Entropy is Everything

By Deanna Kerry, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger Physics is the foundation of all sciences. It provides fundamental laws that describe how objects move and interact with one another. Any system can be examined from the perspective of physics, even things that would normally be thought of as biology or chemistry. To understand difficult concepts, […]

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An ecosystem with high mercury: Photos and photons welcome

by Sara Klapstein, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger When I tell people I study mercury, they often think I study the planet, not the element. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature and, due to its unique chemical properties, it can cycle between land, air, and water through a variety of […]

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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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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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Introducing the New Science Communicator Series

Science Borealis is pleased to announce the New Science Communicator series! In collaboration with Science Atlantic and Canadian Science Publishing, we will be publishing five posts over the coming months written by undergraduate and graduate students from across the Maritimes. All five authors won the Science Communication award for their original research presented at one […]

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