Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chocolate clothes for Hallowe’en

We all tend to over indulge on various types of not so healthy food this time of year. Well, the The 16th Salon du Chocolat in Paris puts chocolate to a different use. Clothes that are totally recyclable. Feast your … Continue reading

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Another amazing photographer

This one from close to home. I don’t know Chris, but I have been drawn to his amazing photos on the PEI Talk Forums Chris Wilkinson, Photographer * chris@spinphoto.ca, 902-393-2959 Lots more of his photos here.

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Scientific Success Story – Polio

I came on a story today about a new version of the polio vaccine. According to the BBC, A new version of the polio vaccine is helping to eradicate this debilitating disease. Although it has been many years since it … Continue reading

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First photograph of people

In 1838, Daguerre took this photograph of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris which contains the first images of  human beings – fuzzy as it is. A bootblack and his customer appear in what otherwise looks like a deserted street. … Continue reading

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Rikki Tikki Tavi

Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk! Eye to eye and head to head, (Keep the measure, Nag.) This shall end when one is dead; (At thy pleasure, Nag.) Turn for turn and twist for twist- (Run and hide thee, Nag.) Hah! The hooded Death has … Continue reading

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Omar Khadr’s “Guilty” Plea

Two days ago, Omar Khadr plead guilty in  a ‘trial’ that is an embarrassment to both Canada and the US. At Human Rights First, Daphne Eviata records her day in the courtroom. But as he entered his guilty plea this morning … Continue reading

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Scientific success story – Rinderpest

This month, for only the second time ever, a disease has been declared totally eradicated. The first, and most famous, was smallpox.  The new one is a livestock disease that, fortunately never got a foothold on this side of the … Continue reading

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International Politics and “The Family”

Gays in Uganda have been faced with genocide in a bill that was tabled to make repeat homosexual acts a capital offence. International outrage has  delayed the passage of the bill, but life is still very tough for gays in … Continue reading

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Australian Reef Photography Competition

I love animal pictures, especially unusual photos. The gallery of the competition is here This one is my favorite:  

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Why is the sun yellow?

As anyone who knows me is aware, I’m a bit of a science nerd. I’m a biologist by education and inclination, but other aspects fascinate me as well. For example, here is a post from a theoretical astrophysicist about the … Continue reading

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