What are we reading? January 13, 2022

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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:

I got some choice yuks out of the Omicron gallows humour in this Beaverton spoof. The headline alone is good for a laugh: “Erin O’Toole urges Canadians to accommodate the unvaccinated so they don’t feel excluded from the society they’re trying to destroy” – The Beaverton



An intriguing proposal to inject atmospheric carbon deep under the ocean floor, where it will dissolve and bind with basalt minerals to form carbonate rock, offers hope in fighting climate change. – Canada’s National Observer



Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Insights into the architects of the world's first tech revolution from Big Think



More evidence from deep space that we are all, as many suspected, stumbling around in a giant, mysterious void – Science Alert



Meanwhile in another largely unexplored part of our solar system, NASA is finding more than salt water in the depths of Earth's oceans, 80% of which have yet to be explored – BBC https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220111-why-nasa-is-exploring-the-deepest-oceans-on-earth?ocid=global_future_rss


Glen Korstrom, reporter:


I’m not sure what Sara’s last name is, but I like her blog. The Okanagan resident and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) sufferer has a reflective blog about life. Her most recent post discussed the concept of bucket lists.  – Sara’s LIfe With ALS blog