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Another piece of the puzzle of plant #evolution has been found.
A team of scientists has solved a long-running mystery about the first stages of plant life on earth.
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+Stephen Harper​: misogynist
Has religious belief motivated these 11 brutal things the Harper Conservatives have done to women?
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Finding a sober right wing Canuk is even harder.
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And if you're feeling a little too optimistic that science will help us all get over ourselves, read this trite little gem of blubbery angst-ridden philosophy.
They're just still butt-hurt that science has provided the kind of clarity philosophy never has.
(Not that science doesn't require philosophy, science builds of philosophy while also jettisoning all the useless bits.)
Technology cannot keep pace with theoretical predictions about subatomic reality coming from physics. The same applies to our ability…By Roger Trigg
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Actually, I find Streep's response "super" gratifying.
Sexism, which is something feminism seeks to eliminate, is discrimination rooted in sex-based distinctions without any evidence (and often in spite of very strong evidence to the contrary).
If feminism seeks to, among other things, eliminate sexism, then to be as Streep put it, "humanist" - in which differences between the sexes are acknowledged and celebrated without inducing harm and in full light of the best available evidence - ought to be the feminist ideal.
In her new film Suffragette, ;iconic goddess of intelligent beauty Meryl Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, who led British women to get the right to vote. As British Susan B. Anthony, Streep ;e
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+mfriedrich2012 I didn't say or imply that. I responded in the context of other comments above that make it clear some people find Streep's comments equivocal. Those people aren't necessarily wrong.  Some people complaining about Streep's remarks are not thinking clearly, but none of those are on this discussion thread (yet). The point is that if she'd said she was "feminist," it may have caused a kind of friction that would have obstructed sensible discussion. I'm arguing that no matter what label she used, some people would have had legitimate concerns; and the question is how to keep discussions open so that those legitimate concerns - such as those of +Elizabeth Bowlus - can be addressed and discussed fruitfully for everyone.
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Point to Sweden.
Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And according to a study published last month involving 600,000 people, those of...
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+Mauro Bettanin Let's hope Sweden sorts itself out soon.  I have a great fondness for the country and its people.
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We know about income inequality in the US.
What I want to know is what's going on in Sweden.
I keep reading about evidence that Swedes are generally so content, but this suggests they aren't. It's a conundrum. Do they not care about the inequality? Does the nature of the Swedish welfare state make it irrelevant?
A new report calls out the United States' massive wealth gap.
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+Jim Carver Sorry, I should have been more clear - I got stuck on the graph that shows Sweden in right behind the US.  That's what I was on about.
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New, from AMC this fall
Fear the Joaquin Dead.

(Sorry. I'm watching the season finale of FTWD and just couldn't resist.)
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That's a scary looking mother...don't ever trust anyone grinning broadly and looking to the hard right.
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I'm getting kind of excited about the BlackBerry Priv.
Besides the Samsung S-pen, this is the only seriously new smartphone design since the iPhone.
And I still miss the real keyboard on my old Palm Treo....
I, like many others, cut my smartphone teeth in the world of Windows Mobile and BlackBerry. In my case it was mostly the latter, and I can, happily, say that I carried one of the Waterloo company's phones in my arsenal up until just over 2 years ago. But, now, in 2015, my personal excitement for BlackBerry has returned all thanks to the Priv. I won't lie, I really don't like the name....
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+Jim Carver Apple is seriously robust stuff, but I find their mobile stuff a little too stifling. Ryerson has gotten into Google in a big way, and Apple tends to make Google Apps "harder" (to get, maintain, and use).
Also, I just like having a real keyboard.
And as a Canuckistanian, Blackberry is near & dear to my heart....
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A really nice overview of big-picture theory in physics, by Lawrence M. Krauss.
This is what I think of real "metaphysics."
Whenever you say anything about your daily life, a scale is implied. Try it out. “I’m too busy” only works for an assumed time…By Lawrence M. Krauss
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In other words, there were no "good old days."
Not in the developed world anyways.
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It was nice to see Harry Morgan from back in the day. I always really liked him.
Yeah, those were the good ole days, but it's really only in our mind.
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Well, that's where I'd grab some zzz's, if I could.
Today is one of those days, which is really awful since it should be a really unusually terrible day. But, it's still a big world out there, and a big world includes beautiful things like this sto
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Thanks Obama. Now as a person who is scared of anything reptile looking with our without legs, I can never stop to smell the roses. 
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The Shroud of Turin is still a scam.
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+Shannon Roy Yeah, it's been milked to death.
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I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. I've been called long-winded, a meritocrat, a secular humanist, and a post-positivist, as if these were bad things. Go figure.

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reviewed a month ago
Teeny weeny restaurant; maybe a dozen tables. Often full up; make sure you make a reservation. The food is very good, but the menu was, I thought, limited and invariant. The service is a bit too posh for my liking, but all the staff (including the owner) is discreet, attentive, and professional.
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reviewed 6 months ago
My wife and I have had season's tickets for two years now. We've yet to be disappointed by the Tarragon.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Simple, inexpensive setting rather like a family restaurant but with a touch of creative chic. Like Queen St W used to be in the 80s. Great food; again simple at heart but everything has a special subtle twist. Very reasonable prices. Genuine, helpful, attentive staff. Perhaps a bit too attentive, but better too much than too little. Will definitely go back there.
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Very modestly priced Pho. We started with a serving of chicken spring rolls, which were quite good; just the right amount of flavour. I had the chicken Pad Thai, which was a bit bland and greasy. Good portion size. My wife had a beef Pho. Too much gristle & tendon for our Italian sensibilities, but lots of fresh veggies and a nice broth. The service was fast and attentive without being sycophantic. The place itself was clean and well-lit. We were lucky to get a booth because they had these rather odd chairs that I'm not sure would be that comfortable.
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Great food. But the service is so atrocious you'll barely be able to keep the food down. Example: We had a reservation for 13 at 4pm. It was my father-in-law's birthday. We were on time. We brought our own cake. They didn't take our order till 4:30 - not even the drinks! We then waited 40 minutes for the food, even though the place was only 1/2 full. It took them 10 minutes to just bring the food to the table. We were ravenous by then and were all finished in 10 minutes. We had to wait another 30 minutes for them to bring the cake and coffee. They didn't bring plates or cutlery for the cake, and we had to tell them that they had to cut and serve the cake. Another 15 minutes pass. And they look at you like it's your fault! The people who work at Desserts Plus are useless bags of skin. They are navel lint. They are pustules on the buttocks of the universe. I can imagine a masochist might enjoy Desserts Plus, but no one else will.
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Barely noticeable from the street, this great spot for thai food is one of the most reliable restaurants I know. Consistency of cooking and service are excellent. The food is not especially overpowering in flavour, and ranges from truly mild to not-insanely-spicy. I have had about half the items on their menu and never once been disappointed. The decor is a pastiche of a dozen different styles, but who cares? The food rocks. The staff is always helpful and kind, though sometimes a lack of experience and training is evident. Nonetheless, their hearts invariably are in the right place. Highly recommended.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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