Smokepurpp – Your Swag Is Old Lyrics

[Hook]
Niggas talking on me cause I fucked they hoe
You, We don’t know
And your swag is old
Niggas talking on me cause I fucked they hoe
You, We don’t know
And your swag is old
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
You can have that bitch
I don’t want her back
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
You can have that flow
I don’t want that pack
[Verse]
Give me brain like a psychic
Riding round with P90
Bitches thinkin that we ISIS
Hi-Tech bloody cup
I just spiked it
Put these diamonds on my neck
Cause a nigga priceless
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
Lil Purpp Bless That [?]
Running through a sack
My youngest caught that
Kobe, I’m like Kobe
Only shoot ‘Bout 3
Like [?]
Messed up bitch
You don’t know me
Pull up at Yo trap
Shoot it up like I’m [?]
[?] ride me like a pony
[?] claim yo hood
You a phony
[Hook]
Niggas talking on me cause I fucked they hoe
You, We don’t know
And your swag is old
Niggas talking on me cause I fucked they hoe
You, We don’t know
And your swag is old
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
You can have that bitch
I don’t want her back
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
Lil Purpp Bless Yo Trap
You can have that flow
I don’t want that pack
[Outro]
Give me brain like a psychic
Riding round with P90
Bitches thinkin that we ISIS
Hi-Tech bloody cup
I just spiked it
Put these diamonds on my neck
Cause a nigga priceless [Intro]
Yeah, Uh?

Taylor Swift – The Making Of A Song – ‘King of My Heart’ Lyrics

“You try on calling me baby like tryin’ on clothes, salute to me like the American dream,” okay
[Max Martin & Shellback]
[?]
[Max Martin]
Lower
[Shellback]
[?] chord
[Taylor]
“- On calling me baby like tryin’ on clothes”
[Pre-Chorus]
Salute to me, I’m your American Queen
And you move to me like I’m a Motown beat
And we rule the kingdom inside my room
And all the boys with their expensive cars
And their Range Rovers and their Jaguars
Never took me quite where you do
[Taylor (lightly)]
I’m perfectly fine, I live on my own
I made up my mind, I’m better off bein’ alone
We met a few weeks ago
Now you try on callin’ me baby, like tryin’ on clothes
Salute to me, I’m your American Queen
And you –
[Taylor (lightly)]
– own
I made up my mind, I’m better off bein’ alone
We met a few weeks ago
Now you try on callin’ me baby, like tryin’ on clothes
Salute to me, I’m your American Queen
And you –
[Max Martin]
Ahh! [Chorus]
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
[In background]
I have been waiting, waiting
Body and soul, ooh whoa
And all at once
1 Day Later
[Bridge]
Is the end of all the endings? My broken bones are mending
With all these nights we’re spending
Up on your roof with a school girl crush
Drinking beer out of plastic cups
Say you fancy me, not fancy stuff
All at once, this is enough
[Chorus]
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
The Next Day
[Taylor]
“Your love is a secret I’m hoping, dreaming, dying to keep”
“Your love is a secret I’m hoping, dreaming, dying to keep”
Yeah, thanks! [Shellback]
“Trying on clothes”
[Taylor]
“You try on calling me baby like tryin’ on clothes, salute to me like the American – ”
[Shellback]
“Trying on clothes”
[Taylor]
“Tryin’ on clothes”
[Shellback]
“Tryin’ on clothes”
[Taylor]
“Tryin’ on clothes, salute to me like – ” Okay. Love that! [Shellback]
Yeah
[Verse 1]
I’m perfectly fine, I live on my own
I made up my mind, I’m better off bein’ alone
We met a few weeks ago
Now you try on callin’ me baby, like tryin’ on clothes
[Shellback]
(Improvisation that became the pre-chorus)
[Taylor]
Ooh! [Chorus]
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
And all at once, you’re all I want, I’ll never let you go
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa, oh
[Chorus]
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
And all at once, you’re all I want, I’ll never let you go
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa, oh
[Verse 1]
I’m perfectly fine, I live on my own…
[Chorus]
The one I have been waiting for
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
And all at once, you’re all I want, I’ll never let you go
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
Body and soul, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh
[Chorus]
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for
King of my heart
13 Days Later
[Taylor]
The whole verse? Hanging out with you guys is enough, I’m starting to do weird melody, weird harmonies
“Your love is a secret I’m hoping, dreaming, dying to keep”
“Your love is, your love is,” okay
“Your love is a secret I’m hoping, dreaming, dying to keep” [Taylor]
Does it bother you that I’m going, um, uh, “you try on calling me baby like trying on c – -ute to me like the American [dream]?” Can we have it be, like, like, lots of vocals, like, um, like lots of people singing the pre, so they can start saying “sa-lute to me like a-” ’cause I need “salute.” ‘Cause I like that lyric
[Pre-Chorus]
Like trying on clothes, salute to me like the American dream
[Pre-Chorus]
Salute to me, I’m your American queen
And you move to me like a Motown beat
And we rule the kingdom inside my room
[Chorus]
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa
And all at once, you’re all I want, I’ll never let you go
King of my heart, body, and soul, ooh whoa, oh
[Shellback]
You told us that you want a drop chorus
[Taylor]
Yeah
[Shellback]
That first half, maybe drop
[Taylor]
But with the vocoder stuff
[Shellback]
Yeah
[Taylor]
Is there a way we can get to “clothes” faster? [?]
One, two!

