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The Khan dynasty

The title of Greatest Sportsperson of All Time is not bequeathed lightly. There’s a fairly short list of names that come to mind: Ali, Federer, Didrikson, Steven Bradbury. But have you ever thought about legendary squash players? I’m going to guess no, but here’s why you probably should.

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Chasing a comet

In 2004, the European Space Agency launched a tiny probe into space. Its objective: chase down, orbit, and land on an ancient space rock travelling at 38km/second.

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Gerry-mander-whatnow?

In the early 19th century, during his second term as Governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry approved a new set of senate districts. But something was fishy. The shape of one of the districts, Essex County, closely resembled a humble salamander.

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The Forgotten Children

In 2014 Australia’s peak human rights body, the AHRC, releases a report detailing the terrible effects the country’s detention regime is having on hundreds of children — ten year olds self-harming, attempting suicide. The government says it’s all rubbish.

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