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  • How Craig Wright Privately ‘Proved’ He’s the Father of Bitcoin

    05/02/2016 12:18:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Wired ^ | 05.02.16 | ANDY GREENBERG
    WHEN RUMORS SURFACED early last month that Australian cryptographer Craig Wright would attempt to prove that he created Bitcoin, Gavin Andresen remained skeptical. As the chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, his opinion counts: Andresen is among the earliest programmers for the cryptocurrency, and likely the one who has corresponded more than anyone with Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous, long-lost inventor. Today, Andresen fully believes that Wright is Nakamoto. Now he’ll have to convince the rest of the world, because he’s among the only people to have seen what he claims is the best evidence in Wright’s favor. In an interview...
  • More guns and bigger arsenals than ever: Australia’s not out of range yet

    04/27/2016 11:00:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 27 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th April 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    AS Australia marks 20 years since the Port Arthur massacre, guns still pose a massive threat to our nation. There are more firearms in the country than ever before, more are imported, and owners are amassing larger arsenals in their homes. Gun policy expert Philip Alpers, Adjunct Associate Professor at Sydney School of Public Health, warned this morning that boasts Australia has “solved the gun problem” are premature. When John Howard introduced the National Firearms Act in 1996 after Martin Bryant’s devastating mass shooting, he swore we wouldn’t “go the American way”, and many believe he has been vindicated. “People...
  • French Barracuda submarine: the most complex artefact in Australia

    04/26/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    The Australian ^ | APRIL 27, 2016 | Brendan Nicholson
    By the end of last year the French were convinced they had made a breakthrough in the race to win Australia’s $50 billion submarine contract. Over a series of meetings in Paris, L’Orient, Cherbourg and Adelaide, engineers from the French naval shipbuilder DCNS shared with Australian naval officers secret data on their submarine’s acoustic signature. The French Barracuda submarine, with its pump jet propulsion system, matches other conventional submarines’ noise emissions at very low cruising speeds under 5 knots. But the data showed that when the Barracuda accelerated, as any submarine must do when pursuing an enemy or evading an...
  • Australia seeks DOD's newest air-to-air missile, the AIM-120D

    04/25/2016 9:47:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 25 APRIL, 2016 | JAMES DREW
    Australia could become the first foreign nation to buy the radar-guided Raytheon AIM-120D air-to-air missile under a $1.1 billion foreign military sales package approved by the US government this week. AIM-120D is the latest variant of Raytheon’s popular AMRAAM series, developed for the US Air Force and Navy. The networked, beyond-visual-range missile introduces satellite-aided navigation, a two-way datalink and new guidance software that “improves kinematic performance and weapon effectiveness”. It has greater range than the legacy variants and is optimised for high-angle off-boresight shots. Canberra has requested 450 missiles – as well as instrumented test vehicles and spare guidance sections...
  • France wins $40 billion Australian submarine contract - sources

    04/25/2016 6:59:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Colin Packham, Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly
    Australia has awarded the A$50 billion ($40 billion) contract to build the country's new fleet of submarines to French naval contractor DCNS, sources said on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Japan's nascent defence export industry. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will officially announce on Tuesday the winner of the contract to build the country's 12 new submarines, but two sources familiar with the process told Reuters that France has secured the contract ahead of Japanese and German bidders. Another source at the French naval contractor said he was "quietly confident" of success ahead of the announcement by Turnbull. Australia...
  • Anzac Day threat: 16-year-old boy charged with planning terror attack

    04/24/2016 3:41:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 25th April 2016 | Andrew Koubaridis
    A 16-year-old boy will appear in a Sydney court later today charged with planning a terrorist attack at a Sydney Anzac Day event. Counter terrorism police arrested the teenager in his home in Auburn, in Sydney’s west, yesterday afternoon. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the age of the suspect was concerning. “Now, the age of the individual is of significant concern. Sixteen years of age. A boy,” NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told reporters this morning. Mr Scipione said the boy had been charged with one count of acts in preparation or planning a terrorist act. The offence carries...
  • Three shipbuilding announcements in one day