Rich The Kid – Bands Lyrics

[Hook – Mally Bandz]
Cause I’m the man
If I ain’t text you bitch, i’m prolly chasing bands
We ain’t shaking hands (nooo)
If I ain’t text you bitch, i’m prolly chasing bands
If you want extra, I told her to bring a friend
She wanna sit, now she sleeping of a xan
This heat on me gon give you a tan
We don’t do no flexing on the gram
She ain’t ask no questions, just got in
All I did was text and hit again
What the fuck you in here for ain’t tryna win
Diamonds look a waterfall and they blinding them
Get here looking lost, you misguide them
Every year as soon I got in
[Verse 1 – Melo Guyzer]
On the gram talking greasy
I’m out on you like 3d
Designer dripping like Fiji
Lowkey, nigga wanna be me
Get that money, thats the basics
Whole lotta blue faces
Taking trips out to the Vegas
Fucking bitches, different races
This lean got me in the Matrix
Cookie [?], I
Going gorilla, going ape shit
Then I pull up in the big fit
Baby girl, she was fiending
So I ran up in Nemans
I spend what you niggas dreaming
She wanna glizzy, she a demon
I got in on me, I run it now
Fucking everybody like furniture
Boy, your in trouble with the Punisher
I saw [?] like coroner
I wanna run it up bands
Now you bro, I ain’t no mans
My bro pop you like xan
He the homie, he cool like a fan
[Hook – Mally Bandz]
Cause I’m the man
If I ain’t text you bitch, i’m prolly chasing bands
We ain’t shaking hands (nooo)
If I ain’t text you bitch, i’m prolly chasing bands
If you want extra, I told her to bring a friend
She wanna sit, now she sleeping of a xan
This heat on me gon give you a tan
We don’t do no flexing on the gram
She ain’t ask no questions, just got in
All I did was text and hit again
What the fuck you in here for ain’t tryna win
Diamonds look a waterfall and they blinding them
Get here looking lost, you misguide them
Every pack I get year as soon I got in
[Verse 2 – Rich the Kid]
I told that bih please don’t complain
Hoe, this a bentley, not a range
I’m tryna fuck, I’m kicking game
Oh that’s your boyfriend, he a lame
Everything, straight flooded
Double cup, still money
One around hunnid
I was broke, came from nothing
She wanna hop in
I fucking her sister, her best friend
They accusing each other, they lesbian
The pussy licking when they [?] in
[Hook – Mally Bandz]
Cause I’m the man
If I ain’t text you bitch, i’m prolly chasing bands
We ain’t shaking hands (nooo)
If I ain’t text you bitch, i’m prolly chasing bands
If you want extra, I told her to bring a friend
She wanna sit, now she sleeping of a xan
This heat on me gon give you a tan
We don’t do no flexing on the gram
She ain’t ask no questions, just got in
All I did was text and hit again
What the fuck you in here for ain’t tryna win
Diamonds look a waterfall and they blinding them
Get here looking lost, you misguide them
Every year as soon I got in

