Fighting Poverty, Canadian Style!

Senator Hugh Segal (from Canada) gives a great talk aboot defeating poverty and homelessness. The problem is less complicated than people make it out to be and far more easy to fix than many believe. Talk below:

Anyone else have any links on realistic ways to deal with the problem of poverty?


Crash Course In What Carbs, Sugars and Proteins Do To Your Body

So, as of the past week or so, uni has crushed my will to blog. Far too much rote memorization of cell structure terms that don’t mean anything (yet), combined with an influx of exams. But I’m ruminating on a post to do with the recent French terrorist attacks that I hope will make up for the absence.

In the meantime, let’s have a short post on why we know what we know about the way that different molecules work within the body.

There’s a great youtube channel called CrashCourse based around teaching a general understanding of basic scientific ideas (though, you can possibly thank the non-existent gods and goddesses that they don’t quite delve into the full vocabulary and understanding that is really necessary to understand what is going on within each area of science, because there’s a lot more to know about everything than anyone expects first up). I’ve been indulging in it’s biology section for what I’m currently learning (online uni sucks, *grumble grumble grumble*).

Anyway, cell biology is sa-wheet so here’s a basic rundown of how all those food ‘types’ you eat (or potentially avoid) actually effect your body: