Redesigning Life

John Parrington sets the stage for an informed debate on genetic modification By Erin Zimmerman, Communication, Education, and Outreach Co-editor   “Imagine if living things were as easy to modify as a computer Word file.” So begins John Parrington’s journey through the recent history and present-day pursuits of genetic modification in Redesigning Life. Beginning with […]

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CBC’s “Fault Lines”: A podcast that delivers what it promises?

By Kathi Unglert, Earth and Environmental Sciences Coeditor “Fault Lines” is a new podcast produced by the CBC and narrated by Vancouver seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe. Over five half-hour episodes, we learn about two earthquake scenarios likely to happen in BC, including their potential effects on us in the hours, days, and weeks after the shaking stops. Overall, […]

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Conversations with Dolphins: Film Review

By Kira Hoffman and Josh Silberg People love dolphins. Flipper and his brethren, with their permanent “smile” and happy-go-lucky reputation, are widely regarded as one of the most intelligent species on the planet. But what makes dolphins so intelligent? Are humans not so special after all? In Conversations with Dolphins, which aired on CBC’s The […]

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