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We know of such programs as the Central Intelligence Agency's 'Project Acoustic Kitty', which ran for five years in the 1960s and cost $20 million without much to show for it.
by Binoy Kampmark - 16/02/2024 - 2 comments
Try as they might, governments will never make you happy.
by Steven Schwartz - 17/08/2023 - 3 comments
Exactly what should be done is not always clear, but who should do it is always obvious: 'they', usually meaning the government, council, corporation or whatever.
by Don Aitkin - 25/03/2021 - 5 comments
Linguistically, I am a pedant. No, please don't scroll off right away… just read me out!
by Ian Nance - 5/12/2019 - 5 comments
Why God hasn't won an ARC grant yet...
by Don Aitkin - 8/10/2018 - 7 comments
What's all the buzz about Earth Hour? In fact, your average candle does more damage on the carbon pollution front than a night light.
by Russell Grenning - 23/03/2018 - 24 comments
The officially happiest country in the world is Norway with Australia a very creditable 9th
by Russell Grenning - 20/03/2018 - 2 comments
This week an infestation of starfish on Swain Reefs heralds the return of more 'reef in crisis' stories, as predictable as summer thunderstorms.
by Graham Young - 8/01/2018 - 59 comments
Yes, nowadays medical science – well, the outer reaches of medical science – are considering what is fairly delicately being referred to as a 'head transplant'.
by Russell Grenning - 5/01/2018 - 6 comments
My father was given to dark mutterings about the general state of young people today while my mother could hardly conceal her delight at the news.
by Russell Grenning - 28/12/2017 - 6 comments
In the 19th century under the title of Orientalism, Islam was lampooned by various philosophers and writers of the time.
by Kuranda Seyit - 16/05/2017 - 30 comments
Just why has the Big Bash taken off in the past two years? From humble beginnings it's now compelling viewing, live and on TV.
by David Cusworth - 12/01/2016 - 10 comments


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