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Writing Battles (Besides Stabbing ) Part 2

Back in the ancient times of 2017, I wrote a blog about writing battles. Back then I said: “There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. 11 more words

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Oxford Word of the Month: February - doing the doors

noun: (of a politician) giving doorstop interviews to the media, especially at Parliament House.

THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH

A favourite tactic of journalists seeking comment from politicians is to conduct a brief interview with them as they enter or leave a building. 432 more words

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Using nanoscience to repair the brain's circuits

Nanoscience could be the key to repairing injuries or diseases in the brain, says Dr Vini Gautam in her amazing talk as part of Science in the Pub Canberra.

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Tuesday poem: (Rubik's soundcube)

Rubik’s soundcube
my dull lips and ears
can’t decipher
a glorious puzzle —
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PS Cottier

I was just thinking what a boring place Canberra would be without the ANU and other universities attracting so many international students, and this tanka was the result. 10 more words

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Oxford Word of the Month: January - egg flip

noun: a kitchen utensil with a broad flat blade for lifting and turning food.

THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH

The history of… 432 more words

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Indonesian Parties Changing Their Spots? — “Academic Talks” with Tom Power

“If I go to the parliament in Jakarta, it’s easy for me to just call up someone and ask ‘do you have time for a chat?’ They might be a member of parliament or head of a commission, but often times they are willing to talk. 816 more words

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My worries

As a student with a disability, I had my reserves about studying abroad.  Firstly, was it an option for me and secondly what would happen if I was unwell? 888 more words