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‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Dims Again: Scientists Issue ‘Call To Action’ To Study Phenomenon Of Tabby’s Star

‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Dims Again: Scientists Issue ‘Call To Action’ To Study Phenomenon Of Tabby’s Star

News May 21, 2017 at 1:47 am 0 comments

The odd star located in the Cygnus constellation known as Tabby’s Star — the one that could be host to an “alien megastructure” — has begun to dim again and a “call to action” has been sent out by the …

‘Barely educated morons’: Yale University dean forced to take leave for writing mean Yelp reviews

‘Barely educated morons’: Yale University dean forced to take leave for writing mean Yelp reviews

News May 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.”

Pierson College Dean June Chu issued …

Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is not in the clear; 5 points to ponder

Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is not in the clear; 5 points to ponder

News May 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. (Reuters)

Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador’s London embassy. Assange’s Swedish lawyer Per …

Stop stealing native stories

Stop stealing native stories

News May 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

This essay originally appeared in the Globe and Mail on January 26, 1990.

Critics of non-native writers who borrow from the native experience have been dismissed as advocates of censorship and accused of trying to shackle artistic imagination, but their …