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Shark Week!

” Why would I want to watch a week-long thing about nasty, dangerous sharks?”

This thought went through my mind when I first heard about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. 360 more words

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Something New

I sit down at the table, studying every one of the attendees one by one. To an extent, we clash, but I can’t help but feel that if we just try, we could work together well. 787 more words

Teenaged Superhero Society

S&F: Lachesis

The following is very loosely based on the recent research in telomeres, aging & disease. I took a bit of a left turn into Greek mythology. 8 more words

Simon And Finn

S&F Nanoparticles

The following S&F cartoon was created for The Potent, a Canadian environmental news and media blog. It’s surprisingly difficult to find consistent information about the impact of nanoparticles on human/environmental health, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we read more about them in the future.

Simon And Finn

A Meditation on Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia", and a slight review of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre's production of same

No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.

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Artsy Stuff

Ever since I was little . . .

Every since I was little I figured a human being would want to strive for a certain level of cultural literacy. And, by “culture” I mean “the things that people do and think about. 735 more words

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"The Interstellar Age" by Jim Bell: to the highth of this great Argument

Taking advantage of a rare celestial alignment of the planets, those two robots, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, gave us all our first detailed, high-resolution, glorious views of the solar system beyond Mars, revealing the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and their panoply of rings and moons, in all their awesome wonder — not just for scientists, but also for poets, musicians, painters, novelists, moviemakers, historians, and even kids.

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