olympics when his handlebars failed during a race, a review found the equipment unsafe. It …

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Inside the Great Hunt for a ‘Minimoon’ in the Middle of the Australian Desert

Inside the Great Hunt for a ‘Minimoon’ in the Middle of the Australian Desert

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero / The Daily Beast / Getty On Aug. 22, 2016, a fireball streaked across the sky over South Australia. A low, bright meteor. It was one of hundreds of space rocks that plunge through Earth’s atmosphere every year—and are big enough to survive the fiery descent. Earth is mostly water, …

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