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Popular Science Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:52 Source

For the September 1972 issue, Popular Science sat down for an interview with Carl Sagan about our rusty neighbor, Mars. For several months before then, NASA spaceprobe Mariner 9 had been sending back thousands of photographs of the planet's surface which raised more questions than they answered.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:31 Source

“This election is about many things, but in the end, it is a referendum on the East West Link. It is a referendum on the plan that this Premier and no one else has, to build a modern 21st century with 21st century infrastructure,” Mr Abbott said
The Sunday Age, 9/11/14

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:24 Source

I’m suspending ‘The Three Worst Things’ for a week or so and may do some reviews, and put up more things on Ellis Gold. Anyone who wants to should do a review of The Ellis Laws. I will print the …

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North Coast Voices Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 06:44 Source

When you walk into your local supermarket to pick up some breakfast cereal or the nearest council chambers to pay your rates do you ever wonder just how benign that security camera monitoring your movements actually is?Have you any idea if the security camera you are thinking of installing at your business premises or above your front door at home is Internet-enabled? What about that high-tech baby monitor by the cot?Haven’t given it a thought?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 05:53 Source

Originally published on Polyfeministix

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North Coast Voices Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Australian Financial Review 6 November 2014:Among life’s most reliable performance indicators, when your wife screams at you for something you’ve written, you know you’ve got a problem.That’s what happened to the News Corp blogger Andrew Bolt when he started dancing on Gough Whitlam’s grave within hours of the great man’s death. His wife yelled at him. And with good reason.Whitlam passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, October 21.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 00:15 Source

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived at the memorial service for the late Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam without his wife, as can clearly be seen in the snapshots below.However, The Daily Telegraph reported on the same day that: There were loud boos from the crowds outside Sydney Town Hall for Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he arrived with wife Margie.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 19:38 Source

By Barry Tucker                  8 November, 2014

We have what seems to be the opening shot in the commercial news and entertainment media’s campaign for consolidation of outlets.

It came in a statement to the annual general meeting by Fairfax Media chairman Roger Corbett on Thursday, 6 November, 2014.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 19:38 Source

By Barry Tucker                  8 November, 2014

We have what seems to be the opening shot in the commercial news and entertainment media’s campaign for consolidation of outlets.

It came in a statement to the annual general meeting by Fairfax Media chairman Roger Corbett on Thursday, 6 November, 2014.

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WixxyLeaks Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 15:55 Source

The man Tony Abbott hand-picked as his Parliamentary Secretary like a teenager picks a booger out of his nose, has once again gone and upset people with his alternative views on morality. Views that weren’t quite so alternative a couple of centuries ago.

Alas it must have been a blow to Abbott to have to sack his chosen man after public pressure when another scandal made it hard for Abbott to continue what had been his unwavering support.

Yes Cory Bernardi has been engaging in conversation again, something that is always destined to cause offence.

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The Tally Room Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00 Source

Rowville1-2PPRowville is a Liberal seat in south-eastern Melbourne, covering Lysterfield, Lysterfield South, Rowville, Rowville East, Scoresby and parts of Knoxfield and Ferntree Gully.

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:31 Source

There's plenty of talk about changing demographics among the human inhabitants of the United States, but what will the bird population look like in 60 years? Scientists took a look at the habitats of 50 different species of North American birds and predicted how their habitats would change over the next several decades. They looked at several factors, including projected climate change and human land use. Their research was published this week in PLOS One. 

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:31 Source

Flappy Bird, the notoriously difficult mobile game, burst forth in 2013. Now, creator Dong Nguyen has released an even harder game called Swinging Copters. But long before Flappy Bird, unwinnable games were massively popular. Remember Donkey Kong? Here are three theories as to why, despite the odds, players keep coming back.

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:31 Source

When bitten by a venemous snake, identifying the culprit before it slithers away can mean the difference between life and death. Knowing which snake bit a patient means doctors can treat her with the correct antivenom--but more often than not, that's simply not possible.

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:31 Source

The Navy already has robotic boats of a sort. In August, they demonstrated swarms of boats, all converted to remote control, some even with degrees of autonomy, in a test on the James River. The converted boats were mostly patrol craft, designed for small human crews. UISS, instead, will be a specially made craft, designed to coax sea mines into exploding before larger ships arrive.

