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Why does humidity make us feel hotter in the summer and colder in winter?

Posted November 9, 2018 by Anonymous

Sweat can’t evaporate on humid days in Summer, so we feel hotter; damp air contributes to feeling cold in Winter.

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L’affaire Acosta and the limits of dialogue

Posted November 8, 2018 by Anonymous

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” ~1984 A few days ago, I lost a Facebook friend who (as it turns out) is rather partial to Donald…

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Probiotics probably aren’t making you well, and they could make you sicker

Posted November 2, 2018 by Anonymous

Probiotics don’t live up to the hype, scientists say

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The biggest bird in history might have been blind as a bat

Posted November 2, 2018 by Anonymous

The largest bird that ever lived was probably blind

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A step towards Optimus Prime – transforming robots can reshape themselves

Posted November 2, 2018 by Anonymous

Modular robots remake themselves on the fly to do new tasks

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Aged chocolate: Archaeologists find evidence of 5000 year old chocolate drink

Posted November 2, 2018 by Anonymous

Archaeologists find evidence that chocolate is older than the pyramids

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Why are salt water fish not salty to eat?

Posted November 2, 2018 by Anonymous

Marine fish do not taste salty because the get rid of the excess salt they take in.

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Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Crunch Torte + 10 Years!

Posted October 30, 2018 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

10 YEARS!!! Can someone please tell me how it’s been a decade since I wrote my very first blog post? We’re celebrating today with this incredible vegan dessert and a week-long OSG Recipe App sale for charity (deets below). When I started my blog on October 31, 2008, Eric and I were newly married and […]

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The bitch is in heat again

Posted October 30, 2018 by Anonymous

If we could learn to look instead of gawking, We’d see the horror in the heart of farce, If only we could act instead of talking, We wouldn’t always end up on our arse. This was the thing that nearly…

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Overton Window, 2018

Posted October 29, 2018 by Anonymous
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Neanderthals nursed their sick and injured back to health with ancient medicine

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Neanderthals played doctor, caring for their ill and injured

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Listen to the Antarctic ice sheet sing a song of melting ice

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Antarctica is singing the blues with seismic signals about melting ice

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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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Purple reign: life on Earth might once have been dominated by purple micro-organisms

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Was Earth once a purple planet, and is there more purple life out there?

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Evolution is going uptown as plants and animals adapt to city life

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Evolution in cities is happening faster than Darwin could have imagined

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Why is the sound we hear in two earbuds not twice as loud as the sound from one?

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Why is the sound we hear with both ears not twice as loud as the sound we hear with one ear?

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Conservatism: not a politics–a diagnosis

Posted October 24, 2018 by Anonymous

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. The photo above is of the Doug Ford Progressive Conservative government of Ontario cheering and applauding as they repeal an increase in the minimum wage slated for next year, junk…

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Beer shortages could be a result of climate change thanks to barley crop failures

Posted October 19, 2018 by Anonymous

As the climate gets warmer cold beer could be rarer

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A dung beetle’s genital worms will help care for its offspring

Posted October 19, 2018 by Anonymous

Sexually transmitted worms make excellent babysitters for dung beetle offspring

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A meat eater chooses a side of seagrass – this shark’s an omnivore

Posted October 19, 2018 by Anonymous

Not just ravenous meat-eaters: This shark is an omnivore

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Rain, spiders and bears are all part of discovering Canada’s backcountry biology

Posted October 19, 2018 by Anonymous

Taking stock of alpine species in our country while we have a chance

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Why you don’t go momentarily blind when you blink

Posted October 19, 2018 by Anonymous

Why you don’t miss a thing when you blink

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Why don’t we sneeze when we’re asleep?

Posted October 19, 2018 by Anonymous

Why don’t we sneeze when we’re asleep?

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Buzzkill

Posted October 17, 2018 by Anonymous

Here’s one person who inhaled in his youth and beyond who will admit feeling uncomfortable about the legalization of cannabis, at least the way it’s being done, thought about and celebrated. I’m a child of the ‘sixties, back when a…

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One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins (Vegan + Gluten-free)

Posted October 17, 2018 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

One thing that’s been especially hard during my recent health struggles is that I’ve had some negative feelings resurface surrounding food and restriction. Those of you who’ve been reading for years may know that one of the reasons I started blogging back in 2008 was to share my journey to health. I spoke a lot […]

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On Stephen Miller and Glue Eating

Posted October 15, 2018 by bigcitylib

There has been much ridicule directed at Trump adviser Stephen Miller for an alleged childhood habit of drying glue on his arm, and then eating it .  Obviously, I disagree with the guy’s politics but many people don’t realize that glue i…

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Cannabis and the brain: the knowns and the big unknowns

Posted October 12, 2018 by Anonymous

What we know and don’t know about how cannabis affects us

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What’s in a pot plant? Exploring the genes of your favourite ganja

Posted October 12, 2018 by Anonymous

Cannabis botany: what’s really behind the labels

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Cannabis in a van: American researchers get creative to study high-potency products

Posted October 12, 2018 by Anonymous

A lab in Colorado is driving around regulations to study high potency cannabis products

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Addiction and cannabis: it’s real and this is what you need to know about it

Posted October 12, 2018 by Anonymous

Contrary to popular belief, cannabis addiction is a real thing

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Harper rises from his political grave, offers dead thoughts

Posted October 11, 2018 by Anonymous

Guest blogpost from reader Jim Owens. ******** Had I remembered to pick up tinfoil the other day, I might have escaped the latest emanations from the mind of Stephen Harper, as radiated by his book excerpt in yesterday’s National Post….

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Canada’s latest Nobel winner is a ‘laser jock’ who loves the lab

Posted October 5, 2018 by Anonymous

Physics professor is only the 3rd woman to win the prize in physics.

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Researchers are reading doctors’ brains to see how good they are at surgery

Posted October 5, 2018 by Anonymous

A look at the brain of surgeons can detect surgical skill level.

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‘Smelling’ for shark DNA to see if it’s safe to go back in the water

Posted October 5, 2018 by Anonymous

How environmental DNA helps to sniff out white sharks

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Watching a moon rise – in a solar system 8000 light years away

Posted October 5, 2018 by Anonymous

The first new moon outside our solar system may have been found

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Thousands of women with autism may be going undiagnosed because it’s a ‘male disorder’

Posted October 5, 2018 by Anonymous

A Canadian women describes her late diagnosis.

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Everything You Need to Know About Canada’s Newest Political Party in Just Seven Words

Posted October 5, 2018 by Balbulican

“Our keynote speaker will be Maxime Bernier!” – Ezra Levant, promoting the November Rebelklatsch in Calgary. Plop. Diving right into the pool too toxic for Andrew Scheer and Jason Kenney. Because THAT worked so well for Kellie Leitch….

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What this man with narcolepsy can teach us about getting better sleep

Posted September 28, 2018 by Anonymous

How a man with narcolepsy can help you sleep better

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