Posts from the ‘Science’ category

Health questionnaires and long hockey games

A couple of friends are running worthy projects at the moment, and I wanted to share them: The BC Generations Project is a cancer-prevention project sponsored…

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The Endocrine Rosary

This is either funny, banal or rude. Or all three. I was reading this Slate article, discussing whether or not children were entering puberty earlier than…

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Bill Gates on Energy, Climate and the Traveling Wave Reactor

I just watched a great TED talk by Bill Gates. He cogently explains the real threat of climate change, particularly to the world’s poorest 2 billion…

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Why Do I Smell Like Windex After Exercising?

This is a little gross. If you don’t want to read about my sweat, you might want to skip this entry. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve…

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What is This Atmospheric Phenomenon?

Today I flew to Toronto for a speaking gig. I had this awesomely spacious window seat in the exit row. I was looking out the window…

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Yesterday King Herod, Today Copernicus

Yesterday I read a fascinating report about how archaeologists may have found the tomb of King Herod: On the basis of a study of the architectural…

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“Brilliant” is Reasonably, Well, Brilliant

Last week we had the good fortune to be invited to the opening night of “Brilliant”, an Electric Company show (there’s a company that deserves a…

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What is the Point of the Large Hadron Collider?

As you no doubt know, there’s been a great deal of online buzz about the Large Hadron Collider, and how they recently flipped the big on…

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