Good news you probably missed while worrying about nuclear war

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Donald Trump dominated many news headlines in 2017 (1 News Express)
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Professor Jurgen Gotz said the technique allowed more of the medication to get to the brain. Photo:
A coral fragment hanging from a ‘tree’ to make it grow quickly. Meanwhile, Australian researchers from the University of Queensland found ultrasound scanning along with an antibody drug reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice. That’s the hope of Innovate Ag, an Australian company that has spent 15 years developing a “game-changing” bee-friendly insecticide.”Sero-X” repels bugs using peptides from the butterfly pea legume. (Supplied: Reef Ecologic)
A local company is producing bee-friendly insecticideWho knew that the catastrophic global decline in bee populations could be halted from the small town of Wee Waa in remote NSW? The three-year project is based on successful programs in Florida and the Caribbean, and has the support of local tourism operators, who’ve seen a 20-30 per cent drop in visitation since recent widespread coral bleaching.The not-for-profit Reef Restoration Foundation hopes to engage tourists with the program by allowing them to purchase their own piece of healthy coral for replanting. Coral “gardening” helping to restore Great Barrier ReefAn innovative research project near Cairns is growing healthy coral on Fitzroy Island, which will be periodically replanted in damaged sections of the reef. Photo:
Innovate Ag’s Nick Watts with his hero ingredient butterfly peas. Using the ultrasound opened up the “blood-brain barrier”, a membrane that usually stops drugs from accessing the brain, which is an ongoing obstacle for scientists treating brain diseases. (Landline: Sean Murphy)
New hope in the fight against Alzheimer’sWith many men in his family suffering from Alzheimer’s, Bill Gates has pledged $50 million to advance research into the disease. (ABC News: Alexandra Blucher) This year, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority registered it for use by cotton growers, while Innovate Ag partnered with a European firm to take the invention global.

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Uber has its sights set on flying taxis. It’s little wonder that your most common Facebook reactions to Australian news this year were “sad” and “angry”.They say history tends towards progress, but it can be hard to keep sight of this when we bear witness to violence and misery through a device that most of us carry 24/7. Photo:
If scientists can make old cells young again, we may one day be able to stall the ageing process. They were surprised to discover that if scientists kick start the process, embryos can help repair mutant genes themselves.Even better, the mutant gene would be eliminated from the bloodline, preventing it from being passed down to the embryo’s future offspring. Photo:
Facebook can take a proactive approach to recognising suicidal ideation. (Reuters, file photo)
A woman finds her father after 45 years thanks to a Lateline episode

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Aldo’s daughter and granddaughter talk to Aldo over Skype. Too often, the news is like a twisted game of Would You Rather, where you’re suddenly confronted with thoughts of ISIS, nuclear missile strikes or rare pandemics within five minutes of waking up. Hackers also created a fake version of Amaq’s Android mobile app to track extremists.The hacktivist group Di5s3nSi0N claims to have also infiltrated several ISIS channels on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, which has become ISIS’s platform of choice following crackdowns on Twitter.Hacktivist leader “Mikro” says technology companies and governments are not doing enough to stop ISIS online. (ABC News: Adrian Wilson)
When Adriana Boschin sat down to watch Lateline, she never expected the father she’d last seen at 16 to appear on her television. And that’s not all it has to offer: mycelium is a tough substance that’s flame repellent and water retardant. The discovery could lead to therapies that tackle the degeneration of our bodies, which could help prevent chronic diseases. Mycelium has the potential to clean up overflowing landfills, in a time when less than 5 per cent of the world’s plastic is recycled. But in a pre-internet world, the search failed, as had Adriana’s efforts to find her father.But amid the joyous reunion, some sad news was shared: When Aldo asked after his son Denny, he learnt he’d been killed in a car accident 34 years prior. Sandra Tuszynska suggests it could one day replace plastics, bricks and even metals. All 650 prisoners contributed in one way or another, according to one inmate, and together they stockpiled seven weeks worth of food for the No Kid Hungry project at The Saving Place. Photo:
Mycelium is the furry, weblike substance that grows off fungi. Rats are protecting elephants from landmines