    04/19/2016 9:09:22 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 7 replies
    The Government has announced the tenderers and build locations for three shipbuilding programs, namely OPVs (Sea 1180), the Pacific Patrol Boat replacements (Sea 3036) and the future frigates (Sea 5000). Twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) will be built initially in Adelaide until first steel is cut for the future frigates, also pre-determined for that city. Up to 21 Pacific Patrol Boats will be built by Austal in Henderson, WA. ''''As part of the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) three designers [for the OPV]have been shortlisted; Damen of the Netherlands, Fassmer of Germany, and Lürssen of Germany to refine their designs. This...
  • British accuse Australia of banning them from WWI Battle of Fromelles centenary commemoration

    02/05/2016 2:40:36 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 5th February 2016 | Sophie Aubrey
    THE relatives of slain British soldiers have accused the Department of Veterans' Affairs of banning them from attending centenary commemorations for a catastrophic WWI battle that killed thousands of Australian soldiers. The Battle of Fromelles is among Australia's bloodiest military encounters and the brutal loss has long been blamed on a disastrous incompetence of British military strategy. A special service to mark the battle's 100th anniversary is to take place on July 19 this year at the Pheasant Wood military cemetery in Fromelles, northern France. The slaughter is viewed by historians as the darkest 24 hours in the Australia's history...
  • How Brilliant Computer Scientists Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

    08/06/2010 10:38:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 85 replies
    salem-news ^ | 6 Aug 2010 | Terrence Aym
    According to two research scientists the mystery of vanished ships and airplanes in the region dubbed "The Bermuda Triangle" has been solved. Step aside outer space aliens, time anomalies, submerged giant Atlantean pyramids and bizarre meteorological phenomena ... the "Triangle" simply suffers from an acute case of gas. Natural gas—the kind that heats ovens and boils water—specifically methane, is the culprit behind the mysterious disappearances and loss of water and air craft. The evidence for this astounding new insight into a mystery that's bedeviled the world is laid out in a research paper published in the American Journal of Physics....
  • Robots, lasers, poison: the high-tech bid to cull wild cats in the outback

    04/18/2016 12:16:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-18-16
    A trial of ‘grooming traps’ is aiming to eradicate one of the biggest threats to Australian wildlife – feral felines. Robotic killers that detect feral cats, spray their fur with poison and rely on them to essentially lick themselves to death have been deployed in the Australian desert for the first time. Australian night parrot legend lives on but bird remains as elusive as ever Read more Feral cats are one of the biggest threats to many of Australia’s endangered species, killing millions of animals every day throughout the country – and controlling them has proved difficult. It took John...
  • Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns

    04/15/2016 9:55:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 103 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 April 2016 | Ian Sample Science editor
    The call for action from scientists in the UK, US, Europe and Australia reflects a growing consensus among experts that frequent cannabis use can increase the risk of psychosis...In the UK, cannabis is the most popular illegal drug, and according to Public Health England data, more young people enter treatment centres for help with cannabis than any other drug, alcohol included.
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters’ needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access “as...
  • Aussie digger critical after savage attack by ISIS supporter inside NSW prison cell

    04/09/2016 8:06:41 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    7 News ^ | 10th April 2016
    A former soldier, who served in East Timor, is fighting for his life after a brutal attack by an ISIS supporter who was locked in the same prison cell of a New South Wales jail. The pair were placed together at Kempsey prison’s maximum security section, on the state’s Mid North Coast on Thursday morning, just a few hours before the unprovoked attack. It is believed the 18-year-old attacker choked the 40-year-old and carved ‘e4e’ into the front and back of the victim's head with a sharp object during the attack, to signify the group’s ‘eye for an eye’ torture...
  • The submarine problem - deeper than meets the eye (Australia)

    04/07/2016 11:39:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    It’s been said so often but never actually examined in great detail – the Future Submarine Program is strategic for Japan and Australia. In speaking to the submarine community, past and present, what comes through is that cooperation with Japan results in a Future Submarine that can approach the performances of Collins but only with a completely new design and one that will definitely not be regionally superior post 2030. This is alarming and requires pause for thought. The root-cause of this problem is that Japan does not have any technology that is, well, regionally superior. Indeed it is the...
  • Unshakable Truth [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/05/2016 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-5-16 | bible, Holy Spirit
    You are my children of choice for you chose to serve me and to love me and in this same manner I AM The Shepherd of your lives and your path, and your way upon it is of my design. . . So when this world hates you and scorns you remember this path I have already laid out for you is eternally before you for I have seated you in heavenly places with me for I AM your inheritance as the Levites . So remain in my peace for nothing I have given you can ever be taken away...
  • Australia beats competition hands down, top choice for wealthy migrants

