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Scott Bird
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Attended University of Technology, Sydney
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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This week’s ‘Looking At’ summary is now available over on Straight to the Bar.

Cheers to +Maik Wiedenbach, +Parth Shah and everyone else who contributed/plus oned/commented on stories this week. Greatly appreciated.
Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.
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Personal DNA testing? Absolutely.
From improving vaccines to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology has transformed our world. Now, for the first time in history, anyone can experiment with DNA at home, in their kitchen, using a device smaller than a shoebox. We are living in a personal DNA revolution, says biotech entrepreneur Sebastian Kraves, where the secrets buried in DNA are yours to find.
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Very interesting piece on Illumina, and the future of gene sequencing.
With spin-off investments Grail and Helix, and a new software-savvy CEO, Illumina is poised to make DNA an even bigger part of your life.
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An inhaler to help protect lungs against air pollution. Nice one.
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Very interesting - the role of nutrition during illnesses.
Glucose and ketogenic diets affect immune responses in mice in different ways, preventing nerve damage or seizures – a finding that may save lives
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Very interesting discussion - would love to see euthanasia legalised nationwide.
There has been a surge in support at senior levels of the Andrews government for Victoria to become the first state to legalise euthanasia, with ministers citing personal experience, including the death of a teenage daughter, for their stance.
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Edmonton looks set to get a network of protected bike lanes. Nice one.
The Stantec report recommends bike lanes that would run as far north as 105 Avenue, as far south as 99 Avenue, as far east as 96 Street and as far west as 110 Street.
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Was just showing a friend of mine the Twitter video on the Apple TV (mainly NFL and MLB games right now, though I suspect there's a whole lot more on the way). Works well - anyone here tried it? Any particular sports you'd love them to add?
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This week’s ‘Looking At’ summary is now available over on Straight to the Bar.

Cheers to +Kirk Fontaine, +Chris Melton and everyone else who contributed/plus oned/commented on stories this week. Greatly appreciated.
Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.
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VW set to follow Renault and stop producing diesel cars entirely (certainly in the US, and likely worldwide). If you've ever tried running in an urban area, you'll appreciate just how big of a deal this is.
Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Wednesday it has not decided if it will resume selling diesel vehicles in the United States, even if it were allowed to, in the wake of the automaker's emissions cheating scandal.
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This week’s ‘Looking At’ summary is now available over on Straight to the Bar.

Cheers to +Parth Shah, +Maik Wiedenbach and everyone else who contributed/plus oned/commented on stories this week. Greatly appreciated.
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Promising indeed - potential genetic target for Type II Diabetes treatment.
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Writer. Photographer. Fitness Enthusiast.
Introduction

Scott Bird grew up in that wonderful part of the world known as Australia, and has also enjoyed the rare beauty, historic marvels and culinary delights of Scotland. He has been behind a camera for more than 30 years now, and is rarely seen without one.

He loves cemeteries (although only during daylight hours) as they remind him that he is still alive. His favourite season is Autumn. Despite enjoying almost any musical genre, country and western is definitely out. He used to think it was possible to shave with a single-bladed razor, but advertising has taught him that four-blade razors are now required. He refuses to eat at McDonalds and wonders why anyone over the age of 8 would wish to be served hamburgers by a clown. He has never been to Libya. He has replaced several minor compulsions with a couple of major addictions. He loves walking to the edge of a familiar area, pausing, then walking on. He wonders why inertia-reel seatbelts are not used on aeroplanes. He does not own a television. He enjoys playing with Lego, but, as he frequently points out, only the Mindstorms kits. A hot cup of Horlicks will frequently send him to sleep within ten minutes. He once microwaved a can of Coke. He is yet to find a decent King-sized bed that will allow two people to sleep in comfort without creating a small ditch down its centre. He loves to watch bridges being constructed. He becomes most distressed when shopping centres display Santa Claus' reindeer in the wrong sequence. He loves rainbows, though he has never managed to climb onto one; let alone get to the other side. One day he would like to write a novel that contains all of the partial stories he has written over the years. His handwriting is consistently illegible, therefore he types almost everything. He prefers dogs to cats. He has almost travelled to South America on many occasions. He doesn't wear a wristwatch.

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Straight to the Bar is the online home of serious fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength. Whether you’re a Strength Athlete, Performing Strongman, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer or just someone who enjoys picking up insanely heavy objects; come and join us at straighttothebar.com .
Education
  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Meadowbank TAFE
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Heritage Photographer, Fitness Writer
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  • Straight to the Bar
    Editor, 2004 - present
    ( and Manager of the Straight to the Bar Community area : https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100569524789778696565 )
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Sydney, Australia
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Parramatta - London - Edinburgh - Glasgow
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Batou (Ghost in the Shell).The Future of Fitness. Certainly an intriguing area, and if you plan to spend at least part of your time training

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Roundtable.This week we'll be holding the first of the Gymchat Roundtables. Group discussions featuring a number of fitness professionals an

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Transformation.Each week, I'll cover a different aspect of the transformation process: What it is, How to do it, plus a bunch of other tips,

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Jason Paris.Body Transformation. How do you go from incredibly unfit to fit? Shed the excess fat, add a bit of muscle and so on? This week w

Gymchat 206 - Sandbag Training (with Matt Palfrey) | Straight to the Bar
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Matt Palfrey.Sandbag Training. What's it all about, and how do you get started? Should you make your own, or are you better off buying one?

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Adam Farrah.What's your current diet like? When do you eat, and why? Recently we took a look at the fascinating world of Intermittent Fastin

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