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Gazette #42 - explaining calculators to arts students

March 23rd, 2008

Divide and Conquer

42??? 42!!! This article was inspired by a classics major asking me how a calculator can solve a square root, and me not exactly knowing the answer. I learned a lot of interesting stuff along the way, and I only hope that the arts students reading this article also find it interesting.

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Gazette #41 - The Gazette’s intrepid science columnist

March 14th, 2008

Grand Canyon Creationism

This issue was inspired by my recent trip to the Grand Canyon. It’s funny, I thought I was going to write a stronger article about how republicans are trying to prevent the National Park service from talking about evolution in the public parks, but I found out that the information I was basing that opinion on came from a looney lefty lobby group who made stuff up. I guess you can get bullshit from both sides.

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Gazette #40 - BRAINS!

March 11th, 2008

How to use more than 10 per cent of your brain

This was a fun one to write. Aaron Newman was an interesting interview.

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Free Wifi at the Denver Airport

March 1st, 2008

As the title suggests, I’m at the Denver airport right now - about a third of my way back to Halifax. The flight from Tucson was beautiful - we flew over the Rocky Mountains. I’ve got three hours before my flight to Montreal leaves and right now it looks like I’m the only person at the gate.

I’m debating whether to blow some of my American cash on overpriced airport food. It’s about lunchtime in Halifax but I’m not hungry and the only fast food I’d be tempted to eat right now would be Tim Hortons, which aren’t overly abundant in Colorado.

For the time being, I guess I’ll enjoy the free internet and the constant announcements of “Please to not leave baggage unattended. Unattended baggage will be destroyed.” and “The department of homeland security has rated the current threat level as orange. Please report any suspicious activity.”.

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