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Place in the Sun Puts 300 Days of Sunlight in a Bottle of Shiraz

April 17, 2014 1:55 pm
Place in the Sun Puts 300 Days of Sunlight in a Bottle of Shiraz

Three hundred days of sunlight might seem like a dream, with all this wacky Canadian spring weather, but Place in the Sun has managed to bottle those golden rays. Here’s something new to sip on this summer—Place in the Sun has a South African Shiraz made with the grapes of […]

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Putting the “Science” in “Science Fiction” – Telerobotics

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Putting the “Science” in “Science Fiction” – Telerobotics

In the past I have spoken about both autonomous robotic drones and power armour suits that are operated by the person wearing them. However some films, such as Surrogates and Iron Man 3 explore the idea of merging the two, creating robots that can be remotely controlled as if a […]

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What Problem Do We Believe Private Health Insurance is Going to Fix?

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What Problem Do We Believe Private Health Insurance is Going to Fix?

By Mark Stabile Canada is about to face its second court challenge over restrictions on private health insurance when Dr. Brian Day’s case appears before the courts in September 2014.  It is true that there are examples of jurisdictions that value universal health insurance coverage and also allow private insurance […]

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Parasites—and their role in a healthy society—to be explored at Canadian Museum of Nature’s NatureTalks

April 16, 2014 1:13 pm
Parasites—and their role in a healthy society—to be explored at Canadian Museum of Nature’s NatureTalks

What first comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘parasite’? Many would agree that images of insects, bacteria and squirmy, unidentifiable objects consume their thoughts. A parasite is defined as an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the […]

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