Posts by David Ng

Parliament Betrays People in Developing Countries Needing Medicines – Bill C-398 Voted Down

Statement from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Grandmothers Advocacy Network. (link) NOVEMBER 28, 2012 – We are profoundly disappointed that Parliament has decided to reject…

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A moment of your time: about Bill C-398 and how Canadians can contribute to global health

Dear Canadians: On wednesday, a very important piece of policy will be discussed in parliament.   It’s called Bill C-398 and it deserves our attention.  It…

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Scary: When a scientist tries to write a song.

…Although it can’t be helped, since I’m inclined towards strange science pursuits when I’m procrastinating from marking! Anyway, here is a song I, a lowly scientist,…

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It’s really here and it’s really science (sort of): The 2012 Candy Hierarchy.

Ben Cohen and I have our 2012 Candy Hierarchy up at Boing Boing today. And in my opinion, it’s a shining testament to the power of…

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What do fish, robots, aliens and Pokemon have in common? #ubc #vancouver #openscience

Answer: A line up that I’ve set up who will participate in an OPEN SCIENCE roster of UBC speakers. On thursday afternoon, November 1st, come check…

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Remember the Candy Hierarchy? It sure did make a lot of folks angry! Ben and I are working on the 2012 edition right now…

Here is the 2011 version (see original 2011 link for footnotes here). Had a chance to read over 500 comments (from various places where the ranking…

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New species: Yoda purpurata (or literally “Purple Thing That Looks Like Yoda”)

From Observations on torquaratorid acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) from the North Atlantic with descriptions of a new genus and three new species, via the Guardian.

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Where are all the awesome “Scientific Method” slides?

I said it before – the scientific method is awesome: but where are the cool visuals for it? You do a Google image search for the…

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The A-Z of Epidemiology: germs from Anthrax to Zoonoses. A disturbing bedtime book for kids.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2C4U624Y6o&w=600&h=338] Written and performed by Jennifer Gardy: http://jennifergardy.com – Animated by Tom Scott: http://tomscott.com – Credits by Jessica Latshaw:http://jessicalatshawofficial.com

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