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So-called ‘HeroRats’ are sniffing out landmines and tuberculosis in Africa. Aldo was shocked to see that his teenage daughters were now grandmothers.When his ex-wife took his four children to Italy, Aldo enlisted private detectives to track them down. Her now 89-year old father Aldo was speaking in a segment on funerals about how he had pre-purchased a no-service, no-attendee cremation for himself.Weeks later, they spoke for the first time in 45 years on Skype, along with Adriana’s daughter, husband and her sister, Aura. (Independent.co.uk)
On November 17, a coalition of hackers took down several ISIS-associated websites and continued to mount attacks on the terrorist group’s news agency, “Amaq”. (APOPO)
Prison inmates give their food to hungry kidsThis Christmas, an inmate at NSW’s Mid North Coast Correctional centre decided it was time to give back to the charity that was feeding his child in his absence.Together with the prison chaplain, he enlisted fellow prisoners to donate money from their modest wages to buy food for hungry kids in their area, South Kempsey. (ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons)
Correctional Service Governor John O’Shea said he had never seen a prison program so popular, explaining that the inmates were motivated by their own first-hand experiences of living in disadvantaged circumstances in the local community.”These men have been through tough times themselves,” he said. If you’ve been reading the news this year, we wouldn’t blame you for being curled in foetal position by the end of 2017. “If they can put food in the belly of one child, you cannot put into words or money how much it means for inmates and their rehabilitation.”
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Vomiting fungi could solve global plastic problem

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Turkey Tail fungi can decompose dioxin, one of the most toxic substances on Earth, petrochemicals and other man-made pollutants. (Flickr: NIAID)
NASA and Uber join forces to develop flying taxisFlying cars could be more than a cliched dream for the future thanks to a new partnership between NASA and Uber to develop “Uber Elevate”. To be specific, it’s fungi’s “mycelium” that’s doing the work here — a furry, web-like substance that grows off the fungus and “vomits” enzymes onto materials to decompose them. They will take off from a network of “vertiports” built on existing carparks and helipads as well as from unused roadside land.However, Uber’s ambitious timeline has left some sceptical, with Deloitte saying the service is unlikely to be operational before 2050, and Forbes saying the schedule “seems impossible”. Photo:
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Muslim hackers unite to wipe ISIS off the internetAs the war against ISIS rages on, Muslim hackers are staging resistance online and documenting their efforts with the hashtags #OpIsis and #OpIceIsis. So to balance the doom and gloom, here are 12 good news stories you probably missed in 2017.Scroll down to read them all or jump ahead by clicking on the headlines that interest you:Scientists make old cells young againNASA and Uber join forces to develop flying taxisMuslim hackers unite to wipe ISIS off the internetRats are acting as “bomb detectors” to protect elephants from landminesPrison inmates give their food to hungry kidsVomiting fungi could solve global plastic problemScientists remove diseased genes from human embryoFacebook uses artificial intelligence to prevent suicideA woman finds her father after 45 years thanks to a Lateline episodeCoral “gardening” helping to restore Great Barrier ReefA regional Australian company is producing bee-friendly insecticideNew hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s Scientists make old cells young againTurning back the clock on our bodies is most people’s dream. Mikro warns that while hackers are aggravating ISIS it’s a case of “whack a mole”, with new sites popping up to replace disabled platforms. Initially, the aircraft will have pilots with a view to automating them in future, much like Uber’s development of driverless cars. (Flickr: Vincent L (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
But international research is showing fungi can decompose tough plastics, in much the same way as it clears dead wood from a forest floor. Currently, the platform allows users to report posts when they are concerned their friends may be at risk of self-harm.The AI software could pre-empt the need for friends to intervene, allowing Facebook to send help faster.The software will flag concerning posts to human moderators who can send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local emergency responders.Facebook plans to roll out the software in all regions besides the European Union due to its privacy laws. (Uber)
Uber plans to test four-passenger flying taxis in Los Angeles and Dallas by 2020, with the hope of launching the service commercially in time for LA’s 2028 Olympics.The “flying taxis” will be an electric fleet of vertical take-off and landing vehicles that the company says are quieter, safer and more environmentally sound than helicopters. Video: New gene-editing technology gives hope for prevention of genetic disease

