Twitter: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The other day I turned on Twitter and was confronted with this tweet: "Your next 10 minutes would be far better spent meditating than reading your Twitter feed." — The One You Feed (@oneyoufeed) September 3, 2017 That morning I ended up spending only a few minutes on Twitter before turning it off to do…

Wednesday on the Web – 9 Aug edition

Better late than never, right? This past week I’ve been out riding my bike on the local rail trail, and it’s been smoky from the BC wildfires the whole time. Sometimes it smells as though they’re right here, that the flames must be licking at the forest just a few hundred metres away. But we…

Wednesday on the Web – 26 July Edition

This week was fairly quiet on the BC wildfire front, with the exception of some really good news for evacuees. Residents of 100 Mile, 103 Mile, 105 Mile, 108 Mile, Lac La Hache were allowed to return home, and the Princeton fire was 100% contained, which meant those residents could also return home—and Highway 5A…

Wednesday on the Web: 5 Jul Edition

Science funding in Canada A new report from the Global Young Academy, spearheaded by three Canadian professors, determined that 40% of Canadian scientists had turned from basic to applied research in the last decade in response to changes in the government’s funding model. They argue that this reduces the likelihood of ‘Einstein-like thinking,’ as researchers…