    04/03/2016 11:25:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Australia seems to be the most preferred destination for the global rich, with Sydney leading the pack with the biggest net inflow of millionaires, as some 4,000 of them shifted base to the city in 2015, says a report. Overall, the figure for the entire continent stood at 8,000 as Melbourne and Perth attracted 3,000 and 1,000 high net worth individuals (HNIs) and secured second and eighth positions, respectively, according to a report by New World Wealth. "Sydney, Melbourne and Perth all benefited from millionaire inflows from China, Europe, the UK, the US and South Africa. Other Australian areas such...
  • The Oasis of CHRIST [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/01/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The JoshuaChronicles,Bible ^ | 4-1-16 | bible,Jesus
    Dormant places are about to come alive ! Blessings being held back about to arrive , Water in arrid places and streams where there had been none , Now the Glory of God arrive upon his daughters and sons , Making a way in the desert places "The Oasis of Christ", Prayers being answered not once but twice , Behold a double portion each time you pray , For each time you lift up JESUS he will make a way ! Isaiah 41:18 18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I...
  • 10,000 millionaires abandon France over Islam fears

    03/31/2016 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/16 | Robert Laurie
    Progressives, who inexplicably still seek to coddle the worst humanity has to offer As we’ve argued before; when a country fails to solve its problems, those who are capable of leaving will do so. There’s no reason for a person of reasonable wealth to stay in a nation that’s making his or her life miserable. That’s not rocket science; it’s just simple economics. So, when you look at a nation like France, you might assume that the ugly trifecta of high taxation, high cost of living, and radical Islam is incentivizing the departure of the financially stable. ...And you’d be...
  • France: Exodus of 10,000 millionaires amid rising Muslim tensions

    04/01/2016 5:50:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    IB Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ananya Roy
    Rising tensions in France, especially in Paris following a series of Islamist terrorist attacks in 2015, have spurred an exodus of its super-wealthy citizens, a new report on migration trends of millionaires and high-net worth individuals across the world reveals. The report warns that other European countries, including the UK, Belgium, Germany and Sweden "where religious tensions are starting to emerge", will also see similar trends. Regarding a Brexit, the report suggests millionaires would want to stay in Britain even if it leaves the single currency bloc. The report was compiled by New World Wealth, an agency that gives information...
  • The Matrix of Heaven (Part 2)[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/28/2016 11:41:08 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles,bible ^ | 3-28-16 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    The Matrix of Heaven is about to be, Your template and Tapestry, Yeah everything falling into place right where you are, For I am with you as you are in my hands I am your car, Your transportation immaculately Let your visions come to life in Me, For I am your shelter ,sword and arm, I place you far from harm, just be here with me , I will show you where you are to be No more crying but eternal joy, My angels surround you they have already been deployed look up You are already in my lap for...
  • THE MATRIX OF HEAVEN [charismatic Caucus]

    03/28/2016 6:26:06 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    Bible , The joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-28-16 | Bible , Holy Spirit
    The Matrix of Heaven is about to extract the riches of the wicked and deliver them into the hands of My Children "Today" as I delivered Canaan into the hands of My beloved for you "are" My Beloved and I AM yours . . . Now as you raise and stretch out your hands as Moses with My Sword as your Scepter(authority) I SHALL part the waters for you \ ~~~ / My Children in many ways Lands of opportunity( The Harvest fields) People of placement (networking of The kingdom) Yards into miles ( Favor) And Blocks into kingdoms (...
  • Earthquakes suggest new tectonic plate is forming

    09/28/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | September 27, 2012, 2:02 PM | By Bailey Johnson /
    A new study suggests that two recent earthquakes may indicate a literal seismic shift in our understanding of tectonic plate movements. Massive earthquakes under the Indian Ocean that took place last spring are the largest of their kind ever recorded. The 8.7 magnitude quake, followed by a 8.2 magnitude aftershock, could signal the formation of a new plate boundary under the Earth. While not the largest earthquakes ever recorded, the two quakes are notable for their unusual location. The majority of earthquakes are known as thrust faults: massive sheets of rock sliding over or under another block along a fault...
  • Ancient Cataclysm Rearranged Pacific Map, Study Says

