What are we reading? November 12, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

This piece deftly expresses the sheer relief of the U.S. election result. Sample: “Our Canadian neighbors will no longer feel like the family that accidentally bought the apartment over the meth lab.”

Check. And: “Joe Biden’s win is like finding out the tumor is benign.” – Vogue

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.vogue.com/article/joe-biden-is-president-our-national-nightmare-is-finally-over/amp

 

Long-term seniors’ care across Canada is regulated by a patchwork of rules that differ from province to province. The pandemic, however, has made it plain that the federal government needs to step in with a countrywide set of standards, says a seniors’ advocacy group. – Canada’s National Observer

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/11/10/news/seniors-national-standards-long-term-care-covid-19

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

There's more value in that old mobile phone than your email string to old classmates from 20 years ago. How about close to US$2 billion in gold, silver and other precious metals? – reBuy 

https://www.rebuy.de/s/mobile-ewaste-index-en

 

Insights into current costs of renewable power compared with its non-renewable counterparts. – ArsTechnica

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/as-renewable-power-prices-drop-researchers-tally-up-their-added-costs/

 

In case you need a refresher in swearing, here's a quick look at curse words through the centuries. – Discover

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/by-gods-bones-bad-words-in-the-middle-ages-were-nothing-like-todays

 

Talk about star power: how about two trillion galaxies each with at least 400 billion stars? Here's what it looks like. – SYFY

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/what-do-10-million-stars-look-like