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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.

The Hibernator’s Guide to the Galaxy

Scientists are on the verge of figuring out how to put humans in a state of suspended animation. It could be the key to colonizing Mars.



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Posted: December 5, 2022, 1:58 am

The Rosetta Stone

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Posted: December 5, 2022, 1:52 am

The Pope who Looked The Other Way

Dramatic evidence from recently-released Vatican files.



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Posted: December 5, 2022, 1:48 am

The Anti-Woke Heroes Pushing Back

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Posted: December 5, 2022, 1:42 am

Van Life Grows

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Posted: December 5, 2022, 1:38 am

Love Song to Costco

In the great halls of Costco, two of our greatest fears are assuaged — that of not having enough, and that of not being enough.



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Posted: December 4, 2022, 12:19 am

What The Mississippi Delta Teaches Me About Home—And Hope

Finding struggle and resilience on a road trip through the birthplace of the blues.



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Posted: December 4, 2022, 12:17 am

Disabled Canadian Army Veteran Paralympian Blasts Government For Offering To Euthanize Her

When she complained about how long it was taking to install stairlift at her home.



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Posted: December 4, 2022, 12:14 am

Searching for Robert Johnson

In the seven decades since his mysterious death, bluesman Robert Johnson’s legend has grown.



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Posted: December 4, 2022, 12:11 am

32 Species of Harlequin Frogs Were Found in Ecuador

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Posted: December 2, 2022, 8:03 pm

At Canadian Universities, Race and Gender Quotas Have Become a Way of Life

In their recruitment efforts, some schools now flat-out exclude white males who don’t self-identify as disabled or LGBT.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 8:01 pm

Priest Advocates Porn for Overstressed Clergy

Priests like Fr. Backhaus are no longer rare exceptions in the Church.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:59 pm

‘It’s The First Time I've Seen This in China’

On the ground in Shanghai, where young people, born after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, are fed up and fighting back against the CCP.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:56 pm

Switzerland Plans To Ban Electric Cars From The Roads

And order games consoles turned off during power shortages in a bid to reduce energy consumption.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:54 pm

Leo Strauss

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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:50 pm

Tofu Won’t Save The Planet

It might be right-on but it isn’t green.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:47 pm

The Weak Novel

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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:45 pm

Russkies Whack ‘Race-Baiting’ Pope Francis

Perhaps they’re most upset that in a remarkable new interview the pope still wouldn’t mention Vladimir Putin by name.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:41 pm

British Medical Journal

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Posted: December 2, 2022, 1:28 am

San Francisco Becomes First US city To Allow Police Robots To Kill Suspects

Remote controlled machines will be able to administer deadly force following an emotionally charged debate.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 1:26 am

‘Zombie Virus’ Discovered

After being trapped in Siberian permafrost for nearly 50,000 years.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 1:24 am

Eating Well Is a Portal Into Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’

Proust loved not only food, but writing food.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 1:21 am

Quentin Tarantino and Bob Dylan Essentially Wrote the Same Book

One writes as acutely as his best critics. The other’s a different story.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 1:19 am

The Forgotten Genius of Compton Mackenzie

The long-lost writer emancipated the English novel.



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Posted: December 2, 2022, 1:16 am