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Who knew maps could be mind-blowing?

Portraying an entire three-dimensional object in only two dimensions leads to unavoidable distortions. Any gamer that has created custom skins for a mod knows this. What blew my mind was learning about different world map “projections” and just how skewed our perceptions can be. 202 more words

Travel

No-one Able To Verify If ABC Fact Check Has Been Cancelled

The Australian public has been left unsure whether or not to believe reports that the ABC Fact Check unit has been axed.

“Normally when I hear this kind of statement I would log onto Fact Check to see if it is true,” said regular ABC listener Valerie Niceperson. 218 more words

The UnAustralian

Arvind Panagariya spins an infrastructure tale

There’s something about serving in the Modi government that converts seemingly sensible people into inept spinmeisters. Consider the respected Columbia University economist and NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya. 877 more words

Narendra Modi

The Memes are All Wrong: Minimum Wage

I can’t vouch for what ambulance attendants and personnel make. But I can say that the people on the right are not picketing to make $15/hr flipping burgers. 28 more words

Fact Check

Are crowds at record highs for this stage of the season?

Tonight on AFL 360, Gillon McLachlan was talking about the gloriousness of the football so far in 2016 when he said that “more people have gone to the football for the first six weeks of the season in the history of the VFL/AFL… more people than ever before.” Is he right? 60 more words

Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military? - PHILIP EWING April 2016

Army trainers conduct drills at a military base in Taji, Iraq last year.

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President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker military force — or so Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, charge. 148 more words

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