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Elizabeth Arden: More Than Just a Beauty Maven

 By Connie Tang, Chemistry Co-Editor Elizabeth Arden is an international beauty and cosmetics brand that was founded in 1910. The titular woman wore many hats: successful entrepreneur, businesswoman, public figure, and beauty pioneer. I have another title for her: undercover chemist. She parlayed her interest in burn salves, acquired during her stint at nursing school, […]

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Should I Attend the Science March?

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By Alex Chattwood, Communication, Education and Outreach Co-Editor A debate is stirring within the pro-science community over the April 22 March for Science (M4S), a 52-day-old collective that claims, “to support and safeguard the scientific community.” As a one-time scientist turned science educator, I want to support science and scientific ways of thinking however I […]

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A Canadian Winter Storm You’ll Actually Enjoy

This past week (March 1st to 7th) marked the third annual #SciArt Tweet Storm. Begun in 2015 by the folks at Symbiartic, the SciArt Tweet Storm is part celebration, part marketing campaign, part science communication, and all beautiful.   As in previous years, the rules were simple — Each day, participants Tweet 3 pieces of […]

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Entropy is Everything

By Deanna Kerry, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger Physics is the foundation of all sciences. It provides fundamental laws that describe how objects move and interact with one another. Any system can be examined from the perspective of physics, even things that would normally be thought of as biology or chemistry. To understand difficult concepts, […]

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Superbugs in Space

 By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-Editors   In mid-February, NASA launched a superbug into space. The idea was to study how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, mutates in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. Using space to predict the future of this deadly pathogen could give us […]

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