Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
The CHIME telescope, located in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan. (Photo: Andre Renard, Dunlap Institute)
In a spiral galaxy far, far away — 500 million light years away, to be exact — a mysterious repeating radio signal is making history with its patterned bursts.
For the very first time, Canadian researchers working with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan have discovered a fast radio burst (FRB) that is repeating in regular 16-day intervals.
A pair of epaulettes that would have been worn as part of the dress uniform of a British Royal Navy officer. These were discovered in officers’ quarters inside the wreck of HMS Erebus and may have belonged to 3rd Lieutenant James Walter Fairholme. (Photo: Parks Canada Agency)
An accordion. A wooden hairbrush with many of its bristles still intact. A stick of sealing wax bearing the thumbprint of the last person who used it. A pair of Royal Navy epaulettes, carefully stored in a box.
Preserved for over 170 years by the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, these and hundreds of other artifacts retrieved from the wreck of HMS Erebus and revealed to the public for the first time this week paint an intriguing picture of life aboard the doomed ship — and may ultimately hold clues to the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.
Not having much romantic experience in your late 20s can lead you to wonder if that’s normal. So… is it?
Gabriel Zucman was reportedly refused tenure partly because of the “arguments he was making in the political arena.”
Experts tell Motherboard that no, rubber stamping the whims of AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast did not result in untold riches for American consumers.
The judge told them to keep at it.
Wellness company Rae’s product is effectively marketed—even if it might not actually be effective.
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As oil prices plummet, oil bankruptcies mount, and investors shun the shale industry, America’s top oil field — the Permian shale that straddles Texas and New Mexico — faces many new challenges that make profits appear more elusive than ever for the financially failing shale oil industry.
Many of those problems can be traced to two issues for the Permian Basin: The quality of its oil and the sheer volume of natural gas coming from its oil wells.
Canada’s prime minister has called on Indigenous leaders including the Wet’suwet’en Nation to not stand in the way of reconciliation with Canada.
Of course now they’re MAGA caps. Can we all agree to just leave birds alone?
WHAT THE F_CK WERE YO_ THINKING?
The presidential candidate called the non-disclosure agreements “consensual” at the debate earlier this week.
New images from Antarctica’s record heat wave show the rapid greening of an island’s ice cap.
He waited as long as he could, too long in the opinion of many.He was obviously hoping that peaceful negotiation could bring down the rail barricades, in the best Canadian tradition.But at last Justin Trudeau’s patience was exhausted.The negotiations were going nowhere, because there were none.“We can’t have dialogue when only one party is coming to the table. For this reason, we have no choice but to stop making the same overtures.”And for that the blame must go to these old men, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
Like Montreal Simon, I could not believe how lackadaisical and disrespectful the hereditary chiefs were being in refusing to respond to Trudeau’s obvious respect.
They didn’t seem to realize that the time to make progress was NOW, this week, when they had Canada’s attention and a great deal of support across the country.
What they cannot do is keep raising the ante.
While the story earlier this week was that the Wet’suwet’en had worked out a deal for RCMP to move back to Houston BC, the story today was that they wanted both the RCMP AND the pipeline company to leave, and then “nation-to-nation discussions with Canada and BC” should start.
And the tactic of leisurely visiting Mohawk reserves in Eastern Canada and holding news conferences instead of talking to the prime minister doesn’t make any sense.
“We are waiting for Indigenous leadership to show that it understands,” [Trudeau] said in a news conference. “The onus is on them.”Injunctions to clear tracks must be obeyed and the law must be upheld, he said, adding that it is pointless to continue making overtures to Indigenous leaders if they aren’t accepted.“Let us be clear: all Canadians are paying the price. Some people can’t get to work, others have lost their jobs,” Trudeau said. “Essential goods … cannot get where they need to go.”The situation “is unacceptable and untenable,” he said.
Canadian support has started to evaporate when the chiefs could not seem to articulate what they wanted to achieve – no pipeline at all? a pipeline but on a different route? more negotiations for the existing route? — and when thousands of Canadians were being increasingly affected, losing jobs and fearing for their heating oil supplies.
On Twitter, the usual suspects were berating Trudeau for not acting first and thinking later. But Trudeau tried to resolve the blockades with dialogue instead of immediately turning the dispute into a dick-measuring contest like Scheer and McKay wanted.
At least the Mohawks are clear about what they want — the Mohawks have an agreement with Indigenous Services minister Marc Miller that the Ontario trains will run as soon as RCMP have withdrawn to Houston from Wet’suwet’en territory.
As Manitoba Premier Palliser said today, no individual or group has an absolute veto on natural resource projects.
“Public opinion matters on these things,” he said. “This federal Liberal government has said that reconciliation is a priority. But if you want real reconciliation, then you have to do the real work of achieving it. And you have to establish some parameters. You have to put a fence around the discussion to some degree. And you don’t do that if you don’t make it clear that everyone does not have a veto.”
Ethan Weiss, in STAT, with a personal essay about his daughter, albinism, CRISPR and ethics.
Jonathan Freedland, in The Guardian, with the last desperate warnings of Auschwitz’ few remaining survivors.
Olga Khazan, in The Atlantic, on what abortion will look like if it once again becomes illegal.
They. Don’t. Work.
None of them.
None. Of. Them.
So why does Health Canada license and allow the sale of 1,128 natural products whose listed purported use is for weight management? Or of the 671 products that purport they’ll improve sexual enhancement? Or of pretty much any of them?
Maybe the answer lies somewhere in the taxation of the $1.8 billion annual Canadian sales of vitamins and supplements?
Maybe it lies in well-intentioned hope?
Maybe it lies is political contributions and lobbying?
But the one place where it doesn’t lie is in science. Shouldn’t that be the only place that matters?