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History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
W. H. Auden
If it’s far away, it’s news, but if it’s close at home, it’s sociology.
By tigtog on February 19, 2010
My daughter’s school science department organised for our Year 10 students to go to a speech given by Dr Blackburn at the inner-east Moriah College yesterday. They were thrilled by her clever slide presentation and the passion she conveyed for her work. Dr Blackburn was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine for her joint discovery of Telomarese, an enzyme that replenishes a protective structure at the end of chromosomes called the telomere, an enzyme with exciting implications for the study of cancer and human longevity.
By Lauredhel on February 17, 2010
This just dropped into my inbox. Related posts: Wordless Wednesday Wordless Friday: Toy Store Abominations Wordless Sunday: The Sunday Papers Not so wordless Wednesday Wednesday Linkfest
By Mindy on February 17, 2010
This was on SBS last night. The second film in Channel 4′s landmark documentary series focuses on the younger children in the group of seven overweight youngsters on their journey towards adulthood, to find out what it really feels like to be growing up fat. Generation XXL is a chance for the nation’s obese children, […]
By tigtog on February 16, 2010
The Age: Bible bashing the homeless, Abbott style Since my thread on “Abbott said what now?” has already evolved to cover more than one incident, I’m keeping comments on this post closed and will add this latest to the thread there. Might as well have a dedicated ongoing record! Related posts: Abbott’s “reform” of welfare […]
By tigtog on February 13, 2010
The arithmetic skills, not so hot, are they?
By Mary on February 12, 2010
Cross-posted to Geek Feminism. Abusive relationship and spousal rape survivor and blogger “Harriet Jacobs” at Fugitivus is angry and scared today: I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother. There’s a BIG drop-off between them and my other “most frequent” contacts. You know who my third most frequent contact is? […]
By Lauredhel on February 11, 2010
You gotta love it when the testerical trollumnists start throwing around the word “feral” in reference to feminists. You can probably guess who, at least down to a handful or two. This time, it’s Howard Sattler, and he’d like us to know he’s as “Mad As Hell!1!”: Abbott’s ironing stokes the feral feminist fire* The […]
By Mindy on February 10, 2010
“Interacting with the education system can be a frustrating and confusing experience for parents of a child with a disability or special needs, as they attempt to ensure that their child gets adequate support to reach their full potential”, said Ms Parker. “We will take a close look at what can be learned from the […]
By tigtog on February 8, 2010
That’s still a solid lead for Labor and for Rudd as preferred PM.
By Lauredhel on February 6, 2010
The Bumper Coming-of-age Twenty-First Edition Down Under Feminists Carnival is up at The Radical Radish!. Check it out now. The range of posts tackles domesticity, race, trusting women, respect, politics, activism, body image, sexuality, media, movies, SF, fashion and rape culture. And there is tea. The Twenty-Second Carnival, covering posts from February, will be hosted […]