Entries by Buckwheat

Why so many people practice ‘denialism’

Source: CBC Radio – ‘The Sunday Edition’, August 17, 2018 Climate change is on a lot of people’s minds during this summer of extreme heat and lethal wildfires across the Northern Hemisphere. People see its devastating effects not as an abstract possibility in some hypothetical future, but unfolding in front of their own eyes. Scientists make ever […]

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written by John Waddington For over one hundred years, evolution of organic creatures has been accepted as a fact. That over millions of years life has developed and improved from simple designs in the distant past, to the complex ones we see today. Most of us accept this without thinking much about it, assuming that we […]

Cape Breton Pharmacy Pulls Homeopathic Products from Shelves

Author: Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith · CBC News · Posted: Jun 05, 2018 3:43 PM “If you are not comfortable selling something, you have to make some sort of a stand on it,”  says pharmacist. A drug store in Baddeck, N.S., will no longer carry homeopathic products because its pharmacist says there’s a lack of evidence proving their effectiveness. “It’s almost to […]

Reading List for Summertime (or anytime…)

written by Tania Kuehn A few days ago, I was at work and mentioned to a co-worker that I’d had a somewhat frustrating morning due to a few incidents that had had happened during my shift so far. She nodded sympathetically and suggested that, how about on my coffee break, I head out for a […]

If I Had a Child…

written by Tania Kuehn It’s been a year of babies, here in my little world. A couple weeks ago, a friend called and we chatted briefly, as we do a few times a year. When a baby started to fuss in the background, she told me that — surprise! — she’d had a baby recently. […]

Woman dies after undergoing bee acupuncture treatment

A woman in Spain died after undergoing a supposedly routine “bee acupuncture” treatment and then suffering an allergic reaction that put her in a coma. Read more at this link: http://torontosun.com/news/world/woman-dies-after-undergoing-bee-acupuncture-treatment/wcm/df25592e-89a0-45b3-8c99-05abf54e0c2b

W5: No Witnesses

Internal policies within the Jehovah’s Witnesses may be preventing pedophiles and sex offenders from being brought to justice. Click on the link below to watch the CTV’s W5 documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ja8dMEmPY Read more on the ‘Michigan Skeptics Association’ website. http://www.miskeptics.org/2016/03/do-jehovahs-witnesses-still-have-a-major-pedophile-problem/  

Shrinking Creatures, Evolution, and Climate Change in B.C.

Evolution is happening right before our eyes and beneath our feet, here in the Okanagan. University of British Columbia research has found that beetles in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland are shrinking as they adapt to warming temperatures.  Salamanders, Arctic butterflies, and coyotes are among other creatures that are evolving into smaller versions of themselves […]

From dresses to space travel, graphene could do just about anything

The material Graphene has been called everything from a “wonder material,” to a “miracle substance,” to “the future of engineering and technology.” Made completely out of carbon, graphene is a two-dimensional sheet that’s one atom thick and invisible to the eye — yet it’s stronger than steel, and can conduct electricity with very little resistance. Since graphene was […]