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By Paul Norton on May 31, 2011
Now that I’ve grabbed your attention and driven Graeme Bird apoplectic with the over-egged title, I’d like to share a video with you.
By Robert Merkel on May 31, 2011
Malcolm Farnsworth has pretty neatly summed-up the vapidity of the News Limited/Coalition attacks on Cate Blanchett’s appearance into the Say Yes Australia climate change ad. That said, I’m not really sure what the point of the ad itself – and [...]
By Brian on May 31, 2011
Angela Merkel has announced a phase-out of nuclear power by 2022 Der Spiegel’s article includes a roundup of German press commentary. Deutsche Welle’s coverage includes several other links, including an opinion piece. Some of the controversy seems to be over [...]
By Robert Merkel on May 30, 2011
I’d never heard of rinderpest, and I come from cattle country. And, absent human malevolence, the world will never hear of rinderpest again. Absent any cases for a decade, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will, on June 28th, adopt [...]
By tigtog on May 30, 2011
Ooh look! A Big Distracting Thing! What are the media spin tactics du jour?What line do they want us to buy?
By Mark Bahnisch on May 29, 2011
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!
By Brian on May 28, 2011
General Ratko Mladic, after 16 years, has been captured and is to be extradited to The Hague to face genocide charges over the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre of about 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys that at Srebrenica. [...]
By Kim on May 28, 2011
An open thread where, at your weekend leisure, you can discuss anything you like.
By Brian on May 27, 2011
Link between tornadoes and climate change Recent bad weather in the US, for example the tornado which mashed Joplin, Missouri, has led to many many stories speculating about the link between the intense tornado season and climate change. Joe Romm [...]
By tigtog on May 26, 2011
This week’s whimsy is brought to you by micro-origami unfolding in water. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By Brian on May 25, 2011
I don’t think Beyonce and Tina are beefing out Simply the Best but it’s an attractive pic and reminds me that in State of Origin we are watching simply the best rugby league there is. It’s a classic sporting encounter [...]