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About cPaul

Father: "He never amounted to anything". Mother: "Who the hell does he think he is"? Former Teacher: "Smart as a bag of hammers". Former Boss: "Condescending". Brother: "Mom loves me more".

C. Paul Carter Photography — What’s New?

I’ve recently posted a new album of photographs (mostly) taken within the last 18 months on my portfolio site: https://photo.cpaulcarter.com/whats-new

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Why bad science is sometimes “more appealing” than good science, even for other scientists

David Pescovitz | BoingBoing The psychology research field has long suffered from a “replication crisis.” Many peer-reviewed scientific papers report results that others can’t replicate, calling into question the validity of the original research. The “replication crisis” has spread to … Continue reading

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Study finds that giraffes are socially complex

Giraffes are socially complex as elephants, but their communication has been misunderstood, a new study reveals. The largest hoofed herbivorous grazing animal of the African region still living was once thought to have no social structure since they spent a … Continue reading

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Sadness, Depression, and the Dark Night of the Soul

Transcending the Medicalization of Sadness By: Glòria Durà-Vilà An interesting book I happened across today: I found that religion played a crucial role in the way sadness was understood and resolved: symptoms that otherwise might have been described as evidence of … Continue reading

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When will I die? Scientists have created an end-of-life calculator that lets you plan for death

You can’t cheat death, but you might be able to predict it. This tool is based on data from the daily habits of 491,000 people over a six-year period. Adrianne Cohen | Fast Company The good doctors of Canada would … Continue reading

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West Island Perspectives

Something that I often say, is that “you have to be where you are”. This is about fully embracing the moments of our lives and striving to be present for those that love and rely on us. That said, I … Continue reading

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US Administration is ready to back the rights of consumers to repair what they own

President Joe Biden is reportedly gearing up to issue an executive order compelling the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to draft new “right to repair” rules — a set of regulations that will protect consumers’ ability to repair their equipment on their own and at … Continue reading

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Sunset over Lac Saint-Louis

Wonderful images happen when you least expect them! This is one photo taken in a series while the colours changed drastically during a Canada Day sunset over Lac Saint-Louis, near the West Island of Montreal. This is taken from the … Continue reading

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An old friend

A polish and restringing of my ol’ workhorse Guild D35 TB. I’ve had this guitar for 45 years, and it’s like a familiar old friend, in so much as we can “pick up where we left off”. Don’t mind the … Continue reading

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Book by Jenny Odell | Review by Jonah Engel Bromwich | NYT In 2015, Jenny Odell started an organization she called The Bureau of Suspended Objects. Odell was then an artist-in-residence at a waste operating station in San Francisco. As the … Continue reading

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Robert Plant Instructs His Kids to Unleash His Unreleased Archive of Music for Free When He Dies

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For the love of black & white

I confess that I haven’t shot a roll of B&W for 20 years but looking through my old negatives, it’s definitely something I need to try again soon. I was never much of a tri-x fan but loved shooting XP… … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Animal Translation

Artificial intelligence may help us decode animalese. But how much will we really be able to understand? Philip Ball | New Yorker Disney’s 2019 remake of its 1994 classic “The Lion King” was a box-office success, grossing more than one … Continue reading

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming Back—Again

Rob Bricken | Gizmodo In 1997, Mike Nelson and his robot friends, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, watched a bad sci-fi film called The Thing That Couldn’t Die. We might as well rename the beloved TV series Mystery Series Theater 3000 with … Continue reading

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