The federal Upper House looks set to have its youngest-ever senator, with 22-year-old Jordon Steele-John announcing he is prepared to take on the West Australian seat left vacant by his mentor Scott Ludlam.
The scales tip in the fight against AIDS, with AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005 and more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment, the United Nations says.
An express train running between two major Swedish cities will be called Trainy McTrainface after the offbeat moniker won a public vote, in what the rail company behind the competition is calling "revenge" for Boaty McBoatface.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says he hopes Tony Abbott isn't trying to undermine Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and admits the former PM's interventions are damaging the Government.
When she isn't racing at hundreds of kilometres per hour, Kelly Bettes is a graphic designer, but this year she's using her annual leave to compete against the fastest dragsters in the country.
Gold Coast vlogger Ben Wonder is drawing attention to the synthetic world of digital music creation by making tunes using the humble toilet paper roll.