CHARLIE HEBDO ASSAULT A NO-WIN FOR ALMOST ALL

Before last Wednesday, I had never heard of Charlie Hebdo, the left-wing French satirical publication. By the end of the day, multiple TV and radio outlets had contacted me for comment on the massacre of 12 people at the magazine’s Paris office. I turned down the media requests.  As I told one persistent producer, what …

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SPIDER sense tingles with peek into cosmos

Last week a group of scientists from universities across the world, including UBC, launched a telescope designed to peer back to the beginnings of space and time. The team transported the Hummer-sized SPIDER to Antarctica, where it was hoisted 36 kilometres above the earths surface by a helium balloon bigger than a soccer stadium. According …

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