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The first feathers for flight? A 160 million year old dinosaur might have had them

Posted February 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Anchiornis was a dinosaur with feathers, but could it fly?

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Rocking yourself to sleep improves sleep quality and memory – even in grownups

Posted February 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Rocking your brain to sleep – why it’s not just good for babies

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Body language could be the secret behind the sweetest music

Posted February 1, 2019 by Anonymous

The science of sway measures how well musicians play

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Does the speed of sound change with temperature?

Posted February 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Sound travels faster in warmer air

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A Robot reconstruction of a 300-million-year-old fossil shows how it walked

Posted February 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Scientists reverse engineer a 300-million-year-old land animal

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How to build a death ray – a new book looks attempts to make the ultimate weapon

Posted February 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Lasers, phasers and ray guns – the quest to make a ‘death ray’

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Flying Today

Posted January 29, 2019 by bigcitylib

Horrible behavior but  it wouldn’t have happened 50 yrs ago because everyone would have had enough leg room.  I flew Air Canada Rouge (@AirCanadaRouge) in 2018 and it was  like being crew on a WWI submarine.  Something has to change.

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Toronto The Unready

Posted January 27, 2019 by bigcitylib

WTF happened?  Did the dispatcher pass out just before the storm hit?  Did the plow-guy bust a leg trying to smuggle a hooker into the barracks through a back window?  Or did they stop at VP and say Fuck it its Scarborough lets turn arou…

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Game Night Crispy Potato Bruschetta

Posted January 26, 2019 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

Do you ever feel like you’re on the verge of a breakthrough, but you’re not quite sure how you’ll do it? This has been my mindset lately. I’ve been so inspired in different areas of my life to create meaningful change with things like personal growth, career dreams, family life, etc. You could say that […]

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Termites may be hell in your house, but they help protect the rainforest from drought

Posted January 25, 2019 by Anonymous

Termites act like a buffer against serious droughts in tropical forests

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Why warm-blooded predators thrive in the coldest places on Earth

Posted January 25, 2019 by Anonymous

Fish are easier to prey on in cold water

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Countdown to the moon landing – re-live the missions that led to ‘one small step for man’

Posted January 25, 2019 by Anonymous

Apollo 11 really was just one small step in a long road to the moon

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Not all poop is created equal, and ‘super-poopers’ could be life savers

Posted January 25, 2019 by Anonymous

A dose of super poo could save lives when all else fail

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Preventing PTSD with a ‘video game’ that trains soldiers to control their brains

Posted January 25, 2019 by Anonymous

Dialing back the brain’s alarm system in soldiers might prevent PTSD

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Gaslighting media

Posted January 22, 2019 by Anonymous

“You are a slow learner, Winston,” said O’Brien gently. “How can I help it?” he blubbered. “How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.” “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five….

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Will Edmonton run out of water as the Columbia Icefield continues to melt?

Posted January 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Edmonton’s water supply could be impacted by the melting Columbia Icefield.

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Waves are getting stronger and more dangerous thanks to climate change

Posted January 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Ocean warming is directly linked to a dangerous increase in wave strength

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Repeated pain makes men more sensitive – but not women

Posted January 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Women feel pain more, but men are more likely to remember it

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Scott Kelly spent a year in space – and it literally changed him

Posted January 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Scott Kelly on spending a year in space and experiencing ‘Infinite Wonder’

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Discovery of room temperature superconductors could bring floating trains and more

Posted January 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Discovery of room temperature superconductors a ‘holy grail of physics’

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Elephants are evolving to be tuskless after decades of poaching pressure

Posted January 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Elephants are evolving to be tuskless in response to poaching

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Bristling

Posted January 17, 2019 by Balbulican

The Gillette corporation recently released one of those warm and fuzzy prosocial lifestyle ads. It was an innocuous little string of inspirational skits, a bit of virtue-signalling whose message, basically, is “Don’t Be A Dick”. It’s a #MeToo update of…

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False flag

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

It’s an overworked phrase, and too often the stuff of conspiracy theories, but—this one’s real. And once again the Usual Suspects either fell for it—or were part of the unfunny joke. Canadian Islamic Party, eh? If you figured it was…

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Liberal Candidate Karen Wang* Leaves Burnaby South Byelection After Racist Comments Against Jagmeet Singh!

