Glass Wings Blog: September 2017

Elephant tracking collars will send alerts if shots are fired

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 01:02:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/elephant-tracking-collars-will-send-alerts-if-shots-are-fired.html>

"The tracking collar is embedded with a ballistic sensor that can detect
the shockwaves of a gunshot and then send an alert to authorities with
the GPS coordinates of the event. Having a real-time notification like

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Dungeons & Dragons Promises To Make Its Adventures More Queer

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 01:04:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/08/dungeons-dragons-promises-to-make-its-adventures-more-queer/>

'As we sat together at Gen Con in Indianapolis this weekend talking
Dungeons & Dragons, the game's lead rules developer Jeremy Crawford
motioned towards a copy of the Player's Handbook resting on the table

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Crossing the road in the world of autonomous cars

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 22:41:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/teague-labs/crossing-the-road-in-the-world-of-autonomous-cars-e14827bfa301>

"Crossing the road is a social interaction. Eye contact, hand-waiving,
the head nod — these are all social norms pedestrians and drivers use to
communicate intention. With driverless vehicles, this subtle, very human

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Web fonts: when you need them, when you don’t

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 22:43:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://hackernoon.com/web-fonts-when-you-need-them-when-you-dont-a3b4b39fe0ae>

"I’m not a fan of sweeping statements like you “should” or “shouldn’t”
use web fonts, but I think there should be some sort of guidelines to
help people decide whether or not to use them."

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The 'Alt-Right' Has Created Alt-Christianity

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 22:45:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://time.com/4915161/charlottesville-alt-right-alt-christianity/

"What would possess these young white men (and a few women) to chant
hateful anti-Semitic and racist slogans, to shout homophobic, xenophobic
and misogynistic slurs, to speak of putting Jews in ovens and driving

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Baby elephant chasing birds

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 23:35:45 +1000

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

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

Via Cindy Brown.

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An Incredible Glow-in-the-Dark, Dancing Bug Finger Puppet That Can Pick Things Up and Throw Them

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 23:36:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/glow-in-the-dark-dancing-bug-finger-puppet/

"Barnaby Dixon, the highly creative puppeteer behind MANU the incredible
performing warrior finger puppet and a rather playful Raptor puppet, has
introduced another one of his ingenious designs – a highly detailed,

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Singapore's first inter-generational playground, childcare centre in a nursing home launched

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 23:39:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/singapores-first-inter-generational-playground-childcare-centre-in-a-nursing-home>

"Singapore's first inter-generational playground and infant and
childcare centre within a nursing home were officially launched on
Monday (Aug 28), at St Joseph's Home in Jurong West."

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Robot & The Robots

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:05:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/228346788

"This studio project is a celebration of music, experimentation and of
course, robots! The animation is based on a band of talented robots
performing their catchy hit, 'Robot_Song_03.mp3'. We had great fun

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Alyssa Scott

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:06:53 +1000

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

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

"I'm an Illustrator, Animator, and Pattern Designer. I graduated from
Brigham Young University with a BFA in Illustration and currently live
in Austin, Texas. I'd love to hear from you!"

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Why Nazis are so afraid of these clowns

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:46:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/nazis-afraid-clowns/

"Using humor and irony to undermine white supremacy dates back to the days of
the Third Reich, from jokes and cartoons employed by Norwegians against the
Nazi occupation to “The Great Dictator” speech by Charlie Chaplin. In recent

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Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:07:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/29/intel_management_engine_can_be_disabled/

"Security researchers at London-based Positive Technologies have identified an
undocumented configuration setting that disables Intel Management Engine 11, a
CPU control mechanism that has been described as a security risk."

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H-Bombs: The Need to Not Have Them

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:13:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~unger/articles/h-bombs.html

"We are very fortunate that, since the Hiroshima-Nagasaki horrors, more than 71
years ago, thermonuclear warheads have have been detonated only for test
purposes. This despite the fact that the 9 nations possessing thermonuclear

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Why women can’t just ‘get over it’

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 23:28:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://code.likeagirl.io/why-women-cant-just-get-over-it-931ddf27f1a7

"Because stories create powerful new understandings and empathy, we need
more stories to convey women’s perspectives and to help people answer
the question of why women can’t just ‘get over it’. Thus, I decided to

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I was a neo-Nazi. Then I fell in love with a black woman

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:34:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40779377

"She was a violent white supremacist. But an encounter in prison changed
her life forever."

