The psychology of soundbites

Erin Zimmerman, Science in Society co-editor “Political language—and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”             —George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (1946) Political […]

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Hope grows as Canada hires scientists

Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Canada is going on a hiring binge to restock its government with scientists. But is this enough? For a long, hard decade, Canada’s politicians rejected data-driven decision-making. Muzzling