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

PBS to Air Your Inner Fish, Wednesday April 9

This Wednesday, April 9, PBS will air Your Inner Fish, a three part television series based on Neil Shubin’s book of the same title. The book traces the evolution of the human body back millions of years to early fish and includes the famous Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish Shubin and his team discovered in the Canadian … Continue reading

Pi Day

Oxford Dictionaries’ Oxford Words blog is celebrating Pi Day with a post entitled “Pi Day: or the world of homonyms, homographs, and homophones”: Today is Pi Day, a day, presumably, when all things 3.14159 are celebrated. Unless I have made a typo in the first sentence, it should be obvious … Continue reading

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