Introducing your 2019 Favourite Science Site winner: Minding the Brain

Maria Giammarco, Science in Society Editor Can people really multitask? How do our brains imagine the future? Why do we get so fired up about sports games? With topics like these under their belt, this year’s Favourite Science Site win is a no-brainer. Minding the Brain, a podcast created and hosted by Dr. Kim Hellemans […]

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When art and science collide – Science Borealis reviews the Collisions Festival: Invasive Systems

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Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editors This fall, Curiosity Collider (CC), a Vancouver-based nonprofit that brings together art and science, launched their first Collisions Festival, a sci-art festival that ran from November 8 to 10 at Vancouver’s VIVO Media Arts Centre. “There is no dedicated sci-art gallery space or any exhibition events in Vancouver […]

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SciWri2019 and beyond: Connecting and developing as a science writer

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Tarryn Bourhill, Communications, Education & Outreach Editor SciWri2019 is the perfect place to brush up on your science writing skills. From professional development to the latest research, it’s all covered in this five-day science extravaganza by the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). If you didn’t […]

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Profiling the winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Favourite Science Blog: WWEST Blog

Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology and Engineering editor Congratulations to the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Blog, this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! The award, voted on annually by the public, is sponsored by Science Borealis and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), and celebrates excellence […]

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Are we what we eat? The link between gut microbiota, antibiotic use and health

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Overuse of antibiotics might be making us more vulnerable to disease Sunitha Chari, Biology and Life Sciences co-editor Our gastro-intestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion (1014)) micro-organisms – bacteria, viruses and fungi – that together are called the gut microbiota. If that seems like a mind boggling number consider this: the human body […]

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