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Forget Quibi. Chinese streamers are hooking Americans with werewolf love triangles

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:04:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://restofworld.org/2023/what-is-reelshort/

"Kasey Esser, an actor and gym owner in Los Angeles, didn’t expect anyone to
see his new show. The 34-year-old played a werewolf in Fated to My Forbidden
Alpha
, released on ReelShort, a little-known Chinese-backed streaming app

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Study links microplastics with human health problems – but there’s still a lot we don’t know

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:02:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/study-links-microplastics-with-human-health-problems-but-theres-still-a-lot-we-dont-know-225354>

"A recent study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine
has linked microplastics with risk to human health.

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Yes, That's a New Electric Car | Olympian Motors

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:01:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Y1ks2hukU

"Curves, color, and character are rare in modern automobile design. For episode
35 of S³ Olympian Motors is challenging today's EV design and manufacturing
standards. They're building James Bond cars."

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Anime live-action adaptations are often hated by (Western) fans. Are they being too harsh?

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:00:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/anime-live-action-adaptations-are-often-hated-by-western-fans-are-they-being-too-harsh-225569>

"Between Netflix’s 2023 live-action version of One Piece, and its latest take
on Avatar: The Last Airbender, fans are once again asking: why are
live-action anime adaptations so tricky to get right?

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Rental properties 3C hotter indoors, survey of Australian tenants over summer finds

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:59:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/18/australia-rental-properties-temperature-survey-hotter-inside-summer>

"Renters are being forced to live in sweltering conditions, with homes
recording inside temperatures 3C hotter than outside across the summer, a new
report from Better Renting has revealed.

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Even as the fusion era dawns, we’re still in the Steam Age

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:58:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/even-as-the-fusion-era-dawns-were-still-in-the-steam-age-217273>

"Steam locomotives clattering along railway tracks. Paddle steamers churning
down the Murray. Dreadnought battleships powered by steam engines.

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The West can’t ‘solve’ its Russia problem. Here’s how it should handle 6 more years of Vladimir Putin

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:59:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
"In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, Vladimir Putin has triumphed
at the Russian ballot box and been enthroned for the fifth time as president.
He will serve for six more years.

He will be 77 years old in 2030. According to the constitution, which he

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Potty Trained Cows Are No Joke for the Climate

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:58:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://reasonstobecheerful.world/mooloo-cows-toilet-trained-methane-urine-emissions/>

"One small pee for cows, one giant leap for mankind. At least, that’s what a
team of scientists in Dummerstorf, Germany, believe could be a potent solution
for manmade climate change.

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Akira Toriyama: Bye Cha! to the Great Master of Manga

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:46:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://freedium.cfd/https://medium.com/@yuriminamide0509/akira-toriyama-bye-cha-to-the-great-master-of-manga-84301d046913>

"The news of the passing of Japanese manga artist Akira Toriyama (1955–2024)
saddened his fans. Details of his death have not been disclosed, but some of
his acquaintances say he was due to undergo surgery for a brain tumour in

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illustrations: Open source illustrations kit

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:41:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://illlustrations.co/

"Designed 100 awesome illustrations during 100 days of illustration challenge
(Now added more than 120+ illustrations). You can download all illustrations
completely free and use these to design awesome - landing pages, mobile app or

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