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Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules have morphed from medicine to manuscript. He lives with Robyn on Vancouver Island and in New Zealand, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

Australia’s Trade Clash with China

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Posted: November 24, 2020, 1:16 am

Stellar Missing Link

16-year-old cosmic mystery solved.




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Posted: November 24, 2020, 1:13 am

‘Autistic’ Boy Can Name Any Car Ever Mad

And makes amazingly lifelike photos with his model collection.



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Posted: November 24, 2020, 1:11 am

China's Meat Import Suspension

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Posted: November 24, 2020, 1:08 am

When Science Was the Best Show in America


The first US museum was devoted to truth and reason. Then the circus came to town.




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Posted: November 24, 2020, 1:05 am

Ya Think?

Plan to exclude mental illnesses from assisted-dying criteria prompts legal, moral questions.




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Posted: November 24, 2020, 1:02 am

When Einstein Tilted at Windmills


The young physicist’s quest to prove the theories of Ernst Mach.



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Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:58 am

Was 2008 the Year China Triumphed Over the West?


Historians are likely to look back at the financial crash as the turning point in the balance of power.



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Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:56 am

When Pirates Studied Euclid


How did the sailors of early modern Europe learn to traverse the world’s seas? By going to school and doing maths problems.



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Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:53 am

The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung

How the theoretical physicist and analyst came together and then apart.



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Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:50 am

Kiwiana

 New Zealand offers Biden tips on COVID-19 after successful response.



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Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:41 am

Really...

Nod for Ayurveda doctors to do surgeries.



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Posted: November 23, 2020, 2:20 am

Half-Life 2’s Garden Gnome Reaches Space Aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron

Valve’s Gabe Newell, with an assist from Weta Workshop, sent the garden gnome to space aboard an Electron booster on Thursday. Go Kiwis.




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Posted: November 23, 2020, 2:16 am

The Weirdest People in the World Review – A Theory-of-everything Study

“Weird” stands for “western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic”. But this theory as to why Europe advanced raises difficult questions.



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:34 pm

Japanese Town Deploys Growling Robot ‘Wolves’ to Protect Residents From Bears

And who will protect them from the robot wolves?



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:32 pm

19 Public Servants are Working Part-time on Morneau’s OECD Bid


Global Affairs Canada doesn't know yet how much Morneau’s campaign will cost taxpayers.



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:28 pm

‘Like Being Grilled Alive’: The Fear of Living With a Hackable Heart

A device connected to my heart could save my life. It could also be hacked.



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:25 pm

CNN’s South Dakota Nurse’s Story Unravels Even Further,

 And it just gets strange...



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 1:00 am

This Massive Sector Is The Next Market Amazon Will Disrupt

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Posted: November 21, 2020, 12:56 am

R.I.P. Jan

 Jan Morris: ‘You’re talking to someone at the very end of things.




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Posted: November 21, 2020, 12:53 am

Chinese Flower Has Evolved to Be Less Visible to Pickers


Fritillaria delavayi, used in traditional medicine, turning grey to blend into rocks.



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 12:50 am

Hospitals Know What’s Coming

“We are on an absolutely catastrophic path,” said a COVID-19 doctor at America’s best-prepared hospital.



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Posted: November 21, 2020, 12:48 am

Do We Send the Goo?

The ability to stir new life into being, all across the Universe, compels us to ask why life matters in the first place.




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Posted: November 21, 2020, 12:46 am

Robbie Fulks Dives Headfirst into the Strangely Messy World of Gordon Lightfoot

And 236 songs later, our writer nearly drowns.



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Posted: November 20, 2020, 2:03 am

Suffering, Unfaltering Manet

Even in ill health, the painter continued to shock his audience.



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Posted: November 20, 2020, 2:01 am
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