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Read the student survey responses shared by academics and you’ll see why Professor Hambling is justified in burning hers

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:49:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/read-the-student-survey-responses-shared-by-academics-and-youll-see-why-professor-hambling-is-justified-in-burning-hers-167897>

"If you’ve watched the Netflix sitcom The Chair you’ll remember the scene in
which Professor Joan Hambling burns her student evaluations, after admitting
she hadn’t read any of them since the 1980s. Many of us in academia whooped in

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Vital Signs. Laugh at the US if you will, but Australia narrowly escaped a debt ceiling

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:47:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/vital-signs-laugh-at-the-us-if-you-will-but-australia-narrowly-escaped-a-debt-ceiling-169250>

"The United States government is scheduled to hit its “debt ceiling” of US$28.4
trillion on or around October 18.

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Why does Congress fight over childcare but not F-35s?

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:43:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/10/07/why-does-congress-fight-over-childcare-but-not-f-35s/>

"President Biden and the Democratic Congress are facing a crisis as the popular
domestic agenda they ran on in the 2020 election is held hostage by two
corporate Democratic Senators, fossil-fuel consigliere Joe Manchin and

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Far right and extremist groups are targeting military veterans for recruitment. Does the ADF owe them a duty of care?

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:42:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/far-right-and-extremist-groups-are-targeting-military-veterans-for-recruitment-does-the-adf-owe-them-a-duty-of-care-166756>

"Even before extremist group activity in Australia’s 2021 anti-lockdown
protests was exposed, concern about right-wing extremism in Australia was on
the rise.

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Loved to death: Australian sandalwood is facing extinction in the wild

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:41:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/loved-to-death-australian-sandalwood-is-facing-extinction-in-the-wild-167281>

"The sweet, earthy fragrance of sandalwood oil has made it immensely popular in
incense sticks, candles and perfumes. But its beautiful scent may also be its
downfall – Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) is facing extinction in

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Can Australia’s path to net-zero really be fuelled by carbon capture and LNG?

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:38:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/07/can-australias-path-to-net-zero-really-be-fuelled-by-carbon-capture-and-lng>

Spoiler: No.

"Short of underplaying the threat of climate change or denying the science that

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:37:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://coveringclimatenow.org/climate-beat-story/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2021-covering-climate-now-journalism-awards/>

"The global news media consortium Covering Climate Now today announced the
winners of the first annual Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards. The 12
winners, including print reporters and photojournalists, digital, television

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5 reasons why the Morrison government needs a net-zero target, not just a flimsy plan

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:35:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/5-reasons-why-the-morrison-government-needs-a-net-zero-target-not-just-a-flimsy-plan-169015>

"Prime Minister Scott Morrison may be warming to a net-zero emissions target by
2050, but Australia is still far from adopting it – largely thanks to
resistance from the National Party.

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Nobel prize: why climate modellers deserved the physics award – they’ve been proved right again and again

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:35:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/nobel-prize-why-climate-modellers-deserved-the-physics-award-theyve-been-proved-right-again-and-again-169300>

"This year’s Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe,
Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist,
the other two are climate modellers whose work laid the foundations of our

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Bespoke: A modular DAW for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:34:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bespokesynth.com/

"Bespoke is like a DAW* in some ways, but with less of a focus on a global
timeline. Instead, it has a design more optimized for jamming and exploration.

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