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Triumph holds an epic warning for Morrison - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Naturally, Labor's shock loss has left the party reeling. But Scott Morrison, too, should heed the warning it sends for his party's third term. The Coalition won 78 seats; two more than it did in 2016. Labor won 67; two fewer than last time. via Pocket
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'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic out of control in DRC, say experts | World news | The Guardian
An Ebola epidemic in a conflict-riven region of Democratic Republic of Congo is out of control and could become as serious as the outbreak that devastated three countries in west Africa between 2013 and 2016, experts and aid chiefs have warned. via Pocket
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Yes, This Photo from Everest Is Real | Outside Online
Earlier this week, American climber Don Cash died on Everest hours after he had reached the summit. As Alan Arnette reported for Outside, Cash was one of about 200 people who went to the top of the world that day, and he encountered a traffic jam on his way down. via Pocket
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Practical risk management in the presence of uncertainty « Critical Uncertainties
There’s been much debate over the years as whether various tolerance of risk approaches actually satisfy the legal principle of reasonable practicability. via Pocket
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Australian Financial Review
The last 50 or 60 Newspolls showed Labor comfortably ahead. via Pocket
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2 days ago by puzzlement
Why we're pressing pause on political polling at the Herald and the Age
In the wash-up from last Saturday’s federal election questions are rightly being asked about how all the major public polling companies failed to predict the Morrison government’s victory. via Pocket
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The mathematics does not lie: why polling got the Australian election wrong | Brian Schmidt | Opinion | The Guardian
Everyone in my office grew sick last week of my continual complaints about the state of the political polls. Not because of any insights into the results they were predicting, but because they were all saying the same thing with a collective similarity that violates the fundamentals of mathematics. via Pocket
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Don’t despair about the climate emergency. Coal is not the future | Frank Jotzo | Opinion | The Guardian
It’s going to be hard for those who care about and work on climate change but we must dust ourselves off, because neither despair nor emigrating to New Zealand will help solve the mess Australia’s climate policy is in. via Pocket
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4 days ago by puzzlement
Election 2019: What happened to the climate change vote we heard about? - Australia Votes - Federal Election 2019 - Politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
It was supposed to be the big issue of the 2019 Australian federal election: climate change. The annual Lowy Institute Poll demonstrated stronger support for climate change action in Australia in 2019 than in any previous survey since 2006. via Pocket
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6 days ago by puzzlement
Jared Diamond on His New Book, Upheaval
Jared Diamond’s new book, Upheaval, addresses itself to a world very obviously in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past. via Pocket
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7 days ago by puzzlement
Mark the Ballot: Why I am troubled by the polls
A couple of days ago I made the following statement: I must admit that the under-dispersion of the recent polls troubles me a little. If the polls were normally distributed, I would expect to see poll results outside of this one-point spread for each side. via Pocket
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7 days ago by puzzlement
Check your privilege and your facts before discussing sex selective abortion | Dr. Jen Gunter
Dr. Brian Goldman, in his blog for CBC radio, wrote about the new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on the sex ratio after induced abortion in Ontario, i.e. sex selective abortion. via Pocket
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8 days ago by puzzlement
How do we go on? | ANU Science
Paralysed by climate despair, I’m finding it hard to think about the end of the world and what to make for dinner – but I know where to look for help. via Pocket
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8 days ago by puzzlement
Don’t Forget About the Julian Assange Rape Allegations
It is almost impossible, in the post-#MeToo, post-“believe survivors” age of 2019, to fathom how ugly the Julian Assange rape case was the first time around. I say “first time,” because we are now… via Pocket
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8 days ago by puzzlement
The Cost of Misusing the Term ‘Emotional Labor’ - MEL Magazine
Earlier this month, in a viral article for Harper’s Bazaar about the female burden of male friendlessness, writer Melanie Hamlett referred to the concept of emotional labor. via Pocket
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8 days ago by puzzlement
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Sarah Williams wanted what so many of us already have — an education and to be married with a family of her own. Instead, she died from cancer at 33 before having the chance to legally marry the woman she loved, leaving behind a two-year-old child she feared would be too young to remember her. via Pocket
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11 days ago by puzzlement
Stuff Your ‘Rules’ - The New York Times
It was the worst of times; just trust me on this. It was a time when almost every single movie ended with a wedding, no iota of nuance to be found anywhere, even if the woman in the movie had just spent 83 minutes prior making a case as to why she didn’t want to be or shouldn’t be married. via Pocket
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11 days ago by puzzlement
Strong Opinions Loosely Held Might be the Worst Idea in Tech - The Glowforge Blog
I misspent just about every night for 7 years at an old school pool hall in Milwaukee. This was an “action” room, where a regular lineup of shady characters was perched, ready to relieve you of any excess cash that might be burdening you. via Pocket
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A supposedly great article I’ll never read the same way again | The Outline
Last week I was thinking about David Foster Wallace’s 2006 profile of Roger Federer in The New York Times’ ill-fated sports-themed Play magazine, and decided to reread it for the first time in a while. via Pocket
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12 days ago by puzzlement
Hello, I’ll Be Your Toddler Tour Guide for This Trip Out the Front Door - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Good morning! And thanks to everyone for joining me today. Over the next ninety minutes, we’re going to travel out the front door. I hope everyone’s wearing comfortable shoes and feeling well-rested! For the first part of our trip we’ll — hold on, I’m naked from the waist down. via Pocket
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