    10/24/2007 2:48:01 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,449+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 10-24-2007 | Julian Ryall
    Ancient Cataclysm Rearranged Pacific Map, Study Says Julian Ryall for National Geographic NewsOctober 24, 2007 A cataclysm 50 million years ago changed the face of the planet from the Hawaiian Islands to Antarctica, according to new research. The collapse of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean turned Australia into a warm and sunny continent instead of a snowbound wasteland and created some of the islands that dot the South Pacific today. "We have found that the destruction of an entire mid-ocean ridge, known as the Izanagi Ridge, initiated a chain reaction of geological events," said Joanne Whittaker, a...
  • New Zealand & New Caledonia Geographically Connected: Ocean's Journey Towards the Center of Earth

    03/06/2009 12:42:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 434+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, March 5, 2009 | Monash University
    A Monash geoscientist and a team of international researchers have discovered the existence of an ocean floor was destroyed 50 to 20 million years ago, proving that New Caledonia and New Zealand are geographically connected. Using new computer modelling programs Wouter Schellart and the team reconstructed the prehistoric cataclysm that took place when a tectonic plate between Australia and New Zealand was subducted 1100 kilometres into the Earth's interior and at the same time formed a long chain of volcanic islands at the surface. Mr Schellart conducted the research, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in collaboration...
  • Oz dino bone defies drift theory

    06/13/2008 7:36:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 148+ views
    AFP ^ | June 12, 2008 | unattributed
    A dinosaur bone discovered in Australia has defied prevailing wisdom about how the world's continents separated from a super-continent millions of years ago, a new study said. The 19-centimetre bone was found in southeastern Australia but it comes from a very close cousin to Megaraptor, a flesh-ripping monster that lorded over swathes of South American some 90 million years ago. The extraordinary similarity between the two giant theropods adds weight to a dissident view about the break-up of a super-continent, known as Gondwana, that formed the continents of the southern hemisphere, the authors said on Tuesday. Gondwana broke up during...
  • Australia sucks up ocean's waters, sea levels study shows

    08/22/2013 2:08:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 57 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 22nd August 2013
    THE world's sea levels fell in 2011 and it's all Australia's doing. New US research shows Australia's dry soil and mountainous coastline soaked up heavy rainfall in 2010 and 2011 and stopped it from flowing back into the ocean. That effectively halted a longterm trend of rising sea levels which have been caused by higher temperatures and melting ice sheets. "No other continent has this combination of atmospheric set-up and topography," scientist John Fasullo, who worked on the study, said in a statement. "Only in Australia could the atmosphere carry such heavy tropical rains to such a large area, only...
  • Diamonds Tell Story Of Earth's Beginning

    08/22/2007 6:48:58 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-22-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Diamonds tell story of Earth's beginning By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:01am BST 22/08/2007 Diamonds really are forever, according to a study that has found tiny examples of the gems that date from near the birth of the Earth. Tiny diamonds discovered inside crystals of zircon Over four billion years old, the diamonds are the oldest identified fragments of the Earth’s crust and were discovered in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia, suggesting they were created only 300 million years after the planet itself was born from the dust and debris encircling our Sun some 4.5 billion...
  • France pitches nuclear submarine option (for Australia)

    03/23/2016 10:19:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    AAP ^ | 24 March 2016
    Australia's new submarines will need the range and endurance to patrol far out into the Pacific or Indian Oceans or up into the South China Sea. For that, a nuclear boat would be ideal. Nuclear subs - nukes - can travel fast and stay submerged almost indefinitely, without the need to come to periscope depth every few days to run a diesel engine to charge batteries. Submariners refer to this periodic need to come to the surface as the 'indiscretion rate'. It's when a submarine is most vulnerable to detection. Successive Australian governments have ruled out the nuclear option for...
  • Australian Muslims may resort to violence if headscarf laws not changed, SA imam says

