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We can forecast the hurricanes. Can we figure out how to forecast their floods?

Posted September 21, 2018 by Anonymous

Thanks to GPS, scientists can predict where floodwaters will hit

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Whiskey-sipping artificial tongue has a taste for the good stuff

Posted July 14, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A group of researchers in Germany spent 1,000 Euros of their own money on high-end whiskey in order to test a new “artificial tongue” they have developed.

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‘Guys like Jim Geraghty, and other NR-types, used to quote Ace all the time, but now they don’t know his name’

Posted October 3, 2016 by Kathy Shaidle

The Great Re-Sorting continues: The reason is class loyalty. Ace has his ideas and loyalty to the managerial class is simply not a concern. Given the choice between Trump and Clinton, he rationally picks Trump. For the National Review types, this is treason. Class loyalty trumps everything or else, so Ace is now dead to […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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There’s a catch to ‘catch and release:’ hook injuries interfere with fish feeding

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Hook injuries could hamper fish’s ability to feed

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Life In Scarborough: Paul Bernardo’s Old Neighborhood

Posted August 13, 2017 by bigcitylib

Famed serial killer Paul Bernardo graduated high-school from Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate, down in The Guild. Apparently they’ve left the picture of his graduating class (him included) on the wall there. I was down in The Guild today and heard a stor…

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Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy

Posted October 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy and will be consulting with Canadians in 2017 to gather views to help develop this strategy.

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Instant Pot Creamiest Steel-Cut Oatmeal (with stovetop version!)

Posted November 24, 2018 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

Hellooooo! I’m alive, I’m alive! Did you think after my 10-year blogiversary post that I decided to take a 10-year break? lol. It’s been a busy month with a lot of fun events going down. I just returned from WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women celebrations, and I’m still riding the high of winning an award […]

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“No evidence at all” that power posing will get you a job

Posted September 22, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Scientists trying to replicate the original studies’ findings on “Power Poses” found no behavioural effect.

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change marks Canada’s Ratification of the Paris Agreement

Posted October 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, released the following statement on the occasion of Canada ratifying the Paris Agreement at the United Nations in New York:

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Zombies in Antarctica – Isolated researchers enter ‘psychological hibernation’

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Overwintering in Antarctica puts people into a ‘psychological hibernation’

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What happens when you warm the Antarctic seabed by 1 degree?

Posted October 27, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A temperature rise of 1 degree significantly impacts marine organisms

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Algae Make Themselves Sink To Find Nutrients – 2016/10/08 – Pt. 3

Posted October 7, 2016 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Diatoms, a form of algae, alter their buoyancy so they can sink in search of nutrients.

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Searching for Endurance: Antarctic researchers hunt for the relics of Antarctic adventurers

Posted February 8, 2019 by Anonymous

Searching Antarctic waters for Shackleton’s lost ship The Endurance

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Taxpayers’ Ombudsman’s 2015-2016 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

Posted October 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, Sherra Profit, was tabled in the House of Commons today by Emmanuel Dubourg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.

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‘Skeleton Keys’ – a new book explores the secret life of bones

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

The story of bones from a man obsessed with them

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Media Advisory – Sudbury, Ontario

Posted October 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Maley Drive Extension project with Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury; the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Brian Bigger, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.

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Ketamine works its magic on depression by ‘stabilizing the brain in a well state’

Posted April 12, 2019 by Anonymous

How ketamine can work to magically, if temporarily, lift depression

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Victims Fund agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia

Posted October 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Providing the necessary supports and services to respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of victims, survivors, their families and their communities is an important part of a fair and accessible criminal justice system.

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What’s The Point of Tracking Your Calories With a Food Logging App?

Posted May 6, 2019 by Yoni Freedhoff

First up, the quantity and quality of calories matter both to health and to weight. You can’t gain without a surplus. You can’t lose without a deficit. And the quality of the calories you’re consuming will affect health and satiety which in turn will affect the quantity of them that you consume. Moreover, the bioavailable calories you consume will differ by food, and also likely differs by individual (which is why some gain and lose with more ease than others).

Next up, we’re crappy food historians. We may forget portions, choices, or both, not all the time, but certainly some of the time. We can’t possibly know what’s in meals we haven’t cooked ourselves. And even if we are cooking ourselves, most aren’t going to be weighing and measuring everything and eyes are terrible at both.

And a recent study confirms some of the above whereby researchers looking at users of myfitnesspal found the average user was missing nearly a meal’s worth of calories a day (445). Yet studies on food diary use pretty much invariably report they markedly benefit weight loss efforts.

Personally, though I think having some rough inaccurate sense of caloric intake is valuable (if you were in a foreign country and didn’t know the exchange rate, price tags would still be somewhat helpful), more valuable is the use of the food diary to remind yourself that you’re trying to eat thoughtfully and likely differently.

Human nature being what it is, without a system designed to consciously remind you to change your usual default behaviours, you’re likely to drift back to those behaviours, healthy or not, and a food diary, even if inaccurate, if kept in real-time, will remind you many times a day that you’re trying to change.

