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How intergenerational trauma affects Indigenous communities

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Michael Ralph Limmena, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science editor Warning: This article contains details that some readers may find distressing With the discovery of the potential graves of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School and a further 751 potential graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School, many Canadians are horrified […]

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Should science communication be funny?

by RaymondsBrain Raymond Nakamura

Raymond K. Nakamura, Multimedia editor The most exciting phrase in science is not “Eureka!” but, “That’s funny.” — Isaac Asimov When I contribute a post to a science blog, I usually add a comic, hoping some humour will make the article more attractive and engaging. But I often receive more positive comments about the comics […]

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Franziska Sattler: The face of the Science Borealis Facebook

Franziska Sattler is a Vertebrate Paleontologist & Evolutionary Biology Master alumna of Freie Universität Berlin. She has always had a passion for science communication, education, and Public Relations in Higher Education and the wish to give women in science a platform to showcase their research. She has been a year-long volunteer and educator at Pint […]

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Jagpreet Kaur: Science communication and social media team expert

Jagpreet is a science communicator and medical editor with a Master’s degree in Science Communication from Laurentian University, Sudbury. With a background in Industrial Biotechnology, she has a background in medical editing and healthcare advertising. She currently works with Klick Health as a Medical Editor. Her interest lies in researching how different countries use healthcare […]

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Small but mighty: How citizen science can have a positive impact on the planet

hoto by Mount Rainier National Park, NPS, CC BY 2.0

Silvie Harder, Policy and Politics editor The Anna’s hummingbird is a tiny, bejewelled bird with shimmering fuchsia and lime green feathers. It weighs about as much as a cherry or grape, between three and six grams, and measures around 10 centimetres in length, about the same length as an apple. Their nests are four centimetres […]

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