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Science Borealis Covers The Body of Evidence

Dec 6, 2017

"The winner of our 'Canada's Favourite Blog for 2017' contest was Body of Evidence, run by scientists keen on cutting through the prolific medical misinformation found on the Internet. Take a quick look at their site and you'll find many ways to administer your regular dose of medical news-blog post, podcast, or video....


Book Review: Stephen Fry's The Hippopotamus

Jul 15, 2017

"So is that why you came here, then? Just to pour cold water all over us? Just to sneer up your snotty sleeve? If you can't take it seriously, why try and ruin our happiness?"

You might be forgiven for thinking that Stephen Fry's The Hippopotamus--a 1994 novel and now a theatrical release--is a British comedy of manners...


Bill Nye Saves the World

May 8, 2017

There is a particular flavour of disappointment that slowly builds up in some tongue-like brain region when someone we look up to in our own field fails publicly. It's one of those concepts that have a word in German but that seem to be missing in English, like Schadenfreude.

I pinned hopes on Bill Nye because, as a...