    03/22/2016 4:45:29 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/22/2016 | MSNBC
    A Muslim leader in South Australia has warned a lack of tolerance could spark violence, after a man who allegedly grabbed a woman's headscarf was released on bail. The imam of the Islamic Association of South Australia, who goes by the name Shaikh M Tawhidi, today released a statement saying he feared a day "where the Muslim community might take matters into their own hands to protect their women and mothers". "And it might get dirty, very dirty," he said.
  • Fighter jet a 'jackass of all trades' (F-35 for Australia)

    03/22/2016 2:42:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    AAP ^ | MARCH 22, 2016 | RASHIDA YOSUFZAI AND LISA MARTIN
    The company building Australia's next-generation fighter planes says it would be naive to pretend there aren't problems with the fleet. But air force chiefs are confident the controversial F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighters are the best the Department of Defence can get. Australia is spending $17.1 billion to acquire 72 of the Lockheed Martin planes by 2023. But they've been dismissed as an expensive flop with the jets facing difficulties including pilot visibility issues, stealth coatings peeling off, an inability to fly during lightning storms due to the risk of exploding, and software problems. A report by the Pentagon's top...
  • Unity and Testimony of Jesus to The Bride and Church[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2016 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My name is more prominent than understanding for before all things ((( (( ( "I AM" ) )) ))) and I became The Foundation for all I created and it is in my wisdom the very heavenlies rest, as my knowledge reveals their place of rest as my understanding is the tongue and spirit as a thread and needle led by my love to hold all these things together and so it is that I have created a gown of protection and warmth for my church and Bride drawn and sewn from my light for this pleases The Father of...
  • Australian minister says Trump phenomenon 'terrifying'

    03/19/2016 5:50:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2016 | Matt Siegel
    A senior Australian government minister on Thursday called Donald Trump's campaign for the U.S. presidency "terrifying" and warned it risked casting the Republican Party into the wilderness if he wins nomination. Australian government ministers rarely make critical comments about elections in other countries, especially stalwart allies like the United States, which Australia relies on heavily for military backing in the Asia-Pacific. Australian Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, a cabinet member of the ruling conservative Liberal-National coalition, criticized the violence at recent Trump rallies and said that his rise was casting a pall over American democracy. "Now, democracy should be robust but...
  • Meteor mega-hit spawned Australian continent: researchers

    06/03/2006 3:23:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 774+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A meteor's roaring crash into Antarctica -- larger and earlier than the impact that killed the dinosaurs -- caused the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history and likely spawned the Australian continent, scientists said. Ohio State University scientists said the 483-kilometer-wide (300-mile-wide) crater is now hidden more than 1.6 kilometers (one mile) beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. "Gravity measurements that reveal its existence suggest that it could date back about 250 million years -- the time of the Permian-Triassic extinction, when almost all animal life on Earth died out," the university said in a statement Thursday....
  • A dash of cold water for global warming forecast

    04/20/2003 5:10:33 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 22 replies · 560+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 21, 2003 | GEORGE KEREVAN
    FOREST fires rage out of control despite water-bombing by helicopters. A sweltering heatwave grips the outback. Is this Australia? No, it’s Scotland enjoying its driest spring on record. The war might have come and gone, and we might be having an election next week, but all Scotland can talk about is the odd weather. Welcome to global warming.Or is it? I remain doggedly unconvinced. Certainly, the past decade has seen shorter winters in Scotland. But that only proves the climate is highly variable. Certainly, we are seeing a global bounce in temperature since the mini cold spasm that gripped the...
  • Navy frigates in a $30bn race to the future (Australia)

    03/18/2016 2:42:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | MARCH 17, 2016 | Cameron Stewart
    Per Hesselberg leans forward in his chair, a portrait of his queen ­behind him, and explains why Denmark should design our new fleet of warships. “We are the country of Lego,’” the Danish navy captain says with a smile. “And our frigates are like Lego frigates … they are built from blocks and are flexible, multi-role ships, so that you can pluck and play with and create exactly the warship you want.” Outside Hesselberg’s office, winter rain sweeps across the ­Korsor Naval Base in a remote pocket of ­Denmark, almost obliterating the giant grey frigate moored in the distance. If...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Close Comet and Large Magellanic Cloud

