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The enduring spirit of canoe trips - The Globe and Mail
We especially love Temagami and the hidden corners of Algonquin Park.
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10 weeks ago by gregdavisdotca
Masculine Dads Raise Confident Daughters - WSJ
The summer I graduated from college, I joined my father one Saturday night at his favorite hangout, Borders Books. Much to my brother’s and my embarrassment, our father treated it like a library. via Pocket
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july 2018 by gregdavisdotca
The Case for Sustainable Meat - Quillette
Meat, we are told, is bad for the planet. It causes global warming, destroys forests, diverts substantial proportions of the world’s grain for feed, all to produce meat which only wealthy Westerners can afford. via Pocket
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april 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Why are big, insect-eating birds disappearing? Maybe we're running low on bugs. | Anthropocene
No guild of North American birds is declining so rapidly as aerial insectivores: acrobatic marvels whose maneuvers make our hearts soar, and who provide a vital ecosystem service.
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march 2018 by gregdavisdotca
A Failure of Skepticism and Common Sense: Elon Musk's Skepticism Dampening Field
A Failure of Skepticism and Common Sense: Elon Musk's Skepticism Dampening Field
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march 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Herding Cats: Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development
Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development
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march 2018 by gregdavisdotca
You can’t say that on campus - The Globe and Mail
The free-speech wars have broken out again. The battlefield this time is the little campus of Acadia University, located in bucolic Wolfville, N.S. The villain of the piece is Rick Mehta, an associate professor of psychology who's been teaching there for 14 years. via Pocket
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march 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Grunting's competitive advantage: Considerations of force and distraction
Citation: Sinnett S, Maglinti C, Kingstone A (2018) Grunting's competitive advantage: Considerations of force and distraction. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192939. http://ift.tt/2GLzOmv Editor: Mary J. Sandage, Auburn University, UNITED STATES via Pocket
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february 2018 by gregdavisdotca
"Water Is The Most Mispriced Commodity In The World". I agree
"Water Is The Most Mispriced Commodity In The World". I agree
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february 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Neanderthals thought like we do | Max Planck Society
At least 70,000 years ago Homo sapiens used perforated marine shells and colour pigments. From around 40,000 years ago he created decorative items, jewellery and cave art in Europe. via Pocket
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february 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Canada’s phony debate about carbon taxes - Macleans.ca
Ross McKitrick is a professor of economics at the University of Guelph and a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. In the Ontario PC leadership race, all four candidates hoping to replace Patrick Brown as leader oppose carbon taxes, a centrepiece of Brown’s Tory platform.
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february 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Frontiers | Prestigious Science Journals Struggle to Reach Even Average Reliability | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
In which journal a scientist publishes is considered one of the most crucial factors determining their career. The underlying common assumption is that only the best scientists manage to publish in a highly selective tier of the most prestigious journals. via Pocket
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february 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Andrew Sullivan: #MeToo and the Taboo Topic of Nature
I don’t mean the gay thing. Figuring that out in the 1970s hadn’t been easy, but I’d never questioned my sex or my gender, whatever occasional taunts came my way. via Pocket
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january 2018 by gregdavisdotca
It's Final - Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released two of its Working Group reports at the end of last month (WGI and WGIII), and their short discussio via Pocket
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january 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Benjamin Zycher on solar power - Marginal REVOLUTION
From my email, if you would like to read a more negative than usual take: “A couple of observations on your Bloomberg column on solar power: There is nothing “clean” about solar (or wind) electricity, primarily because of its intermittent nature.
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january 2018 by gregdavisdotca
Pocket and WordPress.com: Saving and Sharing Made Easy — The WordPress.com Blog
Working with our pals at Pocket — a service that lets you save articles, longreads, and other media like videos that you find on the web — we’re happy to announce you can easily save content on WordPress.
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december 2017 by gregdavisdotca
The Vulnerability Hangover: A Fresh Take on Modern Eroticism | Psychology Today
Note: From time to time, I will use this blog as a platform for new and emerging voices deserving of a broader audience. via Pocket
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december 2017 by gregdavisdotca
Why Workplace Instant Messaging Is Hot Again | WIRED
Chat is almost as old as the internet itself. But this year, investors and big tech companies alike treated workplace messaging as the next big thing. via Pocket
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december 2017 by gregdavisdotca
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
I’m James Bridle. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking about here anywhere near my own site.
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november 2017 by gregdavisdotca
Climate change in ancient Egypt overthrew pharaohs - The Washington Post
The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters. Handle a famine or drought badly as pharaoh, and you could have empire-wide revolt on your hands.
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october 2017 by gregdavisdotca
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