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A Christmas story

"My father fucked off the morning I turned five," begins Bill Richardson's take on the Georgia Straight's annual Christmas story. Before the end, we meet the world's dirtiest woman in her double-wide, an angelic chorister whose voice never changes, and a mysterious observer with a Moleskine...

Documented proof of Darwin's natural selection

Peter and Rosemary, both from England, met at the University of British Columbia in 1960. They soon married, and both went on to work as professors of evolutionary biology at Princeton University. Now both 71, the Grants are among the most successful and important collaborations in the history of science. The Grants have produced a body of scientific research that is so exhaustive, so exacting and thorough, that many ornithologists fear it will never be replicated. The object of the Grants’ obsessions are Galápagos finches. These are the birds so closely associated with Darwin that they’re commonly called Darwin’s finches.

Tipping point for hybrids?

Citizens are finally demanding electricity-powered cars—many years after David Suzuki bought Toyota’s first hybrid.

Now's the time to trade up

Thanks to B.C.'s robust economy–and competition from the Alberta energy boom–there has never been a better time to find entry-level posit

Pride incorporated

Jamie Lee Hamilton will never forget the hatred she felt during Vancouver's first gay-pride march 29 years ago.

An ounce of prevention

Focusing our health-care system on treating problems before they arise makes medical and financial sense.

Humane husbandry

Researchers in UBC’s animal-welfare program tackle hard questions—like how much pain animals really feel.

Medical migration

Foreign-trained doctors are helping to staff our health system, but is it ethical to recruit from developing nations?

Diabetes epidemic

Cheryl Simpson candidly admits that she knew almost nothing about Type 1 diabetes a few years ago.

Stalkers and their prey

Why do so many men and women feel an irresistible urge to pursue and harass those who have no interest in them?

Dragged down by debt

More students are going to college, but with tuition fees doubled since 2002 and grants scrapped, it’s a tough slog.

CONFESSIONS

I hate my partner

My partner is a narssastic bully. We never talk about anything but how fantastic he is. I'...

I SAW YOU

I remember your name but I won't post...

We met in line for drinks. You and your ex were hanging out with me and my roommate during the...