    03/17/2016 1:49:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sporting a surprisingly bright, lovely green coma Comet 252P/Linear poses next to the Large Magellanic Cloud in this southern skyscape. The stack of telephoto exposures was captured on March 16 from Penwortham, South Australia. Recognized as a Jupiter family periodic comet, 252P/Linear will come close to our fair planet on March 21, passing a mere 5.3 million kilometers away. That's about 14 times the Earth-Moon distance. In fact, it is one of two comets that will make remarkably close approaches in the next few days as a much fainter Comet Pan-STARRS (P/2016 BA14) comes within 3.5 million kilometers (9...
  • Geologists discover how Australia's highest mountain was created

    03/16/2016 12:21:20 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 35 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/16/2016 | University of Sydney
    Geologists from the University of Sydney and the California Institute of Technology have solved the mystery of how Australia's highest mountain -- Mount Kosciuszko -- and surrounding Alps came to exist. Most of the world's mountain belts are the result of two continents colliding (e.g. the Himalayas) or volcanism. The mountains of Australia's Eastern highlands -- stretching from north-eastern Queensland to western Victoria -- are an exception. Until now no one knew how they formed. A research team spearheaded by Professor Dietmar Müller from the University's School of Geosciences used high performance computing code to investigate the cause of the...
  • Australia Sends Migrants Back On Fishing Boat

    03/10/2016 11:28:38 AM PST · by traumer · 4 replies
    Six Bangladeshi migrants caught entering Australian waters have been sent back to Indonesia on a fishing boat, according to an Indonesian official. The decision has been criticised by the Indonesian foreign ministry, which is opposed to Australia's controversial policy of returning migrants. It warns that such acts could be dangerous at sea. The six men, along with two Indonesian crew, left from the eastern Indonesian city of Kupang last week bound for Australia. After three days at sea they reached Australian waters, but had engine trouble and the boat began to sink. They were picked up by the border patrol....
  • The Three stranded Chord of Love ~ Grace~ Truth[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2016 10:45:43 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Bible,Holy Spirit
    Borders are being broken down now between my children for not just the ( ((Wave)) ) from The Oil of Unity is moving to remove the barriers but The Spirit of Understanding has illuminated its way as Unity "UNITES" and Binds this Three Stranded Chord all in agreement with Me for I AM First 1)Love and it is My 2)Grace that is the Capstone of 3)Truth Ephesians 4 [ Unity of the Spirit ] So I, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to you to live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is,...
  • Whoops! CNN mercilessly mocked online after it mixes up Austria and Australia

    03/03/2016 9:44:16 AM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03/03/2016 | HANNAH PARRY
    One is a landlocked country in Europe, the other is a huge land mass in the middle of the Indian Ocean... but that didn't stop CNN confusing Australia with Austria. The embarrassing blunder was made during a segment on the Austrian government's plans to erect a fence at its Slovenian border to stop refugees sneaking into the country. But CNN's graphic editors got confused and aired a graphic stating that 'Australia' - a country almost 8,000 miles outside of Europe - was 'building fence at Slovenian border.'
  • Labor staff ‘moonlighting for Bernie Sanders campaign’

    03/02/2016 6:05:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | February 27, 2016 | Alex White
    THE Australian Labor Party has launched an internal investigation after claims paid election staff sent to work on the presidential campaign may have breached US law. Four ALP election staff were sent to America last month and paid $60 per day to observe and work on the campaign for Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders. Under US law foreign volunteers cannot be paid or receive any benefits, however three volunteers have been caught on camera admitting they received a daily allowance, flights and accommodation form the Labor Party. ALP National Secretary George Wright denied the party had broken any laws but a...
  • Happy Future Day!

    03/01/2016 8:13:19 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 11 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | March 1, 2016 | Edward Hudgins
    [So here is an idea that we could build on in America, to counter the lefties who are working to make the future a dark time indeed! Not sure how free market these Aussies are but their hearts are in the right place.]Happy Future Day! By Edward Hudgins March 1, 2016 – Stand up for optimism about the future today! Transhumanism Australia, a non-profit that promotes education in science and technology, has marked March 1 as “Future Day.” It wants this day celebrated worldwide as a time “to consider the future of humanity.” If all of us made a habit...
  • To those that Overcome yet not to the Lazy[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/01/2016 11:00:06 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-1-16 | bible
    My WORD to you is meant to be used and adhered to as the mighty men of David that willingly supported their king by leading in the battle no matter the numbers for they walked in My wisdom and their obedience came from actively pursuing the command of their king that walked in My understanding without fear. So it must be with you my children do not be like the sloth and bury the talents I have so graciously bestowed upon you for as you do it shall be multiplied onto you yet in this same manner I shall send...
  • Life of Collins submarines to be extended by another 10 years

