Online conferences: How to get started and make it to the finish line

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Alexandra Gellé, guest contributor Organizing an engaging online conference is no longer inconceivable (or avoidable). In pandemic times, we have to use online tools in innovative ways to continue our professional lives, stay connected with family and friends, and have some fun. But there is no need to panic. By following these tips, you too […]

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Data-sharing in the time of COVID-19

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Katie Compton, Policy and Politics editor As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, we’ve all become health-data seekers. Each day, we scan our newsfeeds for information about whether we’re flattening the curve, wonder what the #NewNormal will look like, and search hopefully for any news about treatments or vaccines. Answering the questions foremost on […]

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How do you solve a problem like migration?

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Catherine Dale, Science Borealis Blog editor and New Science Communicators Program Manager I can feel the rapid thrumming of the bluebird’s heart against my palm as I carefully manoeuvre its foot into position over a tiny Ziploc bag. I pick up my nail scissors and take a deep breath to steady my hand. I will […]

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Flashback to some quirky science stories from the last decade

Jasleen Grewal, Communication, Education and Outreach editor This decade is undeniably off to a scary start, what with the Australian bushfires, the Persian Gulf crisis escalation, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it would be a nice break from current events to look back at the last decade and collate some of the popular […]

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10 SciArt favourites from the past decade

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Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors When Science Borealis spontaneously generated during the last decade, the Multimedia category became a catchall for content that you might not expect to see in a typical science blog. With 2020 hindsight, we look over the past decade to share some of our favourite examples of SciArt, […]

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