Is it fair to characterize Premier John Horgan as “anti-science”?

I’ll start this column by offering some positive comments about Premier John Horgan. First off, he seems more concerned about the cost of living for average folks than any BC first minister in a generation. His government has limited rent increases in the face of lots of howling from landlords. I know — the critics … Read more

Science in the Shadow of the French Revolution

In 1788, Jacques Louis David painted a full-length double portrait of the chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier, his wife and scientific collaborator, casting them as personifications of the Enlightenment. They set the striking pair in an elegant drawing room — evoking an apartment they occupied in the Paris Arsenal where … Read more

Mattea’s slim victory: Canadian former contestants on the science of ‘Jeopardy!’ bets

TORONTO – Canadian “Jeopardy!” champ Mattea Roach extended an impressive win streak Thursday with her 18th consecutive triumph. It allows the 23-year-old to face another pair of challengers Friday, when victory would move her up the ranking for top consecutive wins. She currently has the eighth-longest win streak in the program’s history but one more … Read more

Fellaz, a Web3 Entertainment NFT Solution Platform, Signed

SINGAPORE, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fellaz, a web3 NFT solution platform for the entertainment industry, announced a strategic partnership with Hype Labs on the 27th of April. Hype Labs as an accelerating partner and strategic investor as part of the Fellaz ecosystem will provide ongoing support in technology and business development. Fellaz is … Read more

With Opera forms orchestra of Ukrainian musicians

The Metropolitan Opera is partnering with the Polish National Opera and the Ukrainian government to organize a tour of Ukrainian musicians throughout Europe and America this summer, the opera companies announced Monday. The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra will culminate its tour with Aug. 18 and 19 concerts at Lincoln Center and an Aug. 20 Finals at … Read more

Psychologist hired by Depp testifies about Heard’s health | entertainment

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A forensic psychologist testified Tuesday that actor Amber Heard suffers from borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder, as the civil lawsuit between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp continues to wallow in the couple’s personal issues. Depp is suing Heard for dragonfly in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote … Read more

Psychologist hired by Depp testifies about Heard’s health | Ap entertainment

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A forensic psychologist testified Tuesday that actor Amber Heard suffers from borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder, as the civil lawsuit between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp continues to wallow in the couple’s personal issues. Depp is suing Heard for dragonfly in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote … Read more

Police release videos in probe of Baldwin film-set shooting | entertainment

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Law enforcement officials released a trove of video evidence Monday in the ongoing investigation of a fatal October shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin on the set of a Western movie. Data files released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office include lapel camera recordings taken … Read more

Parents sue after death of teen from Florida drop tower ride | entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old boy who fell to his death from a 430-foot (131-meter) drop-tower ride in central Florida’s tourist district sued its owner, manufacturer and landlord on Monday, claiming they were negligent and failed to provide a safe amusement ride. The parents of Tire Sampson said in the lawsuit … Read more