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09 Dec, 2017

Weekend reading: December 9 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

The petition for a National Cycling Strategy is still open, and just passed 3000 signatures. If it closed today, we’d still rank below horsemeat for most signatures. Show how strongly Canadians support cycling and sign the petition: https://t.co/Cqyd47OiOY #ottbike. pic.twitter.com/jTzzIIgQNN — Bike Ottawa (@BikeOttawa) December 7, 2017 How Facebook figures out everyone you’ve ever met, […]

02 Dec, 2017

Weekend reading: December 2 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

When NASA launched the Golden Record aboard Voyager I in 1977, not even Carl Sagan (who helped produce the record) could get his hands on a copy. Now you can own it yourself https://t.co/vzWbZ0ItAv — WIRED Science (@WIREDScience) November 28, 2017 Meet Max, the cat who lost the library but won the Internet, washingtonpost.com Where […]

25 Nov, 2017

Weekend reading: November 25 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

The Globe 100: These are the best books of 2017 https://t.co/saSdSMsqek #globebooks — Globe Books (@globebooks) November 24, 2017 Playing for Time: A father, a dying son, and a quest to build the most profound video game ever, wired.com The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon, fastcompany.com Can online gaming ditch its sexist ways?, […]

18 Nov, 2017

Weekend reading: November 18 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Witness a hunter so poised, so deadly, that nothing can escape its merciless attack. pic.twitter.com/KxPlJ6ehYg — Dick King-Smith HQ (@DickKingSmith) November 15, 2017 Jack Mason’s war, Gary Mason’s mission and the Great Escape, theglobeandmail.com Editorial: Why we support the Salvation Army’s homeless ‘hub’, ottawacitizen.com How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their […]

11 Nov, 2017

Weekend reading: November 11 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Tech is transforming our spaces, and we’re just beginning to see how https://t.co/0m2wBYInx0 pic.twitter.com/22OwPGrqHd — Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) November 11, 2017 ‘A real face of war’: Colourized photos offer new way to look at WW I, cbc.ca How to Hire Fake Friends and Family, theatlantic.com How some glue and a rusty bike helped a Nepalese girl […]


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