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280 characters is already making me a worse writer

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Expupery, 105 characters

Posted on 10 November 2017 and filed under articles, writing

Precision in language (and identity)

You’re writing a story about people living in Toronto. Do you refer to them as

a. Torontonians

b. Ontarians

c. Canadians

d. North Americans

Posted on 5 October 2017 and filed under articles, writing

Canada

This is the Canada I grew up in: Across the street from my house there was a forest that I could (although wasn’t supposed to) walk through to get to my school, where I had kind teachers who looked out for my well being. I had friends of different backgrounds and origins and we bonded […]

Posted on 1 July 2017 and filed under articles, Best Of, Canada, main

Why aren’t scientists verified on Twitter?

Twitter #MeetScienceTwitter

Posted on 10 June 2017 and filed under articles, main, social media

Dear fellow journalists, please stop sharing that ‘scientific study’ about us having low-functioning brains and drinking too much

It’s based on a sample size of 21, uses old wive’s tales and has no peer review.

Posted on 22 May 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main

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