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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 Case For Liberal Pessimism

A dose of realism about our predicament could be exactly what liberals need.



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Posted: January 18, 2021, 12:55 am

Not Such a Hero: The Tarnished Legend of Robin Hood

Far from being a selfless righter of wrongs, the outlaw was a brutal killer.



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Posted: January 18, 2021, 12:52 am

Sandflies

New Zealand's blood-sucking summer nightmare (actually, it's year-round).




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Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:13 am

For Australia

A secret document raises crucial questions about US foreign policy.



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Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:11 am

‘Colonialism Had Never Really Ended’

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Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:09 am

Insect Populations Suffering Death By 1,000 Cuts

‘Frightening’ global decline is ‘tearing apart tapestry of life’, with climate crisis a critical concern.



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Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:06 am

CES 2021 Highlights: 79 Gadgets and Glimpses Into the Future

The consumer electronics show was virtual this year, and the WIRED Gear crew watched all the Zooms to bring you this list of nearly 80 products, trends, musings, and photos.



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Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:01 am

Stanford Scientist Can Tell If You’re A Liberal

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Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:46 pm

Norway Urgently Changes Covid Vaccine Guidance

After 23 die in days following Pfizer jab.



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Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:42 pm

Tennis-COVID Cases on Player Flights

 Leave Australian Open buildup in disarray.



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Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:34 pm

Safeguards Needed

To stop ex-government officials from working for China.



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Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:31 pm

Why We’re Not Doing Better on COVID Vaccines

Liberal government pharmaceutical policy has failed Canadians at our time of greatest need.



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Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:29 pm

Ontario Doctors

Asked to prepare for ICU triage scenario.




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Posted: January 16, 2021, 1:17 am

Dostoevsky in Love by Alex Christofi Review – Unpredictable, Dangerous and Thrilling

His marriages were disastrous but his words were so rousing they made strangers embrace... a superb study of the Russian novelist.





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Posted: January 16, 2021, 1:15 am

Mother Accused of Child Abuse

 For letting her child decide own gender.



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Posted: January 16, 2021, 1:12 am

Medical Brain is Google's Latest Attempt to Revolutionize Health Care

Google is working on a slew of AI tools that can predict symptoms and disease with a level of accuracy that is being met with hope as well as alarm (as will be dealt with in the final book of the Doctor Sababa series—The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa).



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Posted: January 14, 2021, 9:40 pm

Evolution’s Engineers

Organisms do not evolve blindly under forces beyond their control, but shape and influence the evolutionary environment itself.




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Posted: January 14, 2021, 1:45 am

Is the Schrödinger Equation True?

Just because a mathematical formula works does not mean it reflects reality.



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Posted: January 13, 2021, 3:15 am

Map Reveals How US Hospitals Are Overwhelmed

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Posted: January 13, 2021, 3:13 am

New Zealand Succumbs To China

In a sad display.



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Posted: January 13, 2021, 3:10 am

On Matter

A breakthrough in measuring the building blocks of nature.



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Posted: January 12, 2021, 1:39 am

Car Concerts

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Posted: January 12, 2021, 1:35 am

The Problem of Now

The injunction to immerse yourself in the present might be psychologically potent, but is it metaphysically meaningful?



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Posted: January 11, 2021, 2:16 am

Ancient ‘Hyena-pig’

 Discovered to have once roamed Oregon.



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Posted: January 11, 2021, 2:14 am

World’s Largest Insect Farm To Be Built In Illinois

Amid signs of soaring food inflation.



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Posted: January 11, 2021, 2:12 am
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