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Facebook uses artificial intelligence to prevent suicideAfter years of consultation with mental health organisations, Facebook has unveiled a new “life saving” plan to use artificial intelligence to recognise posts and live streams expressing suicidal thoughts. (APOPO)
Rats are protecting elephants on their migration routes across Southern Africa, sniffing out land mines that they are too small to trigger.The rats are deployed by Belgian charity APOPO, who’ve been tasked by the Zimbabwean government with clearing landmines inside the largest conservation area in the world, the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.But it’s not just endangered wildlife like elephants, lions and tigers at risk — the mines threaten Zimbabwean communities who are barred from accessing water sources, trading routes and land for grazing their livestock.Clearing the region could bring millions in eco-tourism, and it’s a conceivable goal, with neighbouring Mozambique now mine-free after 22 years of work by government and charities.According to APOPO, their HeroRats have located over 106,000 mines as well as detecting tuberculosis in 12,000 undiagnosed patients. Queensland mycologist Dr. In April, hackers installed a virus on the propaganda site that allowed them to activate visitors’ cameras, log their keystrokes, steal files, read phone messages, take screenshots, detect locations and collect contacts. (Flickr: Patrick Schifferli (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
On its own, plastic can take up to a thousand years to break down, if it ever does. While experiments are taking place all over the world, this is the first time the technology has been successfully used to repair mutant genes in a human embryo, and it offers hope of preventing inherited diseases.The research team, led by the Oregon Health and Science University, targeted a heart defect known for killing young athletes. We could be a step closer with a breakthrough discovery from University of Exeter researchers, who’ve rejuvenated old cells so they look and behave like young cells again — within hours.They’ve done this by applying chemicals based on a substance in red wine, dark chocolate, red grapes and blueberries. Photo:
Mycologist Dr Sandra Tuszynska has grown a bowl from coffee grounds and oyster mushroom mycelium. Aldo’s sadness was tempered by his elation at discovering grandchildren he never knew he had. (Supplied: Dr Sandra Tuszynska )
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A game-changing tool named CRISPR is allowing scientists to edit DNA for the first time. In the not too distant future, you could order an uberAIR craft via an app and cut your commute time drastically, for the same price as a standard Uber X ride, according to the company. Supporters can “adopt” (sponsor) or gift a Herorat online. Prisoners without a job donated food from their own breakfasts instead.

Citizen science projects to get hooked on this summer

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“We’ve found out that cat owners really love to know more about their cats and find out where they go,” he said.”It’s a missing bit of information they don’t have when they’re making decisions about how to care for their cats and how far they’re going when they’re leaving their house.”Dr Roetman wants to strap trackers to 1,400 more cats to reveal more about why some wander far from home while others stay close by.”We wanted to see if that’s a pattern around Australia as well, and we can look in more detail and be more sure about the results if we get a better sample.”To track your cat’s antics head to the Cat Tracker website and fill out a survey.Hunt for Planet 9

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Mount Gambier cat Rusty has his movements tracked during the first Cat Tracker trial. Are you craving something more stimulating than binging television series or walking around shopping centres this summer?Hundreds of research projects around the country could use your help.The rise of citizen science is providing experts with valuable data about everything from outer space to life in our waterways. (Supplied: Lindsay Popple)
The cyclic call of the cicada is a familiar part of the Australian summer. (ABC News: Ruby Jones)
Ever wonder where your cat goes during the day?The University of South Australia has embarked on a mission to track thousands of domestic cats to find out how far they travel away from home during the day and at night.It’s an extension of a successful cat-tracking trial in South Australia that monitored the movements of more than 400 frisky felines.The cat tracks available online are fascinating and well worth a look, even if you don’t own a cat.Lead researcher Phillip Roetman said the team discovered some cats would travel up to 30 hectares away from their homes. It’s even led to the discovery of new animal species and atmospheric phenomena.Whether you plan to stay indoors all summer or go outside and explore nature, these boredom-busting projects will help you contribute to our understanding of the world.Find frogs in your backyard

