[ASC-list] Merry Christmas

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Thu Dec 16 22:47:08 UTC 2010

Hi All,

It's a bit early I know but I'm off to Vietnam for Christmas and I'm off the
air late today.  Have a great Christmas, Happy New Year.  Looking forward to
more rants with you all next year!!! XXXX

Susan Kirk  Bcomm

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>    1. COSMOS #36: The future of humanity in space (Wilson da Silva)
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> Subject: [ASC-list] COSMOS #36: The future of humanity in space
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> The first space colonists have already been born! Find out how they?ll live,
> work and play - and how humanity will change forever - in a 26-page special
> on the future of humanity in space. Out now in the Dec 2010 issue of COSMOS,
> Australia's #1 science magazine.
> Gigantic space settlements in high orbit may well be humanity?s first
> tentative dip into the cosmic ocean. Robin McKie talks to a new breed of
> entrepreneurs who work to make such engineering marvels a reality.
> Our four-limbed, one-headed body is just right for living on Earth. But what
> changes might the low-gravity, radiation saturated environment of space
> bring to our species? Lewis Dartnell finds the answers.
> Going to Mars will stretch human technology and ingenuity to its limits, say
> Fred Guterl and Monica Heger. But for humanity to spread across the Solar
> System, it?s a challenge we need to overcome.
> Expanding across the Solar System will require more than a simple blast off,
> says Sandra Upson ? and a range of promising new propulsion technologies are
> being investigated.
> One hundred years ago, Henry Ford revolutionised manufacturing with the
> assembly line . Now the scene for another revolution is set, this time with
> cells, argues Peter Lavelle. Is Craig Venter the new Henry Ford?
> Transgenic animals are poised to become pharmaceutical factories, churning
> out everything from natural insulin to cancer treatments. Branwen Morgan
> reports.
> The humble sea sponge has a surprisingly intricate genome including the
> blueprint for complex vertebrates ? and it?s not even a true animal.
> Elizabeth Finkel reports.
> Hundreds of millions of years ago, simpler life forms with bizarre designs
> roamed the Earth. Heather Catchpole goes to Australia?s Kangaroo Island to
> help unearth our ancient past.
> After inspiring a generation of environmentalists, Canadian geneticist David
> Suzuki reflects on his past and his hopes for the future. By Kate Arneman.
> DIAGNOSIS: Mozzie bites that give you arthritis.
> HIT LIST: The top 10 most influential ancient Arabic scientists.</div>
> GALLERY - BIG SCIENCE: A photo essay featuring the most powerful science
> experiments on Earth prove that if you want to unlock the mysteries of the
> universe, you have to think big. By Becky Crew.
> FICTION - ACT OF FAITH: The robot recited the call for prayer. ?Allahu
> akbar, Allahu akbar ?? When he completed the call, and turned to face Daud,
> he saw tears streaming from the old man?s eyes. Original new fiction by
> Fadzlishah Johanabas bin Rosli.
> REVIEWS: Sci-fi author Alastair Reynolds on his upcoming trilogy and Fiona
> Stanley reveals her most influential books. Plus, "The Immortal Life of
> Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot; "Curious and Curiouser" by Karl
> Kruszelnicki; "Pygmonia" by Peter McAllister; "Brain Storm" by Rebecca M.
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> OPINION - GOING TO SEED: It?s the International Year of Biodiversity but
> Australia doesn?t have much to celebrate: we?re giving up on preserving the
> genetic diversity of plants, says Elizabeth Finkel.
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> From: Sarah Keenihan <sarah at bridge8.com.au>
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> Subject: [ASC-list] Twitter and ASC
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> Hi everyone,
> On Monday I attended the ASC quiz night, which was held at the RiAus
> (Adelaide) immediately following the ASC annual general meeting. Great fun!
> Met lots of lovely people, and finally put a *real life* face to some people
> I'm in twitter contact with.
> It started me thinking that we should try and have some identified twitter
> hashtags to use relating to ASC events. Since then, I've worked out that
> James Hutson already got this ball rolling in the past, but just to
> emphasise:
> Use #ASC for general Australian Science Communicators tweets, and for
> state-specific events apply the state letters afterwards eg #ascsa #ascvic
> #ascnsw #ascwa #ascqu #asctas #ascnt etc
> Tweet you later
> Sarah

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