Results, not Bush, slowed embryonic stem cell research

Let the Age of Enlightenment begin! American scientists are apparently celebrating the end of George Bush’s “anti-science” presidency and looking to the newly-anointed President Barack...

From Clark Kent to Superman—Canada gets heroic

Canada: No more Mr. Nice Guy. Google the words and you’ll soon realize that the biggest surprise of the Vancouver Olympic Games is ....

The kids are OK, but they need a road map

Goodness is up, rebellion is down. Tradition is back and teenagers generally seem to be more responsible, thoughtful about their actions and oriented to...

Why aren’t Al Gore’s pants on fire?

“Oops, I did it again. I think I did it again.” Lyrics to a Britney Spears song? Yes. But it’s also likely they represent some...

Selective concern for academic freedom shows anti-Semitism

Universities are supposed to promote controversial ideas. It’s their proper role to present ideas that push students out of their comfort zone, extend the bounds...

It’s time to protect the unborn victims of crime

Several years ago, a California fertilizer salesman named Scott Peterson was sentenced to death by a California jury for killing his eight-months pregnant wife,...

My Three Gifts of Christmas

Apparently I buy really lousy Christmas presents. I had always mildly suspected my shortcomings, but recently economist Joel Waldfogel confirmed them. In his book...

What’s in the water at Carleton University?

“Whereas cystic fibrosis has been recently revealed to only affect white people and primarily men, be it resolved that: (the Carleton University Student Association)...

Insite doesn’t do enough to change addicts

Corey Ogilvie wanted to document life in Vancouver’s notorious downtown eastside (DTES) by spending 30 days living alongside the residents of North America’s poorest,...

Many are to blame for false vaccine-autism link

One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals has gone to startling lengths to demonstrate, supposedly once and for all, that there is no...

Emotions go rogue when it comes to Palin

They’re back. All the hateful words, moronic jokes and vitriolic comments about Sarah Palin have returned as she re-enters public life to promote her...

What are we fighting for? The right stuff

What is Canada’s role in Afghanistan? According to Kris Kotarski’s February 23 column in the Calgary Herald, the answer is simple: “We’re supporting the Americans....

From Piltdown man to global warming

1912. The scene is a gravel pit in a small English village named Piltdown. A workman makes a grisly discovery of what appears to...

Women who have abortions face numerous health issues

Our nation’s highest civilian honour has been bestowed upon Dr. Henry Morgentaler, thereby granting him official recognition for his contributions to health care and...

Global warming science not settled

While working on my PhD, a professor gave me advice about academics and research that I’ve kept to this day: “The moment you think...