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You see them every day on 20-cent coins, but the humble platypus is much harder to spot in the wild.They’re so shy and quiet that conservationists want the public to any report sightings to help estimate how many of the near-threatened species are still thriving in the wild.Late winter is the best time to spot a platypus in NSW and the ACT, but the Australian Platypus Conservancy group collects information about sightings all year.The ACT’s conservation group Waterwatch also runs annual surveys. (Caltech/R. If the cicadas clinging to tree trunks near your place are making a racket, you can add their symphony to The Great Cicada Blitz.Dr Nathan Emery from the Australian Botanic Garden is using photographs and sound recordings to create a detailed map of the cicada species found around Sydney. Their chorus can be deafening; as loud as a chainsaw or heavy metal concert according to some scientists. (Supplied: Brad Maryan)
Mobile phone users and gamers rediscovered the great outdoors in 2016 while searching for rare, fictitious animals via Pokémon Go.Now, the Australian Museum wants you to stop hunting for bulbasaurs and toxicroaks and start finding living, breathing frog species in your neighbourhood.The free FrogID app (available on IOS and Android) helps you identify frogs in your area by recording each unique croak, bark or chirp.The app is preloaded with a library of Australian frog species, and once you record a clip it spits out a shortlist of suggested frog species matching the croak you’ve collected.Experts at the Australian Museum listen to your audio, confirm your matches and send you feedback about your discoveries.Frog biologist Jodi Rowley told ABC Radio Melbourne it was her dream to have the Pokémon crew switch over to the FrogID app.”We don’t know enough about the frogs in Australia, and that’s one of the biggest obstacles to conserving them,” she said.”There’s not that many frog biologists like myself, so we need everybody to get out there and figure out what their local frogs are and how they’re doing.”By assessing the health of our frog populations, over time we can get an idea of the health of our own ecosystems and, ultimately, our own health.”Hashtag your hailstones

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Measuring hailstones will help researchers improve weather warnings. “They’re readily heard in the suburbs and everyone seems to have a story about cicadas from their childhood,” he told Jen Fleming on ABC Radio Sydney.”I’m trying to rekindle that interest in cicadas for as many people as possible.”There are more than 350 identified cicada species around Australia, but Dr Emery estimates there could be anywhere between 700 and 1,000.This means you could discover a new variety by dobbing in your noisy cicada neighbours.Track your cat

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“We’re often out there on hailstorm days collecting hail, but we can’t get to every hailstorm so this is where the citizen science component really comes in,” Dr Soderholm said.”We’re asking people, when it’s safe, to go outside, take a ruler, measure some hail, take a photo and send their reports in to us on Facebook, Twitter or through our reporting website.”If you don’t have a ruler, use a coin or beer can to demonstrate scale; anything with a consistent size.Dr Soderholm said the team also needed to know the street name or latitude and longitude where your hailstones were found.”This new radar service aims to significantly reduce the false alarms,” he said.”We’re aiming to refine warnings so only the storms which need to be warned for large hail are warned for large hail.”The research is limited to south-east Queensland right now but may expand to other sites where the BOM has dual-pol radar technology.Cicada blitz

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If you’re frustrated by weather forecasts, you have the chance to make storm and hail predictions more accurate over the next few months.University of Queensland researcher Joshua Soderholm is part of a team working on an algorithm to help enhance forecasters’ ability to predict large hail.It will work in conjunction with the Bureau of Meteorology’s new dual-pol radar in Brisbane. Cooma region coordinator Anita Brademann told ABC Radio Canberra that citizen science had the potential to gather valuable baseline data about the secretive animal.”It’s hard to save a threatened species when it is on its last legs,” Ms Brademann said.”To assist our ecosystems to be productive and our species to survive, it’s much better to look after things to allow them to breed … Hurt (IPAC))
Stargazers everywhere are still searching for Planet 9 — a hypothetical celestial body scientists and astronomers theorise is lurking on the outer edge of our solar system.Millions of people around the world sifted through images taken by Australia’s SkyMapper telescope to search for evidence of the planet during the ABC’s Stargazing Live program.Volunteers combed through 120,000 images in three days and helped classify five million celestial objects.The location of the elusive ninth planet is still a mystery, but astronomers need your help to search for other objects too.NASA’s Backyard Worlds project is still looking for citizen scientists to search through data from it’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission for brown dwarfs and low-mass stars.Go to the Zooniverse website to start searching for the next big space discovery.Finding the elusive platypus

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Horsemanship helping veterans get back in the saddle

