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Gas is cheaper across town?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Travel

This is a rewrite of an old article that was lost, but it bears repeating (and it’s been 8 years since the old article anyway). We see all the time articles about where to get the cheapest gas.  Plenty of people will drive all over Hell’s half-acre to save a few pennies on gasoline… or […]

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A Physics Lesson For Pedestrians

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

This article was originally published by me in October 2011, but as I’ve been digging through old stuff looking for some gems from what I can salvage of the old site, this looked like it was worth bringing forward into 2014. You can follow updates on the more hilarious/sad aspects of this topic at I […]

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The Ottawa Sun… i.e. the sun over Ottawa

Current Events, Math and Science, Outdoors, Travel

I’m off to Australia to see the solar eclipse in November, and to assist with this, I am acquiring solar filters for my binoculars. This will allow me to watch the eclipse in full binocular glory in November. Binos are easier to transport than my telescope, by a lot, so this seems like the right […]

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Cephalopod of the Season: The Northern Taiga Octopus

Cephalopods, Entertainment, Math and Science

It being Cephalopodmas, it only seemed fitting to have an article about one of my favourite cephalopods: the Northern Taiga Octopus, aka Octopus sylva borealis.  I present to you this excerpt from the Field Guide to the Terrestrial Cephalopods of North America, third edition: 031 Northern Taiga Octopus Octopus sylva borealis Description: 14″ (36 cm) […]

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