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

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2022/01/erin-otoole-urges-canadians-to-accommodate-the-unvaccinated-so-they-dont-feel-excluded-from-the-society-theyre-trying-to-destroy/

 

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

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/01/10/news/ocean-optimism-trap-emissions


 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

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

https://bigthink.com/the-past/prehistoric-geniuses-technology/

 

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

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-solar-system-floats-in-a-void-now-we-know-how-that-void-triggered-the-formation-of-stars

 

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

https://sarasalslife.wordpress.com