inkwellWe are 15 years into the 21st century. There were notable standout events globally that stand out from the usual daily noise of events. Some were horrific, some uplifting while others downright spectacular. I will try to highlight those that particularly caught my interest.

We had a record cold winter in many parts of Canada and the US early into 2014. Many places ran into road salts shortages. While we are on the subject of cold, NASA is working on making things a lot colder on the International Space Station—as in, about as cold as physically possible. Scientists are building a “Cold Atom Lab,” which would be able to bring matter within down as low as 0.0000000001 degrees above absolute zero, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

and in Canada….