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:31 Source

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has just finished up a pretty extensive imaging survey of the debris surrounding distant stars – and the results look rather fantastic. The images above, snapped by the famous telescope, show various stars encircled by immense disks of dust and debris. The stars appear black, as most of their light has been blocked in order to showcase the blue-ish dust disks.

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:30 Source

Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

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Popular Science Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:30 Source

One of the great benefits of high speed Internet is that astronauts are more connected to home then ever. In addition to all the valuable science they do up in space, we get the benefit of their presence online and on sites like Twitter, where they can amass huge followings.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:11 Source

Dennis Shanahan, a Liberal voter, proposed that Abbott be replaced by Julie Bishop, a divorced, childless, asbestos-funded advocate of mesothelioma who would, he said, ‘bring back the women’s vote’ when it was revealed her first lover, Ross Lightfoot, was a racist ranting thicko. Mark Rutte, a Dutchman, claimed he now knew what ‘shirtfront’ meant, but did not know if the Russians or the Ukrainians shot down MH 17, and he would wait for the experts’ verdict. He’d had no trouble seeing Putin, but was humorously unsurprised to hear that Abbott ‘couldn’t get an appointment.’

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MacroBusiness Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 01:30 Source

  Global Macro / Markets: Bitcoin Firm Head Charged in First-of-Kind Ponzi Case - Bloomberg Crude oil hasn’t bottomed yet, traders say – CNBC Fink Joins El-Erian Highlighting Downsides of Easy Central Banks- Bloomberg High-Speed Ad Traders Profit by Arbitraging Your Eyeballs – Bloomberg In case you weren’t convinced that precious metals were oversold.  – […]

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 00:16 Source

http://youtu.be/QDIc45eOILEThe Sydney Morning Herald 6 November 2014:Paul Keating said the reward for public life is public progress.For one born estranged from the nation's citizenship, into a humble family of a marginal people striving in the teeth of poverty and discrimination, today it is assuredly no longer the case. This because of the equalities of opportunities af

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 00:15 Source

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 00:14 Source

Your support for John Ibbotson is laudable, but the only parts of John's last couple of letters to prove scientifically viable would be his name and address.[The Daily Examiner, 6 November 2014, Ted Strong's letter to the editor on the subject of climate change denier John Ibbotson of Gulmarrad NSW]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 7, 2014 - 23:56 Source

In an interview on Lateline in October last year, Greg Hunt said that the carbon price “doesn’t work”, “doesn’t do the job” and is “a just hopeless means of achieving the outcome.”

In defending his move to disband the Climate Change Commission, the Climate Change Authority, the Energy Security Fund, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and ARENA, Hunt said

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 7, 2014 - 21:05 Source

 

“A self-proclaimed pick-up artist who promotes choking women has left the country and had his visa cancelled by the Federal Government.

Julien Blanc, 25, was due to give a talk at Melbourne’s Como Hotel on Wednesday night advising men how to “pick up women from open to close”.

His tactics, which include choking women and pulling them into his crotch, were criticised online as misogynistic and abusive.”

ABC

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 17:24 Source

Culture wars in education serve a greater purpose for conservatives by helping to distract from the real issue facing our schools.

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Drag0nista's Blog Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:42 Source

Palmer’s Lambie headache just became a migraine. Weekly column for The Drum.Filed under: Politics Tagged: ABC The Drum, Clive Palmer, Jacqui Lambie, PUP

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:11 Source

By Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets The EUR continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. Bouts of profit taking aside, a trip to the 200-month moving average at $1.2220 could be on the cards in the short-term. If all along, the Fed was hoping  for the ECB and BoJ to fill […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:02 Source

Is it a love story? Or is it a novel that canvasses one of the most infamous episodes of Japanese history, the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War II? It is both, and more. It is quintessentially a modern-day classic.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 7, 2014 - 14:38 Source

This is better, from the AFR, comes Wayne Byers, chairman of APRA: “If we draw one conclusion from the stress test this year, it’s that there remains more to do to be able to confidently deliver strength in adversity,” he said. With surging house prices in Sydney and Melbourne… Mr Byres said the low risk […]

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