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Photon
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Do you remember when we'd eagerly await new model Cars that were more powerful than the previous model.'


Now its the latest mobile phones that compete for publicity.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/is-telstra-5g-evolution-or-revolution/10576342

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December 3, 2018 at 9:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at December 3, 2018 at 9:16 PM

Do you remember when we'd eagerly await new model Cars that were more powerful than the previous model.'


Now its the latest mobile phones that compete for publicity.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/is-telstra-5g-evolution-or-revolution/10576342

Just a lot of fluff.


My dumb phone suits me quite well thank you. :)

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December 3, 2018 at 9:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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How land-clearing and the introduction of a predator has changed the breeding behaviour of the endangered Swift Parrot, one of Australia's rapidly declining species.  The Swift Parrot breeds in Tasmania in spring and summer, but over-winters in mainland south-eastern Australia.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-05/sugar-gliders-induce-tragic-love-triangle-in-swift-parrots/10581070

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December 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Tardis001 at December 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM

How land-clearing and the introduction of a predator has changed the breeding behaviour of the endangered Swift Parrot, one of Australia's rapidly declining species.  The Swift Parrot breeds in Tasmania in spring and summer, but over-winters in mainland south-eastern Australia.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-05/sugar-gliders-induce-tragic-love-triangle-in-swift-parrots/10581070

I didn't know those cute sugar gliders were bird eaters.


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December 4, 2018 at 11:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at December 4, 2018 at 11:27 PM

Tardis001 at December 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM

How land-clearing and the introduction of a predator has changed the breeding behaviour of the endangered Swift Parrot, one of Australia's rapidly declining species.  The Swift Parrot breeds in Tasmania in spring and summer, but over-winters in mainland south-eastern Australia.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-05/sugar-gliders-induce-tragic-love-triangle-in-swift-parrots/10581070

I didn't know those cute sugar gliders were bird eaters.


Yes, they are your classic omnivore.  Favourite foods are nectar and sap of acacia and eucalypt species, supplemented with large insects.  In winter, when insects are in short supply, they will eat lizards and small birds.  They are particularly good at finding and eating chicks, especially in nests that are in tree hollows. The problem facing the Swift Parrot is that it nests in tree hollows in prime habitat for Sugar Gliders. This predator was probably introduced into Tasmania at the time of European settlement and it's only been in the last 5 years or so that it's been known as a significant predator of Swift Parrot chicks.

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December 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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A Christmas comet for stargazers.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-09/christmas-comet-46pwirtanen-and-geminids-meteor-shower/10583932

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December 8, 2018 at 3:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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