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The War on Science

How science lost its credibility with the US public and what to do about it  By Pascal Lapointe, Policy and Politics Co-editor   Three factors influence the perception of science in our era: the notion that “all opinions are equal”, the political influence of the religious right, and effective scientific misinformation campaigns by select industries. […]

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Saving the Planet One Species at a Time

by Jennifer Poirier, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger Save the oceans. Save the rainforest. Save the planet. These are all incredible, daunting, pursuit-worthy goals, but to a student in Nova Scotia, these problems seem very distant. Although we ultimately all feel the effects of environmental issues, it’s easy to distance ourselves from large, looming disasters […]

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Eight Ways Statistics Canada Goes Beyond the Census

By Mika McKinnon, Math & Statistics Editor Canadians love numbers. We mourned the loss of the long-form census, and celebrated its return by filling it out in record-breaking numbers. But Statistics Canada does a lot more than just the census. Here are eight more ways numbers tell stories about life in Canada.   Spotting migration […]

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New Scicomm Hashtags for the Holidays from Science Borealis

Happy Winter Solstice everyone! We’d like to take a moment to let you know what’s happening here on the Borealis Blog and on our social media channels over the holidays. This will be our last Borealis Blog post for 2016.  We’re taking a few weeks off to give our volunteer writers and blog editors a well-deserved […]

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Every Stone Has a Story

By Katie McCulloch, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger   615+ Million years ago. Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (ish). Earth. The sun shines down on an unfamiliar landscape. The Earth looks different, from its barren surface to the arrangement of the continents. What will eventually become part of Nova Scotia is unrecognisable and volcanically active. Of particular […]

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