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Biogas: A pungent power solution

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Kirsten Grant, General Science co-editor On a dairy farm in southern Ontario, two large green silos sit beside the barn. […]

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Le cerveau, comme la science, est prédictif (ou bayésien)

Il y a une façon de concevoir le cerveau de plus en plus répandue en sciences cognitives, celle d’une machine à faire des prédictions. L’approche du « cerveau prédictif » (« predictive processing », en anglais) constitue ni plus ni moins qu’un changement de paradigme majeur par rapport à la vieille analogie cerveau-ordinateur du cognitivisme des années ’70, par exemple. Non le cerveau n’attend pas passivement ses «inputs» pour «traiter des représentations symboliques» et produire…

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Living in Paradise

It is human nature to take our environment for granted. Once in a while we get a reminder of how privileged we are living where we do, particularly if we enjoy being out in forest and field. That is certainly the case living on Vancouver Island. We enjoy a benign climate and we are surrounded by a diversity of organisms that is unparalleled in the temperate regions of the world. Lately I have certainly been…

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OleHenriksen Cured My Acne…And I Have No Idea How

When I was in high school, there was a commercial – for Olay, I think – in which the actress complained about having acne and wrinkles at the same time. I remember watching it with one of my Sisters of the Traveling Chocolate and laughing, because like that would ever happen. Not so funny when you’re 40 and it’s true! I don’t mind the wrinkles so much. I figure I’ve earned those, especially the one…

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