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STRAYA CASH

STRAYA CASH | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
I decided to redesign Australia’s banknotes, featuring instantly
recognisable personalities and cultural icons that present-day Australians
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Footscray: melting pot turned hipster hotspot

Footscray: melting pot turned hipster hotspot | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Long known for its gritty reputation, this slowly-gentrifying Melbourne suburb of Footscray has become a target for large-scale development.
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Cities from the air by night – in pictures

Cities from the air by night – in pictures | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Leaning from helicopters, supported by a body harness, photographer Vincent Laforet took thousands of pictures of 10 cities to produce a stunning photoportrait of the modern city by night
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Lambeth Bridge bus explosion stunt sparks panic in London

Lambeth Bridge bus explosion stunt sparks panic in London | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Londoners are left terrified and furious after an iconic red double-decker bus explodes on a bridge in the centre of the city in a stunt for a Jackie Chan film.
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Bangkok half-marathon becomes world's longest after wrong U-turn

Bangkok half-marathon becomes world's longest after wrong U-turn | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Runners express anger and organiser remorse after 13-mile event extended to almost 17 miles because of race officials’ course error
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Takeaway coffee cups piling up in landfill

Takeaway coffee cups piling up in landfill | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Australia's ever-growing caffeine habit could be doing more damage than we think, with environmentalists warning disposable coffee cups are fast on their way to becoming a major pollution hazard.
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Humans implicated in huge flightless bird's demise

Humans implicated in huge flightless bird's demise | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
The mystery behind the extinction of a huge flightless bird called Genyornis that flourished in the grasslands and woodlands of prehistoric Australia may have been solved, with burned eggshells as the clue and people as the culprits.
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First To 10 Points Wins Probability Riddle (Problem Of The Points) – Sunday Puzzle

First To 10 Points Wins Probability Riddle (Problem Of The Points) – Sunday Puzzle | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Pascal and Fermat played a game with a fair coin. Fermat got 1 point if the coin showed heads, and Pascal got 1 point if the coin showed tails. The first to 10 points won a prize worth 100 francs. …
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Yarloop’s ‘burn scar’ seen from space

Yarloop’s ‘burn scar’ seen from space | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
THE devastation left by the deadly firestorm that ripped through Yarloop can be seen from space, with NASA releasing a satellite image of the towns burn scar.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 20, 2016 8:21 AM

Amazing images... capturing the extent of the bushfire damage, with unburnt vegetation appears red, scorched vegetation appears brown while buildings, roads and other developed areas appear light grey and white.

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Cockatoos Display Self-Control just Like Human Children

Cockatoos Display Self-Control just Like Human Children | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Self-control, a trait usually considered to be specific to humans, has now been found to be present in cockatoos, according to a new study from University of Vienna.
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The world’s most improbable libraries

The world’s most improbable libraries | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
English journalist Alex Johnson is the son of two librarians. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that his latest book is a tribute to some of the world’s most astonishing and unlikely libraries from converted telephone boxes to camel-borne book depositories. He sat down with Late Night Live to explain his passion.
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Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life

Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
This is the story of a South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.
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The annoying trend ruining modern weddings | The New Daily

The annoying trend ruining modern weddings | The New Daily | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
A professional photographer has highlighted a very real problem plaguing modern weddings: vigilante smartphone photographers.
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Message to the stars: Public invited to contribute to global 'message in a bottle'

Message to the stars: Public invited to contribute to global 'message in a bottle' | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Contributions from around the world are being sought for a message in a bottle that will be broadcast from Earth to the cosmos later this year.
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What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Whale-buses, aviation police and new-fangled barbers: A fantastic vision of the future
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Optus removes Arabic language signs in Sydney after threats against staff

Optus removes Arabic language signs in Sydney after threats against staff | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
Company defends use of signs intended to help Arabic speaking customers but removes some after threats to staff
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Sea lion pup found napping at seaside restaurant

Sea lion pup found napping at seaside restaurant | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
A hungry sea lion pup surprises cleaners by wandering into a seaside restaurant in California and perching herself up in the best booth in the house, long before opening time.
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Luxembourg, running out of Earth to mine, looks further afield

Luxembourg, running out of Earth to mine, looks further afield | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
As the planet cooled during the early phase of its formation, most heavy substances — including valuable ones like gold — sank toward its core, making them inaccessible. So, mineral extraction is now moving onto a new frontier: space.
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The Water Jug Riddle (AKA The Die Hard Riddle)

The Water Jug Riddle (AKA The Die Hard Riddle) | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
This is a problem that is prominently featured in the film Die Hard With a Vengeance. You have a 3-gallon and a 5-gallon jug that you can fill from a fountain of water. The problem is to fill one o…
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3 Matchstick Puzzlers

Solutions to puzzles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y95ho7kQ-sw Special thanks to Patreon supporter Kyle If you like my videos, you can support me at Patre...
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China - Three Gorges Dam - Choking on Growth, Part IV - The New York Times

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Dad pens hilarious excuses for his kids being late to school

Dad pens hilarious excuses for his kids being late to school | Teaching Resources for ausVELS | Scoop.it
In an effort to minimise his children's tendency to be late, Utah dad Seth King decided to get creative with their excuses.
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