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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Entropic Time (Backwards Billy Joel Parody) | A Capella Science

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:50:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rVHr6OwjI

Very cool!  Via Kam-Yung Soh.

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STUNNING: Seattle Judge Hands Activist Kids Landmark Victory For Climate Justice (VIDEO)

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:49:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://samuel-warde.com/2016/05/seattle-climate-change-victory-kids/

"Seattle Judge’s landmark climate change ruling: “These children can’t
wait, the polar bears can’t wait, the people of Bangladesh can’t wait.”"

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Niche - a genetics survival game

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:48:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80250451/niche-a-genetics-survival-game>

"Niche is a simulation/strategy game about population genetics. Breed
your animals and evolve your own species, based on real genetics."

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It’s time to future-proof Australia’s copyright laws for the 21st century

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:49:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-future-proof-australias-copyright-laws-for-the-21st-century-58785>

"The report [...] makes a number of sensible recommendations that will help
modernise Australia’s copyright laws for the 21st century. Economically, the
report is rigorous and comprehensive."

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Lyrebird/Penguins/The Gorillas Meet Attenborough ft. Aardman Animations #Attenborough90 - BBC Earth Unplugged

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:48:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AouO8KG4Wy8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pseB0ZlhTjc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9TTm2fMfSI

"We are celebrating the 90th birthday of Sir David Attenborough! Here at BBC

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Could a subway station filled entirely with cat photos improve your commute?

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:45:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/would-a-subway-station-filled-with-cute-photos-of-cats-make-your-commute-better/2016/05/04/4869c27e-11f0-11e6-81b4-581a5c4c42df_story.html>

“Wouldn’t it be great if public spaces were designed to make you feel good
rather than slightly inadequate?”

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Good news for the only place on Earth where tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants live together

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:33:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/05/good-news-for-the-only-place-on-earth-where-tigers,-rhinos,-orangutans-and-elephants-live-together>

"The Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra is home to some of the world's rarest
and best-loved animals. Thanks to a new government moratorium on land clearing,
conservationists have enjoyed a big win."

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‘You want a description of hell?’ OxyContin’s 12-hour problem

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:27:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://static.latimes.com/oxycontin-part1/

"OxyContin is a chemical cousin of heroin, and when it doesn’t last, patients
can experience excruciating symptoms of withdrawal, including an intense
craving for the drug."

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Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:14:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/doctors-tell-all-and-its-bad/380785/>

"A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient
relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis."

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A lesson about bullying

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:43:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SueTravers/posts/danmkAeGinS

"From a lady named Jodi Williams on FB. It's directed towards teachers, but
could be equally as valuable for parents and those working with adults as well:
Employers, employees politicians etc."

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