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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

Almost every culinary master will tell you a great steak needs only salt and pepper for seasoning. But if you're hosting a BBQ party, you could end up spending a lot of time twisting a pepper grinder. Our pal Alton Brown has a quick hack to make your day easier, and he'll teach you without saying a word.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to make history when it flies by Jupiter on July 4th, giving scientists our best look yet at the eerie King of the Planets.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

With the the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner, athletes must be prepared to find themselves in some pretty disgusting places.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

Official Pokémon games have traditionally lived on Nintendo-branded game systems. Maybe not the simple Pokémon encyclopedia apps or mini-games you can get for your phone, but the really good ones. Until nine months ago, that is, when the Pokémon Company announced that augmented reality company Niantic -- makers of Ingress -- would be bringing an official Pokémon game to iPhone and Android.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

In the future, we might be able to go to a doctor and have new memories or experiences incepted into our brains.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

Happy Canada Day! In honor of our favorite nation of hockey players, poutine-eaters, and syrup swiggers, we're spotlighting eight Canadian scientists who've made big impacts in their fields and in the world. Canada has a huge number of people in the sciences, so we're barely scratching the surface. Who would you include on your list?

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

What if damaged teeth could heal themselves? That's the inspiration behind a new project from Harvard and the University of Nottingham to create stem cell stimulating fillings.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

In the future, what language you speak won't matter. That's what Facebook wants to believe anyway—the company has been working for years to master automatic, comprehensive translation of all the content on the site, so you can appreciate every Facebook post regardless of language.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

By making code physical, Google hopes the concept will be easier for kids to understand. Representing a bit of code, each block can be snapped together to make a sequence that can be sent over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to play music, start a toy, or any number of other things.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

It's the Magic School Bus for breast cancer: A team at the University of New South Wales, designed a VR simulation to explore cancer cells.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

NASA's Juno spacecraft has blown through the ribbon at the end of the robot race, breaking the record for farthest distance traveled using solar power. The spacecraft is on its way to rendezvous with Jupiter on July 4.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

Imagine that all the cows on Earth gathered to form their own country. The newly created Republic of Cowtania would be the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, just behind the United States and China.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

Sasquatch sightings in New Jersey could be explained by a much less nefarious creature. New footage of Pedals, the state's most famous bipedal bear, recently surfaced.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

Kids! Science! Kids doing science!

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

And now a downer. A harbor seal pup died after a beachgoer in Westport, Wash. took it home in a tote bag, spurring new efforts from the NOAA to caution against interacting with wild animals.

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Popular Science Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:59 Source

By the time the Sun rose a little after 7 o'clock in the morning on December 21, 1968, people were already gathered on beaches and stopped on backroads near NASA's Kennedy Space Centre. The crew of Apollo 8 was already strapped into their command module, and as sunlight spread over the scene the launch countdown moved steadily forward. The voice over the loudspeaker told the crowds that the guidance computer was making its final checks for the flight azimuth, then, at T-minus eight seconds announced that the ignition sequence had started. At 7:51 that morning, the Saturn V lumbered off the launch pad, gaining speed as it climbed higher.

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Poll Bludger Monday, July 4, 2016 - 03:51 Source

The Australian Electoral Commission is dampening expectations about the progress of the count:

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North Coast Voices Monday, July 4, 2016 - 00:16 Source

I rather suspect that journalist Annabel Crabb was more right than wrong when she penned this……The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 2016:Grasping the upper house by the scruff of its surly neck in March, Turnbull forced it – in a memorably post-modern legislative moment – to change the way its 72 members are elected.

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North Coast Voices Monday, July 4, 2016 - 00:15 Source

United Care of Australia calls on the government of the day (whomever that may be) to halt funding cuts.....

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Harrangue Man Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 22:28 Source

Well it's an interesting time for Oz what with that election result. I shall be curious as to the impact.Most curious (strokes chin).

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The Tally Room Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 22:25 Source

I have a list of sixteen seats which I think are close enough to pay further attention over the next few days as more votes flow in.

In this article I want to explain what data we will be receiving which will help us project forward in each electorate and hopefully narrow the number of undecided seats.

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Politically homeless Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 22:08 Source

Before I start, let me apologise to regular readers for the long delay in posting at a time when you'd expect me to post often and much. I feel like I've said everything that needs to be said about the horrible vacuity of campaign-trail journalism, while the big media organisations keep pumping out the same old crap. Those who think I've said too much already can agree that I gave those drongoes trashing once-proud media outlets more than enough rope.1972 was clearly a big year for campaign-trail journalism.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 20:31 Source

By Ross Sharp Andy Angry Pants Bolt is Angry. Angry Andy, The Angryman, who can take any sunrise and sprinkle it with spew, is well and truly Angry today, Angry that his political party and government of choice, under the stewardship of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, went to an election, and sorta-kinda-maybe-maybe not fucked it…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 20:30 Source

While mainstream journalists are frantically trying to work out how they could have got it so wrong and Liberal Party headquarters is already blaming Labor for a dishonest campaign focussed on Medicare, Labor supporters are euphoric. The result has gone beyond the most optimistic of expectations. The people have dared to defy calls for stability,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 19:58 Source

By Arthur Plottier More extreme-right senators in Canberra. Notably one Pauline Hanson. I am absolutely flabbergasted how people can vote for an individual that promotes social instability, racism and hate. So far on the AEC count she has over 112,000 votes in the Senate. The possibility of One Nation having one, two or three seats…

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Your Democracy Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 19:24 Source
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Labor View From Bayside Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 18:03 Source

It was a defining moment of #ausvotes2016. The scene: outside Black Rock Primary School polling place just after voting began on 2 July. It as as true-blue as it gets. New kid on the block, former 'Freedom Commissioner' Tim Wilson, won the seat easily, replacing Andrew Robb, retiring Trade minister.The players: 3 Liberal Party campaigners, one Green and myself were handing out How-to-Vote cards. The question: A discussion ensued about Bill Shorten's leadership and campaigning. After some consensus that he's performed above expectations, the Green asked what should have been a dorothy-dixer.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 16:48 Source

By James Moylan Turnbull suffers a massive loss, the election result is on a knife’s edge, and so the afternoon after the election the Australian press is full of questions about Bill Shorten and his leadership. WTF? All the while not a single one of our mainstream press agencies has devoted any time to trying…

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Cheeseburger Gothic Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 14:40 Source

I got this via email. Not sure where, if anywhere, it's been published. Happy to post the link if it turns up. It's very very funny, and you might just need it again in a couple of months:

NOT SURE HOW TO VOTE ON SATURDAY? Worried that the double dissolution will make it easier for the wrong people to get into the Senate? Me too. So I"ve written a cheat sheet that I can take into the booth with me to remind me who"s who.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 14:08 Source

By David Chadwick The sense of national schadenfreude was almost visceral last night and understandably so, but can we really be happy with the result. To loosely paraphrase Christopher Nolan, Malcolm Turnbull just got the (humiliating) election result he deserved, but not the one he needed. It leaves the dreaded hung parliament the prime minister…

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