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The Winners Of 2017’s A’ Design Award & Competition Have Just Been Announced, And They’re Genius

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:37:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-winning-entries-design-award-competition-2016-2017/>

"The A’ Design Award & Competition is a magnet for creativity, and every
year the contest attracts thinkers and inventors from all over the
globe. The winners of the 2016-2017 period have just been announced, and

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12 Penguin Portraits Show Off Big Personalities

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:36:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/photo-ark-penguin-pictures/

"Celebrate World Penguin Day, April 25, with stunning pictures of these
beloved birds."

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Play Rabbits

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:35:22 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@muse_9093/play-rabbits-60caa10fa740

"The play rabbits had names. The play rabbits could be brought into the
house and allowed to run around. My cousins could tell me about their
personalities and the funny things they did. None of this was true for

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Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:33:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-sustainable-rubber-plastics.html

"The scientific team—from the University of Delaware, the University of
Minnesota and the University of Massachusetts - has invented a process
to make butadiene from renewable sources like trees, grasses and corn."

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Tire ski jump

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:54:59 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+YonatanZunger/posts/PAqkExmUAgU

"This is a video of people rolling a bunch of tires off a ski jump, to
see how far they'll fly. It's done with the combination of complete
seriousness and excited insanity that defines Japanese television. And

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Clarke and Dawe: "Richard Shinnery, NBN Consultant"

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:53:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f06H_0eGy2c

As always, Mr. John Clarke gets the last word.  Vale John Clarke.

Via David “Q the Platypus” Formosa.

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The Seafloor Is Eroding Faster Than Scientists Thought

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:51:29 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-seafloor-is-eroding-faster-than-scientists-thought/>

"A trip to a coral reef off the coast of the Florida Keys, an outdated
nautical chart and an argument with a boat captain led biogeochemist
Kimberly Yates to make a starting discovery: The seafloor around parts

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New Hampshire Farm Offers Yoga Classes With Baby Goats Who Are Happy to Help Stabilize Cores

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:50:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/new-hampshire-farm-offers-yoga-classes-with-baby-goats-who-are-happy-to-help-stabilize-cores/>

"The Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire has become well known for
their goat milk soaps that are made “with the milk from our pampered
herd of dairy goats”, their award winning lip balm and as of April 2017,

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The Gimmick Economy: how central banks pretend software isn't eating the world

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:19:10 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/04/22/the-gimmick-economy-how-centr.html

"Capitalism and Communism which briefly resembled victor and vanquished,
increasingly look more like Thelma and Louise; a tragic couple sent over
the edge by forces beyond their control. What comes next is anyone’s

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Generation spite: is that really how we want our kids to remember us?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:17:34 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/generation-spite-kids-scapegoat-young-people>

"We scapegoat and impoverish young people while destroying the world we
older, luckier ones inherited. As abdications of duty go, this one is
absolute"

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