A Canadian Winter Storm You’ll Actually Enjoy

This past week (March 1st to 7th) marked the third annual #SciArt Tweet Storm. Begun in 2015 by the folks at Symbiartic, the SciArt Tweet Storm is part celebration, part marketing campaign, part science communication, and all beautiful.   As in previous years, the rules were simple — Each day, participants Tweet 3 pieces of […]

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New Scicomm Hashtags for the Holidays from Science Borealis

Happy Winter Solstice everyone! We’d like to take a moment to let you know what’s happening here on the Borealis Blog and on our social media channels over the holidays. This will be our last Borealis Blog post for 2016.  We’re taking a few weeks off to give our volunteer writers and blog editors a well-deserved […]

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Dinosaur Poop Necklaces to Pun-tastic Postcards: 19 Canadian Gift Ideas for the SciArt Aficionado

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and what better way to make your science-obsessed loved ones happy than with unique, Canadian-made geekery? This is the first annual Science Borealis gift guide for science art to feed your soul.   For the chemist, a planter with a twist gives succulents a scientific home. The brainchild of Alexander […]

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Beakerhead is wildly entertaining, but it sure ain’t mindless

Guest post by Lisa Willemse Every year, Calgary hosts an event centred around cowboys and bucking broncos and tents full of brew. It’s been dubbed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, but I beg to differ. Calgary does host the greatest show on earth, but it’s not the Stampede. It’s Beakerhead. Never heard of it? Now […]

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