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On the Origin of Science Writers

Every now and then, I get an email from someone who’s keen to get into science writing and wants to know how I started. Whenever I reply, and I always try to, I’m always left with the nagging feeling that my experience is but one of a multitude of ... read more

This week in science history: The paradigm shifter dies

In the book, Kuhn formulated his concept of “paradigm shift”. The Stanford authors explain how, through his study of science history, Kuhn had come to distrust the traditional perspective that science develops “by the addition of new truths to the ... read more

Ranking the Last Decade of NHL Draft Results

As fans, insiders, writers and “trusted hockey men” alike are painstakingly ... Hilariously, the next closest to 100 games from the Habs’ draft history is Mikhail Sergachev (2016; no longer with the organisation). Given what we know about the ... read more

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Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.

Sitting in the mezzanine at Studio 54 in January, the Sotos were watching John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons ... she imagined she would go to college to study forensic science or genetics. Wanting a break after high school, in 2015, she ... read more

Bettie Woodson Weaver — Midlothian teacher, writer and historian — dies at 98

She brought it with passion into her classroom through a creative curriculum infused with history, science, art, reading, spelling and math that was so much more than rote textbook. Her Watkins children, parents and colleagues struggled to to keep up with ... read more

The Power and Promise of Psychedelics: Michael Pollan Show Us How to Change Our Minds

This is good stuff. Pollan elegantly blends science, medicine, memoir, travel writing and history in a dazzlingly authoritative dive into his subject matter. If you want to read only one book on psychedelics, make it this one. The subject is something of a ... read more

How Can We Expand The Way We Write About Our Identities?

Jess Zimmerman, writer and editor-in-chief of Electric Literature ... as opposed to one fixed by physicality, ethnicity, or history. It’s a far cry from the call to carve up our bodies into their constituent oppressions, the all-too-common misuse ... read more

Twenty-five per cent of seafood sold in Metro Vancouver is mislabelled

Authors of the UBC study support several measures ... with information about where fish was caught or farmed, its processing history, and the fishing/farming methods used UBC food science PhD candidate Yaxi Hu was lead author on the study, published ... read more

AlienCon Was Out of This World

Merging the universes of science fact with science fiction, AlienCon began as a way to celebrate the History Channel's Ancient Aliens ... it’s more the authors and people who research this stuff. I am having fun just taking a back seat and hanging ... read more


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