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Cosmos Éclairs, Scrumptious Desserts Decorated With the Ethereal Beauty of the Galaxy

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:35:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/cosmos-eclairs/

"The Musse Confectionary in Kiev, Ukraine is known for their very
creative baked goods, particularly their beautifully decorated éclairs.
One that specifically stands out is their gorgeous “Cosmos Éclair“, a

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The Solution to Our Housing Crisis Is to Let Communities Own Property

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:50:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.thenation.com/article/the-solution-to-our-housing-crisis-is-to-let-communities-own-property/>

"Community Land Trusts keep the focus of development on the actual needs
of a neighborhood."

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History wars: Malcolm Turnbull has fallen off the cliff of reason

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:52:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://dailyreview.com.au/history-wars-malcolm-turnbull-fallen-off-cliff-reason/64724/>

"Turnbull’s comments in the past week came amid renewed fighting in what
seems now to be the never-ending war to claim ascendancy of this
country’s culture and past."

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Dead Fandoms

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:59:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://vintagegeekculture.tumblr.com/post/152174379351/examples-of-dead-fandoms-part-one>
<http://vintagegeekculture.tumblr.com/post/152614785156/examples-of-dead-fandoms-part-two>
<http://vintagegeekculture.tumblr.com/post/164676532081/dead-fandoms-part-3>

A really fascinating series!

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Captain Cook.

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 20:22:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://johnmenadue.com/mungo-maccallum-captain-cook/

"For months we have had to endure war on all fronts – the class war, the
gender war, the religion war, the equality war, the war on poverty, the
war on drugs, the war against political correctness, the war on the ABC

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Magpies swooping? You should try making friends with them, expert says

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 20:23:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-31/make-friends-with-magpies-to-avoid-swooping-expert-says/8856438>

"Forget fake eyes and spiky helmets — if you want to avoid being
attacked by magpies, just make an effort to be friends with them."

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When The Racist Is Someone You Know and Love…

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 20:26:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/embrace-race/when-the-racist-is-someone-you-know-and-love-2933c7049182>

"When I turned 13 years old, I learned the “other” is not always on the
outside of the door."

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A Paradise Built in Hell

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:06:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://c4ss.org/content/38511

"But what happens in a cataclysmic event, such as an earthquake or
hurricane, when powerful institutions are temporarily thrown off-kilter,
at least locally? Hollywood disaster movies tell us that under these

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Denmark gets its first wild wolf pack in 200 years

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:07:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/04/denmark-gets-its-first-wild-wolf-pack-in-200-years>

"A wolf pack is roaming wild in Denmark for the first time in more than
200 years after a young female wolf journeyed 500km from Germany."

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Top Economists Endorse Universal Basic Income

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:08:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/francescoppola/2017/08/31/top-economists-endorse-universal-basic-income/>

"The idea of a universal basic income is becoming increasingly popular.
Five years ago, it was definitely confined to the weird fringe. But now,
it is attracting interest across the political spectrum."

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P!nk Accepts the 'Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award' | 2017 VMAs | MTV

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:54:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_gA5vkJJc4

"P!nk accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and delivers a
message of self empowerment!"

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World-record sandcastle built in Germany

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:59:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-41127251/world-record-sandcastle-built-in-germany>

"The world's tallest sandcastle has been built not on a beach but in the
German industrial city of Duisburg, in the Ruhr region."

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Restating the case against trickle down (updated)

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:03:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://johnquiggin.com/2017/09/02/restating-the-case-against-trickle-down/>

"The empirical evidence, which was in dispute for a long time, is now
clear-cut, at least for the United States. Decades of pro-rich policies
have, unsurprisingly, made the rich much richer."

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The parlance of pilots

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:45:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://aeon.co/essays/the-language-of-the-cockpit-is-technical-obscure-and-irresistibly-romantic>

"High above London, Tokyo and Cairo, the language of the cockpit is
technical, obscure, geeky – and irresistibly romantic"

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‘These are all fake news,’ said the honor student. He was wrong.

