• Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 9/08/2012
    Posted by on Aug 10th, 2012

    First colour pic of  Mars from the Curiosity rover. That image is only part of full 360 panoramic taken from horizon to horizon. [ABC News]

    Caster Semenya wins her semi-final heat and qualifies fastest for the 800 meter final [Sports Yahoo]

    New species of human identified in Kenya after three new fossils of Homo rudolfensis discovered. Scientists say the species lived approximately 2 million years ago [BBC]

    Oscar Pistorius and the rest of his 4×400 relay team did not finish their first round race after a Kenyan runner collided with Ofentse Mogawane. SA won an appeal though and have been included in the final to be run today. [TimesLIVE]

    Usain Bolt wins the 200 meter mens final and becomes the first athlete to successfully defend the Olympic sprint double [CBS News]

    Your essential guide to surviving Oppikoppi [Bangers And Nash]

    New twist in Dewani case, two South Africans arrested in connection with Anni’s death have confessed to their roles in the killing and fingered Shrien Dewani as the mastermind behind the crime. [iol]

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister call Madonna a ‘slut’ [SUN]

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