Serena Wins Australian Open Final

Serena Williams is an amazing athlete. The first set of the final over in 22 minutes without conceding a single point on serve. This makes her the highest earning female athlete in history, with total earnings now approaching $25 million. It also means she joins an elite group of only six other women with ten grand slam victories. At …

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Prayer Request

My much loved sister Amanda has suffered from depression for the last two years, including two periods of hospitalisation. Last week she was hospitalised again in Wanganui in New Zealand. Three days ago she jumped from the fourth floor of the hospital. She was on 15 minute observations, and hospital staff and doctors were warned …

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Sixteen PS3s = Super-Computer

If I’m playing anything other than World of Warcraft on my PC, it’s usually Halo, Gears of War or some other Xbox 360 game. But the PS3 is a great console. Scientists have linked sixteen PS3s together to form a ‘PS3 Gravity Grid’ which can perfom complex calculations to investigate the behaviour of black holes at a …

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Traditional Marriage Supporters Worried About Violent Retribution

‘The mandatory disclosure of thousands of contributors to Proposition 8 on the secretary of state’s Web site has led to numerous acts of vandalism, boycotts and even death threats, lawyers for the Prop. 8 campaign said in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.’ Even if this is an exaggeration, and there’s no …

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Fox to Take Over Narnia Series

Let’s hope they do a better job than Disney did with Prince Caspian. Disney cited ‘budgetary issues’ as one of their reasons for not continuing the series. Prince Caspian earned $420 million, compared with $745 million for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. No wonder. Prince Caspian was a dog of a film. Some Hollywood …

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Charles Krauthammer Agrees With Me

I wrote a couple of days ago about Imanutjob’s demand that the US apologise to Muslims everywhere as a condition of better relationships with the Islamic world and with Iran in particular. To apologise is to acknowledge that something is your fault. Untruthful apologies – apologies for things that are not your fault – may be …

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Human Produced CO2 Causing Irreversible Ocean Damage

Oh puh-leese!  ‘Researchers warn that ocean acidification, which they refer to as “the other CO2 problem”, could make most regions of the ocean inhospitable to coral reefs by 2050, if atmospheric CO2 levels continue to increase.’ Bollocks. Coral and coral reefs evolved in the Mesozoic era, when atmospheric CO2 levels were up to 100 times …

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Large Hadron Collider May Be Dangerous After All

It might have been better if they had worked this out before turning it on. It is off for repairs at the moment, and despite the scary headline, what the scientists are actually saying is that while any black holes produced may last longer than they first thought, the chances of any of them surviving for long …

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Labor Leader Says Something Sensible

While not exactly ‘hitting out at the US Congress,‘ as his words were described, Simon Crean, Australian Federal Minister for Trade, is right to express concern about increased trade barriers in the proposed porkulus package. I thought one of things President Obama wanted to do was open a new era in US co-operation and friendship with the …

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Swiss Object to Naked Tourists

I don’t blame them. This kind of thing is amusing when you read about it happening half way round the world, but I don’t think I’d like crowds of naked hikers strolling around my neighbourhood.

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