Scientists

Net Neutrality Divide: Canada and the U.S. Go Separate Ways on an Open Internet

This week’s announcement that the U.S. telecommunications regulator plans to roll back net-neutrality regulations sparked an immediate backlash from those who fear that the decision will turn the Internet into a cable-like service dominated by the carriers and deep-pocketed giants that can afford ...

If there were an adult at Laurier University, none of this would have happened - Loonie Politics

  The strategic brilliance of the staff and faculty of Wilfrid Laurier University really must be commended.  They’ve managed to turn a low-grade teaching moment into an international free-speech nuclear showdown. You see, what happened was teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd showed a TVO clip w ...

It's time for a public inquiry into fracking in B.C.

Ben Parfitt Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past 10 years. That may come as a surprise to some people who thought that growth in B.C.'s natural gas industry hinged on the emergence of a Liquefied Natural Gas sector. It does not. The reality is ...

Why Meeting the Paris Climate Goals Is an Existential Threat to Fossil Fuel Industries

By Henry Kelly, University of Michigan Attacks on climate policies are not really about the science. They’re about the future of fossil fuels. Any program with a reasonable chance of meeting the goals embraced by the 2016 Paris accords (holding global temperature increases below 1.5 to 2 deg ...

Episode 64: Cloudera’s Tom Reilly and Hilary Mason Talk Machine Learning

When you think of Cloudera, the billion-dollar software company that’s virtually a household name, you probably think of a cloud-based, new technology data warehousing company. Sure, but did you know that Cloudera is currently a challenger in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management An ...

A jellyfish chat on November 28, 2017 at Café Scientifique Vancouver get together

Café Scientifique Vancouver sent me an announcement (via email) about their upcoming event, We are pleased to announce our next café which will happen on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH at 7:30PM in the back room of YAGGER'S DOWNTOWN (433 W Pender). JELLYFISH – FRIEND, FOE, OR FOOD? Did you know th ...

Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

David Suzuki In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, "I hope to go into politics." We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it. Things have changed in hal ...

Why you shouldn’t believe all those predictions of a stormy, snowy winter

’Tis the season for seasonal forecasts. And already Canadians are being told to get set for a whale of a winter ahead. But what’s the real scientific weight behind these ultra-long term weather predictions? Not much, it turns out. Earlier this month, officials with the US National Oceanic and ...

Colour: an art/science open call for submissions

The submission deadline for this open ‘art/sci’ call is January 17, 2018 (from a November 29, 2017 Art/Science Salon announcement; received via email), COLOUR: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? An exhibition exploring colour as a phenomenon that crosses the boundaries of the arts and sciences. Artists ...

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