It’s quite a time for weird weather, and it doesn’t get much weirder than snow falling in one of the hottest places in the world. On Sunday, Ain Sefra, a desert town in Algeria known as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” experienced a substantial amount of snow for reportedly the third […]

The amazing recent snowfall in the Sahara desert.


The Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to dismantle net neutrality regulations in the United States is a subject of controversy among internet service providers, subscription networks, civilians and lawmakers. This decision could potentially create a ripple effect in the future for Canadians — but how? Read Article:  http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/archive/2018/01/10/

Net neutrality changes in U.S. could change Canadian law in ...


Trust has always been a key instrument of economics. Up until recently, central banks have acted as the metaphorical custodian of trust, employing complex processes that force populations to participate in bank accounts and credit cards to earn trust benefits, like credit scores. Yet, devastating moments such as the 2008 […]

An interesting article on what affect blockchain technology could have ...



With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, watching a movie during a flight is hardly an immersive experience. Yet, frequent fliers may have found themselves – or at least witnessed others – welling up at the most innocuous of films while […]

How Flying Affects Your Body and Mind


The City of Vancouver is three years into its four-year plan to create 1,000 childcare spaces, and says it’s on track to surpass its target. In the last three years, the city says it has achieved 98 per cent of its target to create 1,000 new childcare spaces across the city. It […]

How Vancouver, British Columbia expects to achieve and surpass its ...


Viable synthetic DNA [Scientists] produced in a test tube a totally artificial copy of a type of DNA virus.… The particular type of viral DNA (called Phi X174) the researchers made is an extremely simple molecule of only five or six genes. Their achievement, however, lays the foundation for eventual […]

The 50 year anniversary of synthetic DNA.



PEOPLE LOVE THEIR libraries. And when their governments put money toward them, they even love to visit them. A 2012 report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services found that when investment in libraries drops, as it has in the US since 2009, usage typically falls with it. But the inverse was also […]

Amazing photographs of the most beautiful libraries in the world.


By: David P. Ball Metro Published on Thu Dec 07 2017 It would be preposterous to imagine a river, tree or orca hiring a lawyer, if only because of their lack of opposable thumbs or access to a retainer budget. But it’s not actually such a wild idea for one University of British Columbia […]

An interesting article discussing the viewpoint that nature needs to ...


We often say the same sweet, nonsensical things to our dogs that we say to our babies—and in almost the same slow, high-pitched voice. Now, scientists have shown that puppies find our pooch-directed speech exciting, whereas older dogs are somewhat indifferent. The findings show, for the first time, that young […]

What dogs hear when we talk to them



The Beautiful Relationship Between Physics and Jazz Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist, but he’s also a jazz fanatic whose musical obsession has helped him better understand the world of cosmology, quantum gravity and particle physics. Watch Video:  https://www.wired.com/video/physics-of-jazz/

The fascinating ways in which jazz and physics are alike.