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With ‘Molly of Denali,’ PBS Raises Its Bar for Inclusion

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:59:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/arts/television/molly-of-denali-alaska-native-pbs.html>

"The new PBS cartoon “Molly of Denali,” which centers on an Alaska
Native family, is perhaps PBS’s most ambitious effort yet to educate its
young viewers about a distinct cultural group."

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Interoperability: Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Companies

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:58:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/interoperability-fix-internet-not-tech-companies>

"Everyone in the tech world claims to love interoperability—the
technical ability to plug one product or service into another product or
service—but interoperability covers a lot of territory, and depending on

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21 Delicious Geometric Food Gradients by Artist Adam Hillman

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 03:29:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://twistedsifter.com/2019/07/food-art-by-adam-hillman-best-of/

"Multimedia artist and self-proclaimed ‘object arranger’ Adam Hillman
has amassed a huge following on Instagram for his colorful, geometric
artworks that he carefully arranges and photographs.

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The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 03:28:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02141-2

"Nearly a year after flames consumed Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de
Janeiro, researchers are struggling to revive their work and resume
their lives."

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Another Way In Which Patents Contributed To The Opioid Crisis: Hospitals Ordered Not To Use Better, Less Problematic Medicines

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 03:26:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190712/00244942576/another-way-which-patents-contributed-to-opioid-crisis-hospitals-ordered-not-to-use-better-less-problematic-medicines.shtml>

"Two years ago, we wrote about a stunning (and horrifying) study that
explained how patents deeply contributed to the opioid crisis. It
described the lengths that drug companies – including OxyContin maker

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America is Dead

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:33:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/07/16/america-is-dead/

"Not the America that I idealized as a boy; not the glittering beacon of
equality I imagined it to be through the vaseline-covered lenses of my
maleness and straightness and whiteness; not the star-spangled stuff of

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DefunctTV: The Final Jim Henson Hour

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:32:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SfsynRHZK0

"In the final episode of DefunctTV's Jim Henson Series, Jim Henson
passes on, but not before he can make another television show and begin
major negotiation with the Walt Disney Company. Finish the series with a

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This Guy Improves Hollywood Movies By Editing His Cat Into Them And The Result Is Hilarious

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:31:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-cat-movies-videos-owl-kitty/

"Cats are known to possess all kinds of talents. They are great at
hunting, excellent at manipulating humans to get treats, and apparently,
they are amazing actors. Well, at least some of them. Meet Lizzy who

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How Germany closed its coal industry without sacking a single miner

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:40:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-germany-closed-its-coal-industry-without-sacking-a-single-miner-20190711-p526ez.html>

"After Coal: Can Australia learn from Germany's efforts to end its coal
era while protecting its workers and communities?"

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Incredible footage shows the moment a manta ray asks a diver for help off Ningaloo Bay

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:38:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/incredible-footage-shows-the-moment-a-manta-ray-asks-a-diver-for-help-off-ningaloo-bay-20190713-p526uo.html>

"A film production company has captured the incredible moment a manta
ray approaches a diver off WA’s Ningaloo Bay to ask for help removing a
hook stuck under its eye."

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