An Alien Tweet (Almost)

There is something that tickles me about this tweet from the (now) out of hibernation Rosetta space probe. “Hello, world!” — ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) January 20, 2014 After three years of hibernation, the probe which is on a mission to intercept a comet (yes, in real life, not fantasy), was awoken and signalled its readiness with the classic...

What Happens When Coal Seam Gas Comes to Your Town?

Depending on who you listen to, coal seam gas (CSG) is the greatest economic driver open to Australia or one of the greatest threats to our way of living. This video – from the SBS Insight program – brings a range of viewpoints into the one room. There are farmers like Ruth Armstrong and Graham Clapham from the Darling Downs, Drew Hutton from Lock the Gate...

Stop and Think

You know what it is like. There are thousands of messages seeking your ever diminishing attention – email, twitter, advertising, friends, family, phone calls – you name it, it wants you. And the demands seem to mount ever higher. Think about technology and social media. Think about the way the next new thing arrives and sweeps us along. Do you jump early? Do...