Congratulations to everyone involved with the PodDelusion, winner of the best podcast in the Ockham Awards – photo taken at QEDCon by “Sillypunk”, aka Liz Lutgendorff. Read more

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WE DID IT!! Daniel won! Congratulations! I have to say a huge thank-you to everyone who read this blog-post : Make Your Nominations For The UK Skeptic Awards 2011 (With A Blatant Request) …and then sent in a vote for the best science video clip on the web – by Daniel Keogh: The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect. WIN! Science smart-arse, creative dolt and general loon. Former reporter for ABC TVs Hungry Beast and Radio Nationals Science Show. Brave enough to investigate the weird,… Read more

Sunday Morning Survey – Because It’s Late, I Have Still So Much To Catch Up On, Emails Of That Ilk, And I Need A Break, Oh Look – Cool Links And Now I’m Happier! …Ish. What a Sunday already… can you name all the movies? ABCinema from Evan Seitz on Vimeo. Chicago Tribune: ‘”Churches are among the final institutions to get foreclosed upon because banks have not wanted to look like they are being heavy handed with the churches,” said Scott… Read more

“Take the broken household goods in my car down to the rubbish tip / Come back with more junk that I came down with.” – paraphrasing a song by 90s comedy group Found Objects. It can’t just be my suburb that has people who check out the abandoned hard rubbish collection, take their pickings, realise why they’ve been discarded and either: a) put it back on my lawn b) put it on their lawn to be collected. only for the cycle… Read more

You may be sick to death of it (and its variations)… but an interesting story. Read more

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This has never happened before. As in ever. Okay – I remember once getting a gorgeous (and ginormous) display of red roses at my workplace one Valentine’s Day years ago – which meant I blushingly fetched them from the front office and RAN to my car to hide them before the whole school saw them. But then the most gossipy staff-member in the southern hemisphere saw me attempting (in vain) to wedge them out of sight behind the passenger seat… Read more

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How can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive way? Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities and women’s groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues. My… Read more

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