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March for Science returns for a second year

By Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor   On Saturday, April 14, scientists and science enthusiasts once again took to the streets to advocate for science and evidence-informed policy. This year, there were 230+ March for Science satellite events across the world. In Canada, Evidence for Democracy (along with local organizers) arranged events in 10 […]

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Ramen and Research: how STEM graduate students pay for school

Farah Qaiser and Nahomi Amberber, Policy and Politics co-editors Graduate students play a key role in their scientific fields. Under the supervision of a trained scientist, these students learn how to propose novel ideas, carry out experiments to test their hypotheses, and contribute to the science community’s growing hub of knowledge. However, a day in […]

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Changements climatiques, feux et leurs implications pour certaines espèces

Par Tanya Samman et Alina Fisher, co-éditrices Environnement Sciences de la terre Le rôle du feu dans les écosystèmes forestiers Les feux de forêt sont puissants et dévastateurs. Mais ils sont également nécessaires pour le renouvèlement de certains écosystèmes. Plusieurs plantes sont très bien adaptées au feu; certaines espèces d’arbres possèdent une écorce dense ou […]

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Gas price spikes reveal the algorithms behind capitalism

Kyle Pearce CC BY-SA 2.0

Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society editor Late this February, gas prices in Vancouver surged to over $1.50 a litre, an increase of 20¢ in just two weeks. This was due to the shutdown of a key refinery in Burnaby. Around the same time, Taiwan was running out of toilet paper, which was partly caused by […]

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