The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana, a Mexican and American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock ‘n’ roll and Latin […]
Science is the best intellectual tool we have for dealing with COVID-19. But it’s not magic. Talking with our kids, we can acknowledge the vaccine hopes, the changing mask rules, the uncertainty and share that this is what it is to be human, seeking to know in a complex, mysterious world. Jacob Berkowitz, University of […]
Canadians have more power to stop a pandemic than we do to stop climate change. Foresight and discipline are already bending this virus’s curve. But climate change shatters the illusion that any country can wall itself off from the rest of the world; it proves what another Canadian said long ago, that nations are mere […]
A today well lived makes every yesterday a memory filled with happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.
“Seeing is believing” [is] an approach to life that works well in many endeavours, including mechanical engineering, fishing, and perhaps dating. It’s also good, apparently, for residents of Missouri. But it doesn’t make for good science. Science is not just about seeing, it’s about measuring, preferably with something that’s not your eyes, which are inextricably […]