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Tony Abbott plays the wrong card

Yet in all three dimensions, there are hard questions of the Abbott government's management. In what he has done in the last two weeks and what he is …

New Zealand: Nearly 200 stranded whales trigger major rescue effort

‘Save the Whales!’<p>It is more than just a slogan in New Zealand where desperate rescue efforts are underway after almost 200 pilot whales got stranded.<p>Volunteers have rushed to help the stricken creatures found at Farewell Spit on the northwest tip of South Island – in what is said to be the biggest …

Six Darrell Lea staff denied redundancy payments as shell company DL Employment enters liquidation

Six Darrell Lea workers face losing $400,000 in redundancy entitlements after a shell company employing them was put into liquidation.<p>In July 2012, …

Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

What happens when today's high-tech data storage systems become tomorrow's floppy discs?<p>Google Vice President Vint Cerf is concerned about the answer and its implications for preserving history. Speaking at a conference of top American scientists, Cerf described such a loss of important information …

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Print out digital photos or risk losing them, Google boss warns

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says it is time to start preserving the vast quantities of digital data before they are lost forever<p><b>Google</b>'s vice president has warned internet users to print out treasured photographs or risk losing them.<p>Vint Cerf, the internet pioneer, said it was time to start …

Hair Soul Mates: 15 Couples Who Announced Their Relationship Status with Matching Cuts

When Lou Reed penned the lyrics to the love song "I’ll Be Your Mirror," he probably wasn’t referring to becoming the literal reflection of his significant other. But for so many famous couples, the sincerest form of affection has meant doing just that—adopting each other’s style, from a pair of …

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