Tag Archives: science

Saturday Snap – New Reading Glasses

Apparently the latest research is showing that kids that don’t quite need regular glasses can still benefit from starting with reading glasses which, in turn, reduces their prescription when they do get glasses and also the odds of worse eye problems (glaucoma, etc.) later in life.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – @ryanmeili TEDxRegina Talk (May 2012) #skpoli #skndpldr

If you’re new to the NDP and/or legitimately trying to decide who’s the best choice for Leader out of Ryan Meili and Trent Wotherspoon, the TED Talk that Ryan gave at the University of Regina in 2012 is probably the quickest and easiest way to get a sense of who Ryan is, what he stands […]

The Cult of Instant Pot

It was one of this year’s hottest Black Friday items online and the Instant Pot ™ combination pressure cooker/slow cooker, invented by a group of former Nortel engineers in Ottawa, has been compared to a cult for its fanatical following. What’s the appeal?  It quickly cooks food that’s tasty, healthy and, compared to the 1970’s pressure […]

Music Monday – “I grew up like my daddy did/My grandpa cleared this land/When I was five I walked the fence/While grandpa held my hand”

I don’t think I’ve ever posted this song for Music Monday but it’s one of my favourites of all-time. “Rain on the Scarecrow” – John Mellencamp Although I knew fairly early that I was never going to be a farmer (my standard line on the subject is that, growing up, I was more into books […]

Friday Fun Link – Hot Ones “Hot Sauce Challenge”

I stumbled across this YouTube series and am completely hooked. The conceit is that a hot sauce company challenges various “B” level celebrities to eat wings with a variety of ever-increasing hot sauces on them while also conducting an interview. I haven’t watched them all but here are some of my favourite interviews so far…  

Music Monday – “Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified/And then I see the look in your eyes” #solareclipse2017

There was no shortage of songs to listen to during today’s solar eclipse. But in terms of a song to highlight for my Music Monday post, there is only one choice – a song I’ve loved since it came out in 1983 (and which I kept playing on repeat throughout the morning before the eclipse […]

Saturday Snap – Honeycomb Campfire

Not sure if there’s another name for this style of campfire (maybe “log cabin”?) but I’ve become a big fan of it this summer, partly because you can build it so big, sort of like the world’s most dangerous game of Jenga! 😉 The day after a fun pot luck supper with many of the […]

Friday Fun Link – r/solareclipse

We were out at the lake all weekend and just got back today (Tuesday) but I’m going to do a few quick backdated posts for the past few days starting with the Friday Fun Link I missed – Reddit’s r/solareclipse sub-Reddit which actually works really well as a delayed link because it now has lots of […]

Friday Fun Link – Camping Hifi

Bluetooth speaker in a bucket…

What Are Some Books That Everyone Studying Biology Should Read?

Actually, anyone who wants to be informed about the world around them should read many of these books.