Most Commented Stories Tagged: Australia

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the names of 3 countries who were among the first to pass laws making voting mandatory. The three countries we had in mind are Belgium, Argentina and Australia.

Science, Tech & Environment

Fibbing fiddler crabs

Turns out that animals lie. At least fiddler crabs do, according to a new study by Australian scientists. The BBC's Matt McGrath tells anchor Lisa Mullins how growing a fake claw helps male fiddler crabs win mates and avoid fights.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.