Tag: animals

Usain Bolt? He’s not so fast

OK, admittedly the title of this column is a bit tongue in cheek. Compared to, well, any other human being on the planet, Usain Bolt is, of course, insanely fast. (I have not personally compared my speed in the 100-metre dash with his, of course, but since I’d have to stop halfway to be loaded …

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Hypnic jerks

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A half-billion years of irritation

Just a couple of years ago, I wrote a column about the advent of tearless onions that included some background on why onions make us cry in the first place. Ordinarily I wouldn’t revisit a topic quite so soon, but you know how it is with science: things change fast, and just this week there …

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Photos of the (yester)day

I don’t usually feel the need to unburden myself of deep philosophical musings on politics, the meaning of life, or the place of humanity in the universe, but after deep soul-searching, I have come to the point where I simply must–oh, look, a squirrel! Sorry. As I was saying, I don’t usually feel the need …

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Photos of the Day that were Actually Taken Sunday: The Robins

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Dogs and cats don’t have to fight

As I researched this week’s science column, I thought for a moment I had already written it, because as I Googled the phrase “fight like cats and dogs,” what popped up but…a column from the Regina Leader Post. That column, by Christalee Froese, which ran July 7, began pretty much exactly the same way I …

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Photo of the Day that was Actually Taken a Few Days Ago: Cat on a Warm Green Roof

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Photo of the Day that was Actually Taken a Few Days Ago: Cat on a Warm Green Roof

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Photo of the Day that was Actually Taken on Canada Day: Lady Bug, Lady Bug

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Photo of the Day: The Bird Who Came to Dinner

This bird joined us for dinner at the Wascana Country Club this evening, perching just on the other side of the dining room window glass. More photos here.

Photo of the Day: Colourful Caterpillar

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Photo of the Day: Bohemian Waxwings

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