"Just five rabbits were brought to Australia on the First Fleet. Until the mid-19th Century it was difficult to keep rabbits alive, and they were an expensive food. Just a century later, Australia was home to ten billion rabbits. The impact on rural lives and landscapes was catastrophic, with vast productive grazing pastures turned to wasteland. Now, many assume we’ve won the rabbit 'war', but Bruce Munday isn’t convinced."
Third gravitational wave detection puts new spin on black holes "For the third time, physicists have detected a gravitational wave: a tiny ripple in the fabric of space-time. Like the two previous detections, it came from two colliding black holes, but this pair was much further away and may have been spinning in different directions."
"The discovery, reported today in the journal Physical Review Letters, has important implications for our understanding of black holes, dark matter and the early Universe. It was made on January 4 this year, when an international research team picked up the infinitesimal wobble produced by two black holes, 3 billion light-years away.
They spiralled towards each other and eventually merged to form a bigger black hole 50 times the mass of the Sun."
Bus hits man who gets straight up and walks into pub in England "CCTV footage from outside an English pub shows the moment a man was struck from behind by an out-of-control bus but was able to get up and walk into the bar. Simon Smith, 53, was walking along Gun Street in Reading in Berkshire, southern England, on Saturday morning when the bus mounted the pavement before hitting him and throwing him along the sidewalk, narrowly missing a light pole. Some debris hits him after he comes to a stop, before he stands up and heads straight into the PurpleTurtle bar."
I often joke to people about synchronicity being a great guidance mechanism, but that one day it's just as libel to get me hit by a bus, as I believe that when your number is up, it is up.
I actually wrote it in a comment a few posts back about guardian angels -
I was listening to this pod-cast yesterday with Tina Arena at Mia Freedman's 'No Filter' podcast site (No Filter?! Come on Mia, you bleep out all of Tina's F bombs;-) and thought I would post this link/post to the show, as I noticed that I have a lot of French traffic to my blog for some reason and that Tina is big over there, so I've heard.
I must admit that I hated the 'Young Talent Time'show when I was growing up, except when I had a crush on Sally Boyden, who is a year younger than me, but I stopped watching after a few months when I felt this wasn't going to pan out with me living in Brisbane and her living in Melbourne ... ah the folly of a young crush.
And while I've never had a crush on Tina Arena I liked her work once she left the show.
She is a national treasure ... maybe two national treasures, if she is big in France.
Anyway, I hope you French readers understand English and aren't just using the translate button on the blog, because the podcast won't translate to into French.
Mia has some good pod-casts to listen to over at 'No Filter'by the looks of the list, but being a (now) single white male who doesn't want to do the relationship thing anymore, a lot of the subject matter I personally don't want to listen to.
I notice that Mia sounds like the black dog of depression is nipping at her heals in this latest pod-cast.
I wonder if Mia has considered doing an ayahuasca journey to see if that helps her mood and then maybe reporting on it?