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Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing problems much like ours in Frisco and what we learned about life from the starfish
Also: loud comedy from an Uber car, grim living in an English family and Jews eluding the Nazis in wartime Berlin
Jul 11th, 2019
Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira
Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker
Sep 23rd, 2016
Scientist Alejandro Frid's Book Tackles Climate Change Wisely
New book by Scientist Alejandro Frid explores new ways of thinking about climate change.
Oct 13th, 2015
Rockin’ Meryl Streep, creepy 'Gift', the Vancouver birth of Greenpeace and brilliant 'Shaun the Sheep'
There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.
Aug 7th, 2015
Opinion: Clark selling out future generations to placate Malaysian oil and gas giant
Christy Clark’s about to drive another nail into the coffin of B.C.’s economic and environmental future. It’s such an unusual move for the B.C. legislature that so far it isn’t even listed on the...
Jul 1st, 2015
Bill Nye to receive SFU honorary degree
Scientist, educator and television performer “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” is one of the individuals set to receive an honorary degree from SFU.
Mar 16th, 2015
New movies in Vancouver
It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...
Feb 27th, 2015
Lack of rigorous science to support B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt
While the global trend for brown bears moves towards extinction, the Liberal government maintains the fate of B.C.’s grizzly bears will be different.
Jan 16th, 2015
David Thompson Student's Fuel Cell Powers Multiple Science Fair and Essay Honours
Vancouver student Austin Wang took top honours at the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, with his essay titled The Next Sustainable Energy Source-Bacteria. The David Thompson Secondary...
May 14th, 2014
Environment Canada defensive about 'muzzling' scientists, letter shows
A formal letter to Environment Canada staff reveals high-level concerns regarding internal perception of the 'muzzling' of scientists.
Dec 12th, 2013