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  1. The mystery of time - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    More or less everything you know about time is wrong. This is no single time, but every one of you lives within your own time. Time passes at a different speed for each one of you. There is even no ‘now’ that you share with the person next to you. And the past only exists in your mind created by your memories.

    The Order of Time presented at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. 30 April 2018

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/the-mystery-of-time/9790674

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  2. Space travel

    Enrico Palermo gives detailed insights into how space tourism is evolving and the opportunities it can provide for new science and exploration.

    The era of commercial space travelling is about to begin. As early as by the end of this year, the first spaceships could take tourists into sub-orbital space. But it doesn’t come cheap, as you would expect. A ticket will cost you 250,000 US dollar. On Big Ideas right after the news, Enrico Palermo gives detailed insights into how space tourism is evolving and the opportunities it can provide for new science and exploration.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/space-travel/5717038

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  3. Day of the Drones - Books and Authors - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

    This panel examines the moral legitimacy of using drones as killing machines as well as for the surveillance of private citizens.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2013/09/30/3856807.htm

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  4. How NOT to be a wine wanker

    If you’ve ever felt overawed, or even irritated, by someone’s endless knowledge of wine then this night of mythbusting will help get your own back.

    There’s no mistaking someone who loves to show off their wine knowledge. The vintage, the terroir, the way the winemaker parts their hair.

    These ‘wine wankers’ will snuffle and snort and pontificate their way through social occasions and explain at cellar doors how the wine could have been made differently.

    Miss Pearls knows only too well. She used to sell wine at cellar doors and come face to face with these ‘experts’.

    Bar manager Miss Pearls and sommelier Dan Sims turn those pretensions on their head with a hugely successful dissertation and imbibing session called ‘How Not to Drink Wine Like a Wanker’ which has enjoyed a sold-out season on top of a building during the 20th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

    Participants, most of them women, learn how to taste and appreciate wine without boring others and get the chance to sample a range of reds, whites and champagne.

    It all ends with Miss Pearls taking to a bottle of champers with a bayonet, in a glorious moment of French excess called sabrage!

    On the way Dan and Miss Pearls debunk some old expectations of the vino, and explain there’s no stupid question when asking about what you’d like to drink.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/wine-wankers/3877438

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