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Norway v Australia: crisis makes the case for a sovereign wealth fund incontestable

By on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a June 11, 2020 Article from Michael West Media. The original article, with links to related material, is available at An obsession with “balancing the budget” has left Australia under-funded despite its immense wealth. A dual citizen of Norway and Australia, Kim Wingerei laments the lost opportunity of a […]

Covid-19 Parodies

By on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

If anything, the COVID-19 lockdown has given us some good memories of old songs we used to enjoy and this has resulted in some witty parodies of old songs, see below. Caution, some of the language is R rated. But before we look at the parodies, let’s start with a real life contribution that is […]

Who’s afraid of Alzheimer’s?

By on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

In the following analysis the French Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease (IMMA) at La Pitié-Salpêtrière – Paris Hospitals, addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way: “If anyone is aware of his memory problems, he does not have Alzheimer’s.” 1. I forget the names of families … 2. I […]

Isolation Exercises and Activities

By on Sunday, April 26th, 2020

A range of  free exercise routines for kids and adults will help families and individuals to stay fit and learn some new skills, see 10 Minute Home Workout For Seniors | The Body Coach TV 7-Minute Yoga Workout for Older Adults Tai Chi for Beginners 01 “Tai Chi Fundamentals” Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: African Dance: […]

JoVE Science Education videos

By on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Stuck at home due to COVID-19? Maybe now is the time to look at some free Education videos. Check out the following offer by JoVE: “As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free […]

The Fires Part 2: with Prof. Michael E Mann

By on Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Michael Mann: The rest of the world is watching. This isn’t just about Australia. This is an experiment that is playing out in the rest of the world. It’s a Petri dish, and the rest of the world is watching it right now to see not only how bad does it get, but what do we do about it?

Why The Poetry of Robert Burns Is Relevant Today

By on Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Last Saturday 25th January 2020, saw yet another celebration and recognition of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, “Rabbie” to his friends, born 25th  January 1759. Rabbie was in fact Robert Burness until he chose to shorten his last name at the age of 27.  Burns is now known worldwide for his political and environmental poetry, […]

Climate, economy, drought, bushfires and the election made 2019 a big year in fact checking

By on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a December 12, 2019 in RMIT ABC Fact Check economics . The original, with links to related material, is available at RMIT ABC Fact Check economics and finance editor Josh Gordon Updated Thu at 10:11am PHOTO: Who got their facts correct and who didn’t in 2019? (RMIT ABC Fact […]

Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

By on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

(QESP Editor’s Note:  This is a link to an entertaining interview in The Daily Beast, where Sacha Baron Cohen discusses his acceptance of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) award and how he used the occasion to defame Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook see

Study warns of security gaps in smart light bulbs

By on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of an October 23, 2019 ScienceDaily Article from  University of Texas at San Antonio. The original is available at )    Summary: Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? […]