Posted January 16, 2019 by leftdog

There is NEVER room for racist attacks or racial valuations in Canadian politics! It’s appropriate that the Liberal Candidate has withdrawn her candidacy in this key byelection!Press Progress* =typo corrected.

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Crunchy Dill Chickpea Pancakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Posted January 15, 2019 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

How is 2019 treating you so far? Scrolling through Instagram would have me believe that we’re all killin’ this New Year thing, but something tells me I’m probably not seeing the less than stellar starts to the year. I know ours was nothing like we expected. Emotionally draining to say the least, and I had […]

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Jagmeet Singh Is Not Ready For Prime Time Politics In Canada ….

Posted January 15, 2019 by leftdog

“During an appearance on the political show CTV Question Period, Singh appeared to be unaware of a news story that made a lot of headlines last week. Singh was asked how he would respond, if elected prime minister, to the recent statement by China’s Canadian ambassador Lu Shaye, that Canada and its Western allies’ calls for the release of two Canadians detained in China is rooted in ‘white supremacy.’

“Sorry, who accused who of white supremacy?” Singh asked his interviewer. He later told the Toronto Star he didn’t hear the initial question. Host Evan Solomon repeated it in full and asked how Singh would have responded if he were prime minister. “I don’t know if there is any evidence of that suggestion,” Singh said, then quickly pivoted to talking about U.S. President Donald Trump. Global News

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On Dr. Jordan Peterson: The True And Real Story

Posted January 14, 2019 by bigcitylib

He’s a con artist.  He’s got a book, he’s got a speaking tour, and when’s he’s not flogging the book he’s flogging his daughter’s all meat diet to get his army of fan-boys Manly for the next battle in the Culture Wars.  Real intellectual…

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A genetically modified houseplant could suck up dangerous indoor air pollution

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

This genetically modified houseplant can suck up indoor air pollution

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For every exoplanet we see transiting a star, how many go unseen?

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

There are many more planet we don’t see, than ones we see transiting.

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We’re making our fresh water salty by massively changing the landscape

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Salt from human activities is polluting our freshwater resources

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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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Viruses that kill superbugs could save lives when antibiotics don’t work

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Can we fight superbugs with viruses?

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Blue pigment found on a medieval woman’s teeth suggests she was a skilled, literate artist

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Dental plaque key to understanding women’s role in the creation of medieval manuscripts

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Birth of a year

Posted January 7, 2019 by Anonymous

A belated happy and secure New Year everyone. First, an apology. Life has been stressful recently, to put it mildly—family matters—and I seem to have hit a wall of writer’s block. So I have not been assiduous about posting…

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The Quirks & Quarks Question Show

Posted January 4, 2019 by Anonymous

The Q & Q Question show for 2019 features 10 scientists each answering one question submitted by a listener.

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Lab grown lungs are transplanted in pigs today, they may help humans tomorrow

Posted December 28, 2018 by Anonymous

Lab grown lungs transplanted in pigs may be the future for humans in need

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I have to vent this somewhere

Posted December 23, 2018 by Mandos

I always pronounced “Hebrides” as “He-brides” and imagined it as the island headquarters of the Drag Queen International….

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How important is dust to making it rain?

Posted December 21, 2018 by Anonymous

How are raindrops and snowflakes created?

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A revolution in evolution is turning back the clock more than 200 years, says new book

Posted December 21, 2018 by Anonymous

How epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of evolution

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Our atmosphere is a thin veneer on our planet, but this writer says it’s where the action is

Posted December 21, 2018 by Anonymous

Everyone talks about the weather, but a poet writes a book about it

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