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Talking About Mental Health

Note: Edited 22 Jul 2017 to add comment from Alex Riley.

I’ve had some conversations about mental health lately that have made me think a lot about what it means to have a mental illness, how you navigate the world with it, and how others perceive that illness and its impact on your life. 998 more words

Watershed Moments 3.0

Hidden Parallels

Mid-July couldn’t look more different than mid-June.

A month ago, I was lying by the pool in Santorini, Greece, riding the wave that was the aftermath of a five-week international reporting trip with Northeastern’s journalism program.   1,024 more words



Time zones: why do we have them? Science blogger Jon Farrow explains: “The answers to these questions, like so much that is great in this world, involve two of my favourite things: Canada and astronomy.”


Journal ranks 2016

Last year we wrote a bibliometric paper describing a new way to rank journals, which I contend is a fairer representation of relative citation-based rankings by combining existing ones (e.g., … 169 more words


Are Clinical Trials a Waste of Time?

I wrote this article for the 23rd issue of Lateral Magazine. The piece was originally published at the beginning of the month, and I’ve republished it here under Creative Commons licence 4.0. 1,109 more words

Clinical Trials