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It’s a family affair for Ben and Marina Maguire and their 10-year-old daughter Harriette. (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
What is it about horses?Former members of the police force, firefighters, Vietnam veterans and naval officers are just some of the people who have come away from the program with a host of newfound skills.”The horses treat people kindly, they treat them with respect and help them do things they wouldn’t have imagined they’d be able to do,” Mr Maguire said.”Depending on how everyone is tracking, we try and get the group on the cattle on day one, even if they’d never before seen a horse in their life.”Some come to us and are still receiving some acute care, but by the end of day one we see a change in them.” (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
The Maguires were first inspired in 2013 after hosting a campdraft at Longreach in Queensland working with soldiers and horses.”We met retired colonel John Mayer who had run horsemanship programs in the US having worked in the (Marine Corps) Wounded Warrior Regiment,” Mr Maguire said.”He made us realise we could use our passion for horses to help veterans who have given so much.”When we bought the farm at Yass we realised it was the perfect place to set it up.”Mr Maguire is focused on making the program “no-fuss”.”I’m really starting to understand that some of the pain caused in the veteran community is the administrative process that they need to go through in order to get any support,” he said.”It’s that bureaucratic process that I believe is causing a lot of the pain they’re facing.”We just welcome people and say hello, we feed our visitors and we thank them for their service.”

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Participants of the Remount program take away a host of horsemanship skills. Ben Maguire’s love of horses is contagious.”Horses are big and powerful things who don’t judge people,” the stockman said.”Doesn’t matter how stressful your day is, if you can get on a horse and go for a ride through great scenery, it’s very special.”Mr Maguire, his wife Marina and their daughter Harriette are committed to sharing their passion for horses with people who really need it.In late 2016 the family launched the horsemanship program Remount based at their property in Yass. (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
Breaking a cycleThe not-for-profit is designed to help returned servicemen and women and their families manage the impact of stress, injury, loss or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Volunteers celebrated the organisation’s first year with a scenic ride around the trails of the National Arboretum this week.Throughout the year Remount hosted dozens of veterans for two- to four-day horsemanship camps.”We remind people there’s a community who appreciate their service,” Mr Maguire said.”It can break a cycle of someone’s lack of self worth and it really reminds them of how good life can be.”It also has people achieving things they never would have imagined.”By the time they go home they’ve really achieved some great things with their horse.”

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Is there anything this man can’t do?Not only did he keep Queensland’s State of Origin hopes alive in Game 2 when he kicked the winning conversion, but he’s also a super nice bloke.In November he was named Queensland’s Australian of the Year for 2018.And to cap off the year, just this month he was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal for his work in Queensland Indigenous communities.Jeff Horn

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Horn celebrates his victory over Pacquiao in Lang Park. The past 12 months have been full of Queenslanders who gave us hope and put others before themselves.Before 2017 comes to an end we want to take a look back at those people, and share their stories once more.Eli Vale

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Eli Vale rocked up to a surprise birthday party in the Batmobile. (Supplied: Danielle Hannah)
These two really are a cut above the rest.This year Danielle Hannah and Teresa Reed launched a mobile barbershop providing free haircuts to homeless people around Redcliffe, north of Brisbane.The mobile shop was built from scratch, made possible by a $70,000 Queensland Government grant and support from local sponsors.Michael Powell

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Mr Powell became just the sixth amputee to swim the English Channel back in August. (ABC News: Patrick Williams)
Seriously ill toddler Eli Vale was rewarded for a tough fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer back in June, when he got to met his idol Batman.The three-year-old superhero-in-training was even driven around Brisbane in a replica Batmobile to celebrate his birthday with family and friends.Little Eli has been fighting ectomesenchymoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, since late 2016.Danielle Hannah and Teresa Reed

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Danielle Hannah (left) and Teresa Reed teamed up to provide free haircuts for the homeless this year. (AAP: Dan Peled)
The Brisbane-born boxing champ did what many said would be impossible and defeated Manny Pacquiao for the world title.Billed as the Battle of Brisbane, Horn went the distance with the champ to claim the WBO welterweight championship.Horn went on to successfully defend the title against British boxer Gary Corcoran in December.Li Cunxin

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Cunxin had months to practice ahead of his one-off show. (Supplied)
One of Queensland’s finest lost his life in the line of duty this year.Senior Constable Brett Forte was shot dead in late May when a gunman opened fire on police officers in the Lockyer Valley.The gunman was eventually shot dead in a stand off with officers.Senior Constable Forte was remembered as a loving husband to his wife and father to his three children.Hamish Finlayson