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:46:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/these-are-all-fake-news-said-the-honor-student-he-was-wrong/2017/09/01/e2db60be-890a-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html>

"Whereas they once feared teenagers would fall for everything they read
online, now teachers are increasingly concerned that their students will
grow up not believing anything they read — or worse, believing the

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Invisible Manipulation: 10 ways our data is being used against us

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:48:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@privacyint/invisible-manipulation-efb4243011ca

"The era where we were in control of the data on our own computers has
been replaced with devices containing sensors we cannot control, storing
data we cannot access, in operating systems we cannot monitor, in

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The problem with the English: England doesn’t want to be just another member of a team

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:58:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/the-problem-with-the-english-england-doesn-t-want-to-be-just-another-member-of-a-team-1-4851882>

"Brexit is the result of an English delusion, a crisis of identity
resulting from a failure to come to terms with the loss of empire and
the end of its own exceptionalism, argues Cambridge University professor

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Clever cockatoos bend hooks into straight wire to fish for food

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:59:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-clever-cockatoos-straight-wire-fish.html

"In the early 2000s the New Caledonian crow Betty in Oxford shocked the
world when she spontaneously bent a hook into a straight piece of wire
while trying to retrieve a small out-off-reach basket with a handle from

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The Fake News Pipeline: How A Small-Time Clickbait Farmer Is Spreading the Gospel of Big Oil

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:14:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/the-fake-news-pipeline-how-two-small-time-clickbai.html>

"As you might have guessed from my liberal use of scare quotes, almost
all of the information in this video is fake. There is no outraged
pro-oil activist named Brent Williamson—the man in the video is an actor

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The Serenity Of Hayao Miyazaki's Films Is Perfectly Captured In These Posters

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:15:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/09/the-serenity-of-hayao-miyazakis-films-is-perfectly-captured-in-these-posters/>

"There are many great things about the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Just one
of them is that if you happen to pause on seemingly any single frame,
that image itself is a work of art."

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The British Library is racing to save archived sounds from decay

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:01:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/british-library-sound-archive

"Will Prentice is trying to save the British Library's archive of 6.5
million sound recordings – before it's lost forever to decay and dead
hardware"

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How Do You Decode a Hapax? (Also, What’s a Hapax?)

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:02:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hapax-legomenon-hapaxes

"It’s a word that only appears once in a work, author’s oeuvre, or an
entire language’s written record."

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The First White President

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:03:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/>

"The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack
Obama’s legacy."

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New evidence suggests octupuses aren't loners

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:15:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-evidence-octupuses-loners.html

"Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters
off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses
(Octopus tetricus) that have been been observed communicating—either

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Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:38:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.crikey.com.au/2017/09/11/no-campaign-has-official-strategy-for-dealing-with-millennial-yes-voters/>

"Step 1: talk about freedom. Step 2: talk about the children. Step 3:
mention the 260 genders that will result from a Yes vote."

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Billions of devices imperiled by new clickless Bluetooth attack

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:39:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/bluetooth-bugs-open-billions-of-devices-to-attacks-no-clicking-required/>

"BlueBorne exploit works against unpatched devices running Android,
Linux, or Windows."

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How The Arts Are Shaping Your Politics (Whether You Realize It Or Not)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:42:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://rantt.com/how-the-arts-are-shaping-your-politics-whether-you-realize-it-or-not-aa96781680e9>

"To say politics and the arts are intertwined would be an
understatement, but it’s a relationship that doesn’t often get specific
attention of its own. By arts, I mean any of our art forms — including

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The Unthinkability of Climate Change: Thoughts on Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:43:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/reviews/the-unthinkability-of-climate-change-thoughts-on-amitav-ghoshs-the-great-derangement/>

"Earlier this year I attended an annual science fiction and fantasy
convention in the Boston area. Rather to my surprise, there were no
panels on climate change. Even in the last few years when a few such

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Collapsible, rotating caravan harnesses solar and wind for efficient off-grid living

