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Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Tom CowieJan 23, 201311 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

Tom CowieJan 23, 2013

Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

Tom CowieJan 11, 20137 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

Tom CowieDec 14, 20124 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

Tom CowieDec 5, 20126 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

Tom CowieNov 28, 20123 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

Tom CowieNov 2, 20128 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

Tom CowieOct 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

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

John Chalmers of Sentia MediaOct 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 to

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

Tom CowieOct 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 me

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