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Hamish Finlayson took his app to India this year. (ABC Wide Bay: Brad Marsellos)
The world’s first autism therapy program using chickens was developed in Queensland this year.Summer Farrelly, 10, created Chicken to Love when she discovered spending time with chickens helped with her socialisation issues associated with her Asperger’s diagnosis.She said watching the chickens made her happy.Summer’s story was also shared on an episode of Australian Story this year.Chris Holloway, Claire Browning and Jim Ferguson

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Chris Holloway, Claire Browning, and Jim Ferguson were hailed as heroes. (ABC News: Julie Hornsey)
This year the 55-year-old amputee accomplished a feat most able-bodied people can only dream of — swimming the English Channel.Mr Powell, who lost part of his leg in a tractor accident when he was four, successfully took on the 32-kilometre swim between England and France back in August.He was the sixth amputee to swim the English Channel, achieving his goal in 15 hours and 25 minutes.Summer Farrelly

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Chicken to Love creator Summer Farrelly. (Supplied: Matt Hows)
Back in January Shayne Barwick endured blistering sun and heavy rain of outback Queensland to set the world record for the longest continuous game of lawn bowls.The Cloncurry Bowls Club manager played for 73 hours to raise $20,000 for a verandah over his club’s disability rampHe celebrated his marathon effort with a beer and a cigar.Onya, Shayne.Graeme Cooper and Danielle Kellan

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Graeme Cooper helps a palliative patient enjoy the sight, sound and smell of the beach one final time. (US Department of State)
These app developers just keep getting younger and younger.This year 12-year-old Hamish Finlayson showed off his app ASD and Me to a crowd of investors and fellow entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.The app is a tool to educate people about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The theory behind the app is that by repeating coping strategies in a game setting, people with autism will be better equipped to cope in real life situations.Hamish said working on the app had also helped him manage his condition.Troy Szczurkowski

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Mr Szczurkowski crossed snow and glaciers by fat bike and foot. (AAP: Joe Castro)
An unbeaten season may’ve come undone at the final hurdle, but no-one can deny the impact made by the women’s Lions team in its first year.The inaugural AFL Women’s Premiership was played on the Gold Coast back in March in front of 15,610 fans.It all came down to a goal — with Adelaide Crows winning 4.11 (35) to 4.5 (29).Still, the win cemented the Lions as a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.Brett Forte

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Senior Constable Brett Forte was killed on May 29. (Supplied: David Kelly)
After nearly 20 years away from the stage, there was nothing left for Li Cunxin to prove.But that didn’t stop the 56-year-old from coming out of retirement late in the year for a one-off performance of The Nutcracker with the Queensland Ballet.The return was a magical night for “Mao’s Last Dancer”, who was joined on stage by his wife, Mary McKendry.AFLW Brisbane Lions

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The Lions celebrate a near-perfect inaugural season. (Supplied: Troy Szczurkowski)
The world’s longest winter ultramarathon was no match for this Brisbane bike mechanic.Back in February, Troy Szczurkowski crossed snow and glaciers by fat bike and foot as part of the 1,610-kilometre Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska.He was one of only a handful to finish this year’s event.Shayne Barwick

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Mr Barwick enjoyed a beer after completing his world record. (ABC News: Nick Wiggins)
These three SES volunteers were honoured for their bravery after rescuing a family from the roof of their home before it was swept away in floodwaters.As the flooded Albert River devastated a street at Luscombe, the three rescuers took a boat up the river, dodging debris, to reach the woman and her two children.Mr Ferguson said it was the scariest thing he’s ever done.Johnathan Thurston

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Johnathan Thurston meets with children from the C&K Koobara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kindergarten. (Supplied: Queensland Ambulance Service)
You may not recognise their names, but you’ll remember this photo.Paramedics Graeme Cooper and Danielle Kellan melted hearts around the world when they took this picture — showing Mr Cooper standing by a female palliative patient in a stretcher looking out over the water at Hervey Bay.Their good deed was posted on the Queensland Ambulance Service Facebook page back in November where it was shared more than 24,000 times and liked by close to 50,000 people.
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