    03/01/2016 5:47:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | MARCH 2, 2016 | Brendan Nicholson
    The navy is planning to keep all six of its Collins-class submarines in operation until enough new boats are ready to replace them, well into the 2030s. Close to $2 billion has been allocated for upgrade work. Two of the older Collins boats will require overhauls to extend their lives and the others will be modernised progressively to ensure they can match other submarines in the region. Australian Defence Force chief Mark Binskin told The Australian extra time was needed because the process of selecting, designing and building the new submarines could not be rushed and to ensure that Australia...
  • SAVING GRACE[charismatic Caucus]

    02/29/2016 9:33:33 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-29-16 | Holy Spirit ,Bible
    Do you see my children ? My Heart is for Saving Grace yet My Sword divides Light from darkness and there is still a battle over Virtue and Holiness being first and foremost and I shall never allow Sodom and Gomorrah to stand again. So watch as My Spirit moves for truly I am about to sweep My Threshing Floor clean in order to bring all those The Father has given me into my hands. Isaiah 60 60 Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory...
  • Boy reaches for Oreos, gets arm stuck inside vending machine for hours

    02/29/2016 6:46:16 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 29 Feb 2016
    “We live up in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, and I don’t think he’s seen a vending machine before so he saw the Oreos, and some biscuits and a few other things,” Arnhem Land is a very remote, rural region located at the very northern tip of the country. It has a population of about 16,000 spread across 37,000 square miles.
  • Australia cancels passport of Queensland teen stuck in Syria

    02/29/2016 6:21:50 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    Mashable ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    An Australian teenager who travelled to Syria has had his passport cancelled by the government, according to his lawyer. Oliver Bridgeman, from Toowoomba in Queensland, was reported missing by his parents in March 2015 after they thought he was spending time in Bali. Instead, the teenager journeyed on to war-torn Syria where his lawyer said he had been engaged in humanitarian work... Immigration Minister Peter Dutton defended the government's decision, telling ABC News those who travel to Syria put Australia's military staff and personnel at risk... The government has the power to cancel an Australian passport when a person "might...
  • Australia to Ditch Its Tiger Gunships, Which Have Never Seen Combat

    02/28/2016 9:15:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 28, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Australia bought its Tiger ARH attack helicopters only eight years ago, and now it wants to scrap all 22 of them. Even more embarrassing, the Tiger has still not yet achieved “final operational capability” — meaning the helicopter never fully became ready for combat. The decision to ditch the Tiger — to occur in the 2020s — landed with a thud with the release of Australia’s 2016 defense white paper, which laid out the country’s military strategy over the coming decades. The plan includes U.S. $21.5 billion in new spending, which would pay for new submarines, frigates, patrol vessels, aircraft...
  • Genetics reveal 50,000 years of independent history of aboriginal Australian people

    02/27/2016 10:52:59 AM PST · by JimSEA
    Science Daily ^ | February 25, 2016 | Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    The first complete sequences of the Y chromosomes of Aboriginal Australian men have revealed a deep indigenous genetic history tracing all the way back to the initial settlement of the continent 50 thousand years ago, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology today (25th February 2016). The study by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and collaborators at La Trobe University in Melbourne and several other Australian institutes, challenges a previous theory that suggested an influx of people from India into Australia around 4-5 thousand years ago. This new DNA sequencing study focused on the Y...
  • Genetics reveal 50,000 years of independent history of aboriginal Australian people

    02/27/2016 1:37:19 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, February 25, 2016 | Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Scientists worked with aboriginal Australian communities to explore heritage... Modern humans arrived in Australia about 50 thousand years ago, forming the ancestors of present-day Aboriginal Australians. They were amongst the earliest settlers outside Africa. They arrived in an ancient continent made up of today's Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, called Sahul, probably thousands of years before modern humans arrived in Europe. Five thousand years ago, dingos, the native dogs, somehow arrived in Australia, and changes in stone tool use and language around the same time raised the question of whether there were also associated genetic changes in the Australian Aboriginal...