Canadian Science and Art Mix It Up in the Annual #SciArt Tweet Storm

By Liz Martin-Silverstone, Multimedia Editor & Outreach Team If you have been watching the Science Borealis Twitter stream for the last few days you may have wondered what this #SciArt tweet storm was all about. The group over at Scientific American’s Symbiartic  started the #SciArt tweet storm last year, in hopes of connecting scientific artists […]

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Why is there error in statistics?

By Auriel M.V. Fournier and Andrew MacDonald Math and Statistics Editors A common misconception is that statistics can make precise predictions about future events. But most of the time there is error associated with a prediction; that is, the prediction falls within a range of values. For instance a meteorologist might predict that Quebec City […]

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Canada Isn’t Immune to the Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy

Thirty Metre Telescope

by Stephanne Taylor Physics & Astronomy subject editor The Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project is exactly what it says on the box: a telescope with a staggering 30 metre segmented lens, housed in an 18-storey observatory in the very early stages of construction on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i. If built, the TMT will be the largest […]

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