Save The Whales (For The Enjoyment Of The Good People Of Vancouver)

Evictions are all the rage in Vancouver these days. The city tried to evict some homeless people from a park, leading “some members of a local First Nation” to try to evict the city from, well, the city. Meanwhile, concerned citizens have been trying to evict the resident cetaceans – … Continue reading

CFI Canada Announces “Health and Wellness Check Up”

Centre for Inquiry Canada has launched a new campaign under its Consumer Education and Advocacy banner: Centre for Inquiry Canada has launched Health and Wellness Check Up – See more at: http://centreforinquiry.ca/consumer-protection-and-advocacy/#sthash.EcXznDuL.dpuf The words health and wellness are often code words for pseudo-medical remedies created to replace medically proven treatments … Continue reading

Julius Csotonyi’s Book Finally Available & It’s Gorgeous!

Julius Csotonyi’s book, The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi is finally available. You’ll remember Julius Csotonyi as the talented artist behind the Royal Canadian Mint’s set of Prehistoric Creatures coins, the latest of which is the Tiktaalik coin. I got my copy  of the book today and it is gorgeous – beautiful … Continue reading

Magneto lives in France

And that proves, despite a hundred years of using radios, that we should be afraid…Mutants are scarey, after all. This spring, a 32-year-old man received medical benefits from the local health authority in Essonne, south of Paris, for his electro-hypersensitivity – a first in France. Or maybe I should be … Continue reading

Our Very Own Mass Extinction

There have been five truly enormous mass extinctions in Earth’s geological history, events in which (as the BBC puts it) “abnormally large numbers of species die out simultaneously or within a limited time frame”. The one that wiped out the (non-avian) dinosaurs and many other creatures at the end of … Continue reading

Dropping the science

Not a lot of words… Science rendezvous Science Rendezvous is an annual festival that takes science out of the lab lab and onto the street! We work with Canada’s top research institutes to present a coast-to-coast open house and festival that is free for everyone. With over 300 events across … Continue reading

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