Entries by Buckwheat

Fighting an Infodemic with Cognitive Vaccines

From the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website: An infodemic is too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. It causes confusion and risk-taking behaviours that can harm health. It also leads to mistrust in health authorities and undermines the public health response. An infodemic can intensify […]

Governing Bodies Can Implode

On August 16, 1999, Alberta’s Learning Minister, Lyle Oberg, dissolved the Calgary Board of Education and appointed temporary trustees.  The board had become so dysfunctional that it imploded.  Some board members held such strong stances, bordering on extreme views, that they could not make it work. One of the members had interned at the Fraser […]

First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

From the NASA website below The dawn of a new era in astronomy has begun as the world gets its first look at the full capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). The telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data were released during […]

UN Treaty to Control Plastic Pollution

From: CBC’s Quirk and Quarks,  March 12th, 2022 Episode: On March 2, at a meeting of the United Nations Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, the world’s nations agreed to negotiate a global agreement to control plastic pollution. We speak to Max Liboiron, a plastics pollution researcher at Memorial University of Newfoundland, about how the world created its plastics […]

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Launches Soon

Hi KASHA science fans, The launch date for this new space telescope is scheduled for December 25 but it can be delayed.  See the latest information on the launch time here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/james-webb-space-telescope-launch-update This telescope will surpass the capabilities of the Hubble telescope.  It is the most powerful telescope ever built. The telescope will be able […]

Homeopathic remedies: Investigating drugstore chains

Source: CBC Market Place – https://www.cbc.ca/news/marketplace Some pharmacists working in Canada’s top drugstores are recommending homeopathic products to consumers, even though, experts say, these products are essentially sugar water or sugar pills with no scientific evidence they can do what they claim, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found. Host Asha Tomlinson and Marketplace producers spoke with 10 pharmacists […]

Conference on Religious Trauma 2021

May 11, 2021 – May 16, 2021 KASHA is pleased to announce KASHA member Janice Selbie’s on-line conference on religious trauma. KASHA members can get a discount of $15 USD – use code MAIL15. See full details here: https://pheedloop.com/CORT/site/home/ WELCOME to the inaugural Conference on Religious Trauma. Our goals for CORT include educating therapists and […]

Cyclists Making the Electric Car go Farther

Electric automobiles are popping up everywhere now.  Even the big three (Gm, Ford, Chrysler) are back in the game.  And how about an all-electric Hummer from GM!  Things have changed from the time when they were killing off the electric car.  Remember the 2006 documentary, ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’. Canada is leading in this […]