Toxoplasmosis and the zombie mouse in my backyard

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By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-editors This summer, I made friends with a zombie mouse. One recent evening as I was sitting in my suburban Toronto backyard, a tiny mouse that often visits began behaving strangely. Instead of scurrying across the patio like usual, my mouse buddy started running […]

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Arctic Breeding Common Eiders and the Students that Study Them

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Guest post by Rolanda Steenweg, PhD candidate, Dalhousie University & Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) member Celebrating Polar Week: March 14-20, 2016 A new field season On little East Bay Island, off Southampton Island, Nunavut, biologists slumber in their cool, grey cabin. Surrounded by ice, they anticipate the spring arrival of their study […]

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What the Franklin expedition says about Canadian research priorities

By Pascal Lapointe and Karine Morin Policy and politics subject editors The discovery of one of the long-lost Franklin ships is surely big news, archaeologically speaking. But it is also highly political. Not simply because Franklin is used as a symbol of Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, but also in the context of what has […]

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