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Friday news picks

February 24, 2012

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Hermit crab shells are running out. Luckily we have 3D printers! An amazing, dreamy iPad book. Some scientors grew a flower from one that’s been frozen for 32,000 years. Property foreclosures are happening to successful Hollywood types. Journalists died when the Syrian government bombed its own people. JK Rowling is writing a book that’s meant for adults. […]

Friday news picks

February 17, 2012

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Cubans are beginning to inject money into the island’s ragged real estate. LA might decide that good graffiti art is not crime. The government talked about doing things to the health system. Some random on Twitter broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death about an hour before the media did. No more sneak-peakiness in the […]

Friday news picks

February 10, 2012

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Criticising a woman does not equal sexism. A rundown of criticism vs actual sexism. This town seems to be the centre of America’s war on gay people. Starting with kids. A worker at Foxconn, the Chinese company that supplies bits and pieces to most tech companies, tells about what it’s like working in one of […]

Friday (night) news picks

February 3, 2012

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An SBS reporter gives the story from inside Australia’s Villawood detention centre. Brisbane City Councillors are in a tizzy about an art installation that looks like a bus stop seat and tips people onto the ground. Palestinian protesters threw shoes at Ban Ki-Moon in Gaza. Science writers in Canada plead with their government to allow […]