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A Melbourne motorist has pulled over another driver whose blood alcohol content was more than four times the limit. The man intercepted the Queensland woman at Frankston on Saturday night, flashing his lights and taking the keys from the ignition of her car after noticing her erratic driving. Police say they found the 46-year-old woman trying to hide in a nearby driveway and struggling to walk, and she was charged with drink driving after returni...
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"Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.The study describes how high rates of anaerobic methane oxidation substantially reduce atmospheric emissions of methane from freshwater wetlands".

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Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.The study describes how high rates of anaerobic methane oxidation substantially reduce atmospheric emissions of methane from freshwater wetlands.
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So many people have said I should see this. So here it is: The Princess Bride movie for busy people.
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Its a long read but well worth it. Gary writes very well.
 
A British journalist who lived in the USA for 12 years gives his parting thoughts.
The long read: After 12 years in the US, Gary Younge is preparing to depart – as the country’s racial frictions seem certain to spark another summer of conflict
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Whooping cough. Maybe.

Have had a cough for the last three weeks. It's dry, no phlegm, no runny nose, no fever. Thé coughing fits are violent making my head hurt as if I'm going to pop a vein in my skull. The lungs and throat are shredded. And though i have the voice of Barry White i cant sing for shit.

It's worse when lying in bed. Sitting down brings it on too. Coughing fits. And eating and drinking anything. The lungs are now wheezing of their own accord.

Two Saturdays ago I went to see the doc. He confirmed I had no fever or congestion. He was about to just dismiss me but I insisted on some antibiotics. He gave me something I hadn't heard of when I left his office, but when I picked up the prescription I could see that the active ingredient was amoxycillin. Lame ordinary shit. In fact that's all it was good for. To give me diarrhea and make me feel even weaker, lousier.

This week coworkers were disappearing from work one by one. Taking sick leave as they came down with something. Previously they had been yelling at me to stay home. But I have endless work to do, and I'm really falling behind. To make it worse I'm a new employee so I have no sick leave left to burn. I had used them all up last year when Sydney gave me that welcome with that endless flu.

I've never been this much sick in the last 10 or so years. Coming to Sydney I've had more serious colds and flus than I can remember in the last10+ years.

I think the culprit is the lengthy public transport commutes. I spend up to 3 hrs a day on buses and trains getting to and fro work. And I'm staying in inner suburbia. I don't think it helps that Sydney is the hub of tourism for Australia either. Many new diseases probably first land with tourists in Sydney. Then spread from here. Through its central transport which also couples with daily commuters.

Anyway, today I was feeling particularly lousy. Coughing my lungs and bringing my lunch back up, and dragging myself from meeting to meeting. Colleagues joking about locking me in the PC2 Labs. İ decided I'd go see another doc.

I didn't have an appointment, so I had to wait for a cancellation. That worked well cos the students are away on semester leave.

This time the doc ordered a throat swab for parapertussis and a blood test. She prescribed a more relevant antibiotic too. Clarythromycin. Well I may be stupid but I'm not dumb (oh shush!). İ know pertussis is the whooping cough. And I kinda dreaded that may be a possibility. Adults can get it, and it may manifest itself in milder forms in adults. So no whooping, and I only throw up after violent coughing. But what concerns me is the previous idiot doctor didn't think to do a swab and give me the proper antibiotic to begin with. It's bad enough I have been miserable, but I could have passed it on to others with kids and babies.

Anyway, I called it a sicky after that. It will be unpaid but I'm feeling crap anyway. I'll sneak in over the weekend when the office is empty to try to catch up. Results will come out mid next week.

Meanwhile the puffer this doc gave me also helps. And the probiotics almost immediately fixed up the bad waste output. Though I'm still coughing violently and wheezing like an old man who has smoked all his life and drank whiskey.

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dude, take care of yourself! face mask? car? bike? move closer? good luck with the housing search!

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+Satyr Icon Well, whoever it is will probably be in danger. 

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Isn't Cracked supposed to be a funny comic? Is this the only way to get to the heads of average americans people?

I knew moderate drinking and dark chocolate was bad science since the early 90's. But scientists will still accept study grants or go to paid sabbaticals in the wineries of Italy! ;)
 
I guess that answers my question about storing butter at room temperature. 
Here are some common myths that it appears, for now, have been debunked.
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Unfortunately, the 'follow-the-money' principle can never be ignored. Wine and chocolate are big money, so grand things will always be said about them. And people can't functionally conceptualize things that are really, really large, nor insignificantly small (e.g. the amount of resveratrol in a glass - or even a bottle - of wine). 

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Great interactive map on housing affordability in Australia, from  multicultural network SBS Australia

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Based on a young person’s address and their average income can a single person, or a couple, purchase the median priced house or unit in their LGA?
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