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:22:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://newatlas.com/rotating-off-grid-scarabane-caravan/51091/

"What looks quite like a permanent, off-grid tiny home when all set up
at camp is actually a folding caravan that packs neatly into a
25.6-ft-long (7.8-m-long) wheeled box via fold-down, flip-up and

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Letter from indigenous Mexican man who was denied a US visa to receive an award for internet development

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:23:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/14/ikta-kop-collective.html

'Mariano Gómez is a 23 year old Tseltal from Abasolo, Chiapas, and a
member of the Ikta K’op Collective; he is being given an award by the
prestigious Internet Society for his work creating "a wireless Internet

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What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:12:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://newrepublic.com/article/144719/happens-science-fiction-genius-starts-blogging>

'Ursula K. Le Guin is a giant of literature. Her new book, "No Time To
Spare," shows her mind operating in a new medium.'

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Legally sourced chocolate could help end deforestation in West Africa

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:13:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2017/0914/Legally-sourced-chocolate-could-help-end-deforestation-in-West-Africa>

"The spread of illegal cocoa plantations, which supply beans to popular
candy brands, have caused widespread deforestation across much of the
Ivory Coast's protected land reserves. The solution lies in the hands of

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered species

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:04:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/pp-la091417.php

"Today, the rehabilitated forest in Drabo harbours about 600 species of
plants and constitutes a sanctuary for many animals, including the
critically endangered and endemic red-bellied monkey."

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The 2017 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:09:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2017

Yes, it's that time of year again!  Always entertaining and thought
provoking.  This year I was particularly intrigued by the Physics Prize
winner, "On the Rheology of Cats".  You can view a demonstration video here:

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Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Conversation.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:00:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://lethalheating.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/are-we-doomed-lets-have-conversation.html>

"It’s true: apocalyptic warnings don’t move most people. Or, rather,
they move most people away from the source of discomfort, so they simply
tune out. But it’s also true that people feel a sense of deep,

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Health at a planetary scale

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:01:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/planetary-health-challenges-000514>

"The human footprint on the earth has grown explosively over the past
century or two. Two hundred years ago, there were about 1 billion of us;
today, we number more than 7 billion. We have harnessed vast amounts of

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New Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark album!

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:18:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Two great animated music videos from the new album The Punishment of
Luxury
:

Isotype
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp_Du6uO9V4

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Share: Love is the Sun

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:21:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HNcuYGF_bY

"Song Love is the Sun from the musical Share. Special release in
response to The Australian Marriage Law Survey."

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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:54:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.fastcompany.com/40454254/dont-be-scared-about-the-end-of-capitalism-be-excited-to-build-what-comes-next>

"Instead of fixating on a fight between capitalism and socialism,
imagine innovating a future economy that transcends old binaries."

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The Tale of Two Photos

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:56:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://iconicphotos.org/2017/09/17/the-tale-of-two-photos/

"What we — and all of us — are: sum totals of our upbringings, families,
surroundings. We inevitably view the world through these experiences.
There is nothing wrong with that. We just need to know everyone is

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How Malcolm Turnbull has trashed the Liberal Party record and betrayed our oceans

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:08:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/how-malcolm-turnbull-has-trashed-the-liberal-party-record-and-betrayed-our-oceans-20170908-gydy2d.html>

"Australians have always loved the ocean, but now, more importantly, we
understand how vital the sea's health is to the future of our island home."

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Love is the Sun!

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:15:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@muse_9093/love-is-the-sun-94a15e8bd822

Via Muse, who wrote: "Help spread the love!"

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This rare white flying fox is the cutest thing you'll see all week

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:04:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2017/09/a-rare-white-flying-fox>

"Meet Tal'ngay Dha’run— an incredibly rare leucistic bat."

Awww!  Via Kam-Yung Soh.

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Mindblowing Cyberpunk 3D Renderings #ArtTuesday

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:05:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/09/19/mindblowing-cyberpunk-3d-renderings-arttuesday/>

"It’s not just Dämmrich’s absolute mastery of rendering software that
tricks the mind into perceiving 3D. It’s his use of classic artistic
principles like foreshortening, textured elements, and photorealistic

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