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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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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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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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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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Does the speed of sound change with temperature?

Posted  February 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Sound travels faster in warmer air

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A writer and sound engineer investigates the science of the human voice

Posted  December 21, 2018  by  Anonymous

Now You’re Talking looks at the evolution of human voice from caveman to artificial intelligence

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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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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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