Posts from the ‘Science’ category

Want to Really Go Green? Have Fewer Babies

I recently finished the fascinating, sad and encouraging The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. Coincidentally, I also read a Slate article by Daniel Engber examining…

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Dumb Question: Where Do Mosquitos Go In the Winter?

I should know the answer to this, because it seems like a profoundly stupid question. But seriously, how do populations of mosquitos survive winter? Winnipeg is…

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The Islands of Zavikon are both in Canada

Today Neatorama linked to a photo purporting to show two islands linked by a foot bridge in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario: The island on…

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The Lake Wobegon Effect on Facebook

I just happened to see the results of this poll on Facebook, and was amused by such a clear example of the Lake Wobegon Effect in…

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The Mysteries of Happiness

I think Tapestry is one of the CBC’s most consistently interesting programs. They often have fascinating, learned guests, and talk about topics of religion, spirituality, and…

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Expanding Waists, Decreasing Populations?

I listened to the second half of that BBC documentary on obesity that I mentioned. It was equally fascinating, and it got me thinking about the…

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Mashups, Education Style

Fellow Northern Voice organizer Brian Lamb has written an instructive and very readable (that is, comprehensible to laypersons) article about mashups and how they apply in…

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Plastic Surgeons Hot and Bothered About G-Spot Augmentation

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the newest plastic surgery on the market is a, uh, shot to your g-spot. Somewhat mundanely, they call it the…

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