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Interactive: 100 years of temperatures in Australia – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Interactive: 100 years of temperatures in AustraliaUse our interactive map to explore 100 years of annual average temperatures across Australia.

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Weekend Wanderings – Banyule Morning

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Originally posted on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY:
This morning I got up a little bit earlier to go out with a friend to see if we could photograph the sunrise over Banyule Flats.  Well, we got there and we saw a…

Oh Look! A Cuddlefish! Er- “Cuttlefish!”

Originally posted on Cute Overload:

Wait ’til the very end where Mr. Floating Cuttlefish decides he’s had enough of this video. Gotta go!

Top-notch video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium: see more of their clips here.

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God and Australia

susanai:

I wish the same. Lucky you.

Originally posted on Ærchies Archive - Digital Detritus:

Seriously,Australia, it's decisions like electing Tony Abbott that make me glad I made your continent soi far away from everyone else.

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Chimpanzee intelligence has a genetic basis

Not all chimpanzees are created equal. Not only are some more intelligent than others, but about half of this variation is genetically inherited, according to research published today in Current Biology.Professor William Hopkins and colleagues from Georgia State University and Yerkes National Primate Research Center tested chimpanzees using 13 different cognitive tasks to give a generalised measure of intelligence.

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Operation Sovereign Borders

There’s a time-tested ‘law’ in the history of modern self-government: when a bounded nation-state democracy prosecutes war abroad, the spirit and institutions of its democracy are usually vandalised at home.The Life and Death of Democracy analyses many historical instances of a rule that most definitely applies to the Abbott government’s Operation Sovereign Borders. Let us not mince words. In waters well beyond Australia’s north-west shores, it is now prosecuting a form of war against people who have already suffered rape, torture, war, poverty and humiliation.

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