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'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By 6 May 2015

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Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By 9 September 2014

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Terror on Twitter! Horror author R.L. Stine tweets a Halloween story

R.L. Stine, the "Stephen King of children's literature," composes an impromptu horror story online to the delight of his fans. And it was all about a sandwich.

By 31 October 2014

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iiNet offers pro-bono legal advice to Dallas Buyers Club pirates

After fighting Dallas Buyers Club in court over the alleged piracy of its customers, iiNet says it will offer free legal services to those individually targeted through legal action.

By 19 May 2015

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Amazon facing united front of authors in Hachette e-book dispute

Some of the literary world's biggest names sign a letter opposing the e-commerce company's muscle-flexing with book publisher Hachette.

By 26 July 2014

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'Cloud Atlas' author publishes short story using Twitter

Author David Mitchell has released a new short story called "The Right Sort" piecemeal, less than 140 characters at a time.

By 21 July 2014

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Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.

By 19 July 2014

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Dallas Buyers Club eye-eyes more pirates after victory over iiNet

While Dallas Buyers Club says its case against iiNet sets a precedent, it could be small potatoes compared to future legal action as the rights holders look to nab 'substantially' more internet users infringing their copyright.

By 21 May 2015

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How space tourism would have been sold 60 years ago

For some reason, this year it has become a thing to imagine the distant future of space tourism as it might have been sold via vintage posters.

By 19 May 2015

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Data retention creep: Border Force granted metadata access

The Federal Government has been slammed for quietly expanding access to stored metadata in what opponents call the first example of "scope creep" in data retention laws.

By 15 May 2015