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The ‘mammal lady’, who controversially claimed through her comparative genomics research that the male determining Y chromosome will become extinct, was named Australian Thinker of the Year.
The prestigious award, created by the School of Thinking in partnership with the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, is in its third year and was created to recognise the contribution Australian thinkers make globally.
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Opening for business in 2009, the new centre is the centrepiece of a $1.4 billion development project in South Wharf, central Melbourne. A 6 Star Green Star rating stands out as setting new global standards for a convention centre.
Victorian Premier John Brumby says the design of the new Melbourne Convention Centre was put through a rigorous process to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating and has set a new global standard for convention centres: “The Convention Centre will not only be a landmark building in Melbourne’s developing landscape, but this new level of sustainability will be a major drawcard for convention organisers in an increasingly environmentally conscious world climate.”
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre chief executive Leigh Harry says the end result will create a whole new experience for delegates attending conferences: “Delegates will literally breathe easier. Cool air will be released at a lower level of the building, not second hand air which is traditionally pumped through the ceiling of large buildings.”
David Long of Fairport Area Swim Team wrote this piece as a college admission essay, and plans on attending Colgate University.
Long’s piece, reprinted below, is about how swimming is a thinking man’s sport. It truly gives you time to contemplate your life while training.
My sport is thinking. Others go out to the baseball diamond, others to the track, and yet others to the basketball court; I go to the pool to swim and think. While my practice routine changes from day to day, the one common theme is thinking; thinking during the hour-long car ride into Fairport, thinking during the two hour practice, thinking on the way home, thinking at night in bed.
Don’t get me wrong; I certainly love the swimming and time with my friends, but …