The pandemic we’re not talking about: What’s going on with honeybees? – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

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This week, we are highlighting a 2020 post by Biology & Life Sciences editor Jenna Finlay. Written at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jenna’s post highlights another, much less well-known epidemic affecting the world’s honeybees. Check out this post to learn about the fungal genus Nosema, and what we know about its effects on […]

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Challenge Accepted: Science in the Northern Gateway Pipeline Process – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

This week, we look way back in our archives to highlight this 2014 post by then-editor and Science Borealis co-founder Sarah Boon. In her post, Sarah critically analyzes the science informing one of the major political issues at the time: the Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP). And although this pipeline was never built, Sarah’s breakdown of […]

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The history of science: The story of humanity’s pursuit of knowledge – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

University of Toronto laboratory where insulin was discovered. Photo from University of Toronto Archives. Public domain.

This week, we are featuring a post written in 2021 by Science in Society editor Mary Anne Schoenhardt. In this post, Mary Anne explores what it means to study the history of science – and why it’s important that we continue to do so. By Mary Anne Schoenhardt, Science in Society editor The summer of […]

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Where is the research headed for “Canada’s Disease”? Multiple sclerosis research in Canada – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

This week, we are highlighting this 2019 post by Jenna Finley, one of our current Biology & Life Sciences subject editors. The post was selected by her co-editor, Qiaochu Liang, who observed that the post “serves as a reminder of the historical context of MS treatments and underscores the importance of acknowledging the research efforts […]

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The Chinese Postman and the Trick-or-Treater – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

Hallowe’en is just around the corner, but there’s still time to plan out your ideal trick-or-treating route! Check out this great 2017 blog post by Malgosia Ip on how a mathematical approach to your Hallowe’en route can maximize your candy-gathering potential and minimize sore feet! By Malgosia Ip, Mathematics & Statistics editor In just over […]

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