How Facebook Flags ‘Fake News’

We’ve become obsessed with ‘fake news’. Some more than others…   We’re so obsessed that even Facebook has become ‘involved’. And for good reason – the rise of fake news leaves swaths of the population not only uninformed, but actually MISinformed which really is much worse. It also leaves the masses filled with a burning … Continue reading How Facebook Flags ‘Fake News’

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Why Everyone Should be Excited About Canada’s New Governor General

Julie Payette, engineer and former astronaut, is poised to take on the role of Governor General of Canada under the Trudeau government. Regardless of your place on the political spectrum or opinion of the fact that we even have a Governor General, this is something everyone should be excited about. Yes, perhaps it’s a distraction … Continue reading Why Everyone Should be Excited About Canada’s New Governor General

Obscure Movie Reviews: Episode One

Titanic (1997) aka Some Movie About a Boat Have you ever watched a really obscure, underground movie only to think to yourself: “I totally get why no one has ever heard of this” Well that’s exactly how I felt watching the 1997 flop known to only the most avid fans as ‘Titanic’. The film represents little-known director James … Continue reading Obscure Movie Reviews: Episode One

Day 4: So About that Giant-Ass Iceberg…

In case you haven’t been paying attention to anything but Kid Rock potentially running for Senate — seriously what the actual fuck — a giant-ass chunk of ice detached from the Antarctic Peninsula yesterday. And when I say “giant-ass” I mean like PEI-sized (approximately 6000 km squared) giant that weighs a trillion tons. It’s certainly troubling to say the least. … Continue reading Day 4: So About that Giant-Ass Iceberg…

Day 2: The Death of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is important. Obviously. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who would argue otherwise. Unfortunately, our collective loss of academic integrity is ever-growing and more commonplace than you might expect.  Let me explain. Whether it is intentional or not, a lack of academic integrity is overlooked by your peers, teaching assistants, and even professors … Continue reading Day 2: The Death of Academic Integrity

Beyond Lithium: The Future of Batteries

Imagine your life in a world where the lithium ion battery was never invented. For starters, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this because you wouldn’t have a smartphone/tablet/laptop for which this platform was created. There is no doubt that the lithium ion battery has revolutionized the world of portable electronics, and is on its … Continue reading Beyond Lithium: The Future of Batteries

Embracing Failure. And Why You Should Too.

I’ve never really failed at anything. I mean, of course I’ve failed at various times in my life, but I’ve never really failed at anything. Now before I start to sound like a real asshole I’ll clarify – I’ve never really failed because I’ve never really tried. I’ve started various things in my life and … Continue reading Embracing Failure. And Why You Should Too.