Expand, Do Not Cut Public Transit: My First Depute to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Board Meeting

Arushi Nath. Grade 8 Student. Youth groups are one of the strongest users of many city-provided public services. These include public parks, transit, libraries, community centers, city-run recreational programs, and museums. Thus they are affected by decisions made by city governments. And disproportionately, too. Young people must bear the long-term consequences of all decisions made...

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’Exploration of M31 via Black Hole Slingshots’ …

Happy 2023! Amazingly enough, the blog machinery still works after several idle years. This post and the next are about a preprint posted on arxiv, back in October: Andrew Gould’s “Exploration of M31 via Black Hole Slingshots and the ‘Intergalactic Imperative”. This paper is a fascinating mix of garden-variety astrophysics and wild speculation that I...

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