From Our Own Borealis Blog

The path of totality

 By Kira Hoffman, General Science Co-editor This summer, many North Americans will witness a celestial wonder—a total solar eclipse. The moon will completely cover the sun for two minutes and forty seconds. This rare sight has not been viewed from coast to coast in the United States since 1918. The relatively narrow path of totality […]

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A Natural Approach to Carbon Fibre

black fibres blooming from a bundle

by Anita Campanelli, for the second season of the New Science Communicator Series Researchers are working towards developing a new and improved carbon fibre material – one that environmentalists can get on board with. In a world where technology is constantly changing and innovation is all around us, it is important that these changes have […]

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Mind over matter: using meditation and mindfulness to combat stress

Catherine Lau, Biology and Life Sciences Co-editor Take a deep breath, clear your mind and be aware of your breathing. These instructions, while seemingly simple, are often easier said than done. Yet with practice, this mental exercise derived from meditation and mindfulness can improve cognitive function and overall wellbeing. While they are rooted in Buddhist […]

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Introducing the second season of the New Science Communicator series!

Last year, Science Borealis debuted the New Science Communicator series in collaboration with Science Atlantic and Canadian Science Publishing. We ran four outstanding posts by students who had won communication awards at one of the various Science Atlantic conferences in 2015-2016, covering everything from plant conservation to computational physics. All four posts can be found […]

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