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Friday news picks

November 25, 2011

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Artificial brains are a long way off. PNG’s parliament created a quota for women members. How Klingon was invented. Prince Frederik of Denmark visited Australia and made Tony Abbott look a bit foolish. Kyle Sandilands acted like himself again. Alan Jones breached the commercial radio code by broadcasting falsehoods. You can buy a bubble blower […]

Friday news picks

November 18, 2011

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Australia’s mining industry only accounts for 8.4% of the country’s GDP. Journalists were physically removed from Occupy Wall Street. Then a Vietnam veteran who had been part of the protest did this. The USA only counts in its statistics of “unemployed” those people who are still receiving unemployment benefits. After that, these people disappear from America’s counting of […]

Friday news picks

November 11, 2011

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An explanation of the vitriol directed at Justin Bieber. Someone in Greece is blaming the country’s economic issues on its illegal immigrants. The US Government announced its plans to drill for oil in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years. Sarah Palin is a liar. There have been three attacks on […]

Friday news picks

November 4, 2011

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There’s gender bias in the world of literature, especially in fantasy. China might be heading for a health care crisis. Greece might give up the euro for the drachma. Breastfeeding and vaccinations lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Noam Chomsky says that Obama’s stance on Israel is more extremist than most US presidents […]