So long as you’re not using your food diary as a tool of judgment, as it’s not meant to be there to make you feel badly about your choices, chances are it’ll be of benefit, and likely it’ll be of benefit regardless of what it is you’re tracking (calories, macros, carbs, whatever) and even if inaccurate, because it’s primary job is to serve you as your constant change reminder service, not as your judge and jury.

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Minister Bains to announce infrastructure funding at Confederation College

Posted October 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Event date: October 13, 2016 – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at Confederation College to announce infrastructure funding for the college. Minister Bains will also highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

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Secrecy Versus Sunshine: Efforts to Hide Government Records Never Stop

Posted May 27, 2019 by guest

Read time: 6 mins

Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen testifying

By Brent Walth, University of Oregon

It’s spring, and in America’s state capitals legislatures are winding up their business and, too often, bringing out the padlocks.

All 50 states give the public the right to see government records and documents, but many state legislatures are weighing changes in their open-records laws.

These changes rarely end up making our government more transparent. Instead, lawmakers often try to conceal public records from the people who own them — that is, you and me.

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Parliamentary Secretary Dubourg to make announcement on humanitarian assistance for Haiti

Posted October 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Emmanuel Dubourg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, will make an announcement about additional humanitarian assistanc…

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We’re consuming a lot of plastic and have no idea of the risks

Posted June 7, 2019 by Anonymous

Microplastics are everywhere – including in your food and drink

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Canada and Ontario invest in post-secondary infrastructure in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted October 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $23.5-million inves…

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Full Contact Enlightenment – Random Linkage: November

Posted November 28, 2015 by Tanya McGinnity

Here dear friends is a handful of items that have crossed my eyeballs on the internet lately. I like to call it Random Linkage. May you all be titillated, entertained and perhaps illuminated. Check out this interview from The Lion’s Roar with Mingyur Rinpoche after emerging from a four year retreat. They’re talkin’ bout my […]

The post Full Contact Enlightenment – Random Linkage: November appeared first on Full Contact Enlightenment.

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Watch a Guy Eat 30 In-N-Out Burgers to Prove That He’s SoOoOo ‘Insane’

Posted June 14, 2019 by Anonymous

You are just not going to believe how, like, insane this dude is, bro.

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Ministers Bennett and Zimmer to attend special event with the Algonquins of Ontario

Posted October 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives for the Algonquins of Ontario will atten…

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Giraffe Genome Tells A Tale Tale – 2016/05/21 – Pt. 4

Posted May 19, 2016 by podcasting@cbc.ca

The giraffe genome includes genetic changes but few innovations.

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FedDev Ontario is Helping Early-Stage Businesses by Supporting an Angel Investor Network in Peterborough

Posted October 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Innovative early-stage businesses are getting the tools they need to become more competitive and successful, thanks to a Government of Canada investment in the Peterborough Region Angel Network.

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Address by Minister Dion at a workshop for civil society organizations

Posted June 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.

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Minister Catherine McKenna meets with Canada’s big city mayors to discuss climate change

Posted October 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, and Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton and Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM’s) Big City Mayors’ Caucus released this statement after a productive meeting in Ottawa.

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Address by Minister Dion to the Fifth Annual Canada-Korea Dialogue Series

Posted June 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

I will start by making a few comments about the imperative of our engagement in Asia in the 21st century, as well as the special role that we see for our relationship with South Korea within the bigger picture.

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Media Advisory – Whistler, British Columbia

Posted October 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event about upgrades to B.C. Transit facility in Whistler with Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister o…

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Lunenburg War Memorial Community Centre Auditorium Receives Upgrades

Posted June 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The War Memorial Community Centre Auditorium in the Town of Lunenburg is undergoing upgrades following a non-repayable investment of $30,250 by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

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Minister Chagger congratulates Destination Canada and the tourism industry on an amazing summer

Posted October 21, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada released the August statistics for Travel between Canada and other countries. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, made the following statement:
“It’s sometimes said that Canadians live for summer ­ and it would seem we are not alone!

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Canadian Army Co-hosts Kingston Conference on International Security

Posted June 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre is pleased to host the 11th annual Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS) along with the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, the Strategic Studies Institute at …

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Message from the Minister of Health – Canadian Patient Safety Week – October 24 – 28, 2016

Posted October 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign to inspire improvements in patient safety and quality. Health care facilities and organizations across the country will be participating in events and activities to help increase awareness thi…

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Address by Minister Dion to the United Nations Security Council

Posted June 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

I would like to thank France, as president of the Security Council, for giving me this opportunity to address the Security Council regarding the protection of civilians in United Nations peacekeeping operations. This initiative of France is necessary, …

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Convictions under the <em>Fisheries Act</em>, Magdalen Islands

Posted October 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in August 2016 for violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $6,750. The offenders are:

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Pacific Fleet Warships depart for participation in world’s largest maritime exercise

Posted June 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Halifax-class warships Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Calgary and Vancouver, and their nearly 500 sailors departed Esquimalt Harbour today to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise….

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