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Move over knees and hips, ankle replacements are about to become the next big thing

Dr. Timothy Daniels performing ankle replacement surgery (left), while a group of international surgeons observe via a live videoconference (right). Credit: St.Michael’s Hospital (Photo on right by Mark Kinach)—used with permission.

By Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering Co-editor The ability to replace worn out joints sometimes feels like the new normal in today’s world. Over 100,000 Canadians underwent surgery to replace deteriorating knees and hips in 2013–2014 and that number climbed to over 1 million in the United States. A 2015 study estimated that just over […]

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Science Borealis Science Book Gift Guide


It can be hard to think of the right gift for that special someone, so Science Borealis is here to help! We’ve asked our team for some of their favourite books to help inspire your science-related gift giving. From novels to nonfiction, these books make great gifts for scientists, science enthusiasts or future science lovers. […]

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Dinosaur Poop Necklaces to Pun-tastic Postcards: 19 Canadian Gift Ideas for the SciArt Aficionado

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and what better way to make your science-obsessed loved ones happy than with unique, Canadian-made geekery? This is the first annual Science Borealis gift guide for science art to feed your soul.   For the chemist, a planter with a twist gives succulents a scientific home. The brainchild of Alexander […]

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