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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We’re Live! Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication

Image credit: Jen Burgess Today Science Borealis launches Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication! On Twitter and through Facebook we will be promoting a rich and varied conversation about science communication in Canada. Over the next 50 days, you can find out what 100 scientists, journalists, policy makers, communications specialists, government leaders, and artists […]

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Highlights from the 2016 Canadian Society of Microbiologists conference

By Betty Zou What do the scientific breakthrough of the year, fecal transplants and pea plants have in common? Microbes! The newest research in these and many other areas was showcased recently at the 66th Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) annual conference, which took place at the University of Toronto on June 12 to 15, […]

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Science Borealis Featured Blog: Laura Ulrich – Monsters and Molecules

By Liz Martin-Silverstone and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia Editors After our Science Borealis Reader Survey, we randomly selected four participating blogs to be profiled here on the Borealis Blog during 2016. This is the second of those featured posts.   RN: I’m delighted to introduce my new Multimedia co-editor, Liz Martin-Silverstone, a paleontological powerhouse studying across […]

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