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Want to watch the Melbourne Cup today, but don't have a TV in your office? If you're stuck in front of a desk while the race that stops a nation takes place, here's everything you need to know — from where to watch it online without paying a cent like Twitter, to where it's showing on free-to-air digital TV and Foxtel.
By using a message board with three icons, scientists have shown that horses can use symbolic language to convey their preferences. They now join an elite group of animals that exhibit communications once thought exclusive to humans. Others in the group include primates, dolphins and pigeons.
In order to CT scan a horse, the 450kg animal has to be anaesthetised and carefully manoeuvred into a machine. The procedure is even more difficult than it sounds. A newly developed technique uses a pair of precisely-controlled robots to perform the scan, so that the animal can be awake and standing up while it's being imaged.
Video: The internet has some dark corners, there's no denying that. But how could humanity ever carry on without a tool that lets us share a brilliant video of a man in an inflatable T. rex costume riding a horse kicking a giant soccer ball? Lets make sure we never do anything to endanger the world wide web, because how else could we possibly survive Thursday nights without it?
"Split fingernails, bleeding ass-crack, falling off, getting kicked, getting dragged, breaking fingers, breaking my neck, losing horse, trying not to crap myself at speed because my Cipro isn't working, death." Kat Whitney has a long list of things she'd like to avoid at the Mongol Derby. The odds aren't in her favour.
I had just decided that the sanitation trucks which come rumbling down my street at dawn — spewing diesel, making my house shudder, flinging the occasional recycling bin across the street with their robot arms — are a necessary nuisance for a city dweller. Until I saw this trash collection service that uses horse-drawn wagons.