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5 Economists Redefining… Everything. Oh Yes, And They’re Women

Sat, 6 Jun 2020 03:32:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2020/05/31/5-economists-redefining-everything--oh-yes-and-theyre-women/#1d426c15714a>

"Few economists become household names. Last century, it was John
Maynard Keynes or Milton Friedman. Today, Thomas Piketty has become the
economists’ poster-boy. Yet listen to the buzz, and it is five female

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Pixar short 'Out' makes history with gay protagonist.

Sat, 6 Jun 2020 03:30:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/05/29/pixar-short-out-makes-history-gay-protagonist-stream-on-disney-plus/5284175002/>

"NEW YORK — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he
has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy
penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he

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The Buzzer is Mightier: The Author as a Game Show Contestant

Sat, 6 Jun 2020 03:25:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://epiphanyzine.com/features/2020/5/27/the-buzzer-is-mightier-the-author-as-a-game-show-contestant>

"I recently became aware of the prevalence of famous authors appearing
as game show contestants during the Golden Age of game shows (which I'd
align with What's My Line?'s initial run, from 1950-1967). Just as the

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Australia's stalled migrant boom derails golden economic run

Fri, 5 Jun 2020 04:51:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia-immigration-analysis-idUSKBN2370U1>

"SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s three decades of uninterrupted
prosperity are coming to an abrupt end as the global coronavirus
pandemic crashes one of its most lucrative sources of income – immigration."

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David Attenborough to publish 'witness statement' on climate crisis

Fri, 5 Jun 2020 04:50:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/28/david-attenborough-climate-crisis-a-life-on-our-planet>

"David Attenborough is to publish his “vision for the future” of Earth
this autumn, laying out “the dreadful damage” done by humanity, and the
ways “we can begin to turn things round”.

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'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

Fri, 5 Jun 2020 04:49:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52808103

"Scientists say more than 50 billion years of cumulative evolutionary
history could be lost as humans push wildlife to the brink.

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Free Speculative Fiction Online

Thu, 4 Jun 2020 03:00:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.freesfonline.net/

"An author is listed if the author meets the requirements for SFWA
membership, which are e.g. ‘Three Paid Sales of prose fiction (such as
short stories) to Qualifying Professional Markets’."

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Prairie Dogs Kinetic LEGO Sculpture

Thu, 4 Jun 2020 02:54:25 +1000

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

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

"Watch as I assemble this kinetic LEGO sculpture of a group of prairie
dogs hanging around, and in, their burrow. I show how the mechanisms
work for each as I put the model together. This model was a

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Covid Rainbow | dayinyourlifeproject

Thu, 4 Jun 2020 02:52:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.rowenameadows.com.au/covid-colour-portraits

"When forced to spend a sanity-threatening amount of time together, the
boundaries between individual and group identity may blur. This is a
study in colour enmeshment during my family’s time in quarantine."

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Slow Tuesday Night by R. A. Lafferty

Wed, 3 Jun 2020 03:44:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781618249203/9781618249203___2.htm

"One thing we can be fairly sure of: if we don’t blow up the world or
strangle in our own excreta, the future will be more complex and strange
than we suppose, maybe more strange than we can even imagine. R. A.

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