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Power makes people 'more likely to lie, to cheat, to swear' at work, experts say

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 05:51:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-21/how-power-changes-people/13150450>

"You can't see or smell power.

But with enough practice, it's easy to recognise who has it and who doesn't —

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'Piecing together a broken heart': Native Americans rebuild territories they lost

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 05:50:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/20/native-americans-rebuild-lost-territories-real-estate>

"More than six decades after a 1,705-acre patchwork of meadows, wetlands and
timberland in southern Oregon was taken from the Klamath Tribes, the Native
American community has found its way back to the territory – by way of the real

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Sion solar car prototype shows how it can charge other electric vehicles

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 05:48:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thedriven.io/2021/02/19/sion-solar-car-prototype-shows-how-it-can-charge-other-electric-vehicles/>

"The Sion solar car, that is being billed by start-up Sono Motors as the solar
car “you can really afford“, will not only be able to harvest energy directly
from the sun thanks to solar cells integrated into its body, it will also be

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Resisting the Urge to Pet Panasonic's Farting Robot Sock Cat Might Be Impossible

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 05:47:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://gizmodo.com/resisting-the-urge-to-pet-panasonics-farting-robot-sock-1846252962>

"In a time when even basic human interactions are discouraged for safety
reasons, there’s an even greater demand for alternate sources of companionship.
But if you’re not ready for the responsibilities of a dog or a cat, Panasonic

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To infinity and beyond: Linux and open-source goes to Mars

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 06:15:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.zdnet.com/article/to-infinity-and-beyond-linux-and-open-source-goes-to-mars/>

"Perseverance hit Mars' atmosphere at almost 12,000 miles per hour (19,312
kilometers per hour) and a mere seven minutes later NASA landed its latest Mars
rover softly and safely. Onboard the one-ton mobile science lab is its tiny

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UN Head Decries 'Senseless and Suicidal' Destruction of Nature as New Report Urges Systemic Solutions

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 06:14:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/02/18/un-head-decries-senseless-and-suicidal-destruction-nature-new-report-urges-systemic>

'The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report, entitled Making Peace
With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity, and
pollution emergencies
, was introduced by Secretary-General António Guterres at

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What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like?

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 06:12:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/ecological-civilization/2021/02/16/what-does-ecological-civilization-look-like/>

"We’re rapidly decimating the Earth’s forests, animals, insects, fish, fresh
water—even the topsoil we need to grow our crops. We’ve already transgressed
four of the nine planetary boundaries that define humanity’s safe operating

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Achievements of the Coalition Government

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 06:10:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.mdavis.xyz/govlist/

"The Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison government has been in power for over 7
years. This page contains a list of most of what they have done so far."

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UK’s MI6 apologizes for past treatment of LGBT spies

Tue, 2 Mar 2021 05:11:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://apnews.com/article/world-news-21127428c742481af0a01b8f42426fb3

"LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service apologized Friday
to gay spies and aspiring agents who were fired or denied jobs because of their
sexuality.

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Dolphins have similar personality traits to humans, study finds

Tue, 2 Mar 2021 05:09:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/19/dolphins-have-similar-personality-traits-to-humans-study-finds>

"Dolphins have developed a number of similar personality traits to humans,
despite having evolved in vastly different environments, researchers have
found.

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