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    In the old days, we sang about fear and fortune way down in the mines. This week, the mining talk was way up in space. Mining asteroids. A bunch of rich guys with big track records and big dreams have formed a new company – Planetary Resources – to chase down asteroids and suck out their riches. Platinum. Iridium. Water in space.

    If it sounds like the movie Avatar, well, director James Cameron is in the venture. So are Google guys. And Microsoft money. Is this for real?

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  2. Australia’s mining boom - Rear Vision - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    In the lead-up to this year’s budget, we’ve heard a lot about Australia’s tax system and possible changes to the taxes on goods and services, capital gains, superannuation and so on.

    One thing we won’t be hearing about is any change to the way the federal government gets a return from the mining industry, which is gradually sliding out of the biggest boom since Australia’s nineteenth century gold rush.

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    Why is it so important to create space for Aboriginal voices in our literary institutions? Join Evelyn Araluen to explore the history of Aboriginal writers in Australian literature; from ancestral songs and stories to contemporary poetics; and learn why everyone benefits from the ethical representation and reception of Aboriginal writing.

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  4. KQED: Population

    There’s a consensus that Earth doesn’t have enough resources to support the world’s growing population — but there’s disagreement about the root of the problem. Some think the problem lies with the growing third world, others that it is the consumption habits of the developed nations that cause the problem.

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  5. How Asteroid Mining Could Open Up the Solar System | Raw Science

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    The science and main causes of mining disasters, and a closer look at specific mining accidents, including the 1913 Senghenhydd Pit Disaster, the 1966 Aberfan Disaster, the 1972 Honkeiko Colliery, the 1975 Chasnala Mine Disaster and the Springhill Mining Disasters. Also mining disasters in the news and pop culture.

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