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Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

January 23, 2013 11 Comments

Space and mining boffins will gather in Sydney next month to discuss the possibly of mining on the moon, asteroids and even Mars. It could happen a lot sooner than you'd think.

Morning Market Report

Morning Market Report

January 23, 2013

The market is up 15. SFE futures were up 11 this morning. US market up 62. The Dow closed on its high of the day and was down 27 at worst on weaker than expected economic numbers and Info Tech company 4Q earnings. US YonY existing home sales were down 1% to a 4.94 million in December […]

Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

January 11, 2013 7 Comments

You can't bet real money online, but you can play simulated casino games on your smartphone for "fun". If the law changes, researchers are concerned it may have impacts on how we gamble online.

<em>Crikey</em> quiz! Know your colorful racing identities, a tabloid teaser test

Crikey quiz! Know your colorful racing identities, a tabloid teaser test

December 14, 2012 4 Comments

Think you know your news? We've put together 50 of our favourite tabloid titles for Crikey readers to work out. Take the test and see if you can put a name to the media moniker.

Gillard received WikiLeaks cable tip-off: Assange book

Gillard received WikiLeaks cable tip-off: Assange book

December 5, 2012 6 Comments

The Australian government was warned about embarrassing cables before WikiLeaks published them, according to an updated book on Julian Assange by ABC journalist Andrew Fowler.

What a goose (step): Campo says women can’t cover sport

What a goose (step): Campo says women can’t cover sport

November 28, 2012 3 Comments

Rugby legend David Campese has lambasted the Sydney Morning Herald for getting a "girl" to cover the game. So can women cover sports played by men? Of course they can.

A 68-year wait for membership? It’s just not cricket

A 68-year wait for membership? It’s just not cricket

November 2, 2012 8 Comments

A Melbourne Cricket Club membership is the holy grail for any Australian sports fan. But the wait for entry is growing longer -- you might not live long enough to enjoy your exclusive seat.

The Power Index: why Pell (and God) is religion’s most influential

October 4, 2012

If Tony Abbott becomes our next prime minister, as many predict, there is one holy man best placed to whisper into his ear: Cardinal George Pell. We reckon that’s enough to make him our most powerful religious leader. Abbott’s friendship with Pell is no secret. The Opposition Leader and former priest-in-training has long seen Australia’s […]

The Power Index: religion, Anglican Archbishop Jensen at #2

October 3, 2012

Archbishop Peter Jensen agrees we need to talk about marriage, yet he gets a bit annoyed at constantly being asked why gay Australians shouldn’t be able to tie the knot. As Sydney’s top Anglican, he has a well-known set of conservative beliefs, which means he has become a lightning rod for those pushing for same-s-x marriage. Critics […]

The Power Index: religion, ACL’s Jim Wallace at #3

October 2, 2012

Jim Wallace is on a mission from God to bring more religion into politics. And until recently, he and his disciples were doing a pretty good job. With a budget of $2 million, 15,000 members and a cluster of politicians keen to keep them sweet, the Australian Christian Lobby is one of Christ’s loudest voices […]