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Canadians don’t need to worry about mosquitoes carrying Zika — for now

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By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Editors The mosquitoes that carry Zika virus are unlikely to settle in cooler Canadian climates anytime soon. But recent evidence suggests that climate change may change that in the long term. The odds of getting Zika virus—which has been linked to microcephaly in unborn […]

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Hope Grows as Canada Hires Scientists

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By Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Canada is going on a hiring binge to restock its government with scientists. But is this enough? For a long, hard decade, Canada’s politicians rejected data-driven decision-making. Muzzling government scientists so they couldn’t speak freely to the press was one of the most visible symptoms, but at the same time something […]

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Science Borealis Featured Blog: Laura Ulrich – Monsters and Molecules

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By Liz Martin-Silverstone and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia Editors After our Science Borealis Reader Survey, we randomly selected four participating blogs to be profiled here on the Borealis Blog during 2016. This is the second of those featured posts.   RN: I’m delighted to introduce my new Multimedia co-editor, Liz Martin-Silverstone, a paleontological powerhouse studying across […]

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Science on set: science consultants in Hollywood North

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By Betty Zou, General Sciences Co-Editor Have you ever watched The Amazing Spiderman and wondered about the physics of a man climbing vertically up a wall? Or maybe you’ve been curious about the chemistry behind homemade crystal methamphetamine as seen on Breaking Bad? Those are the types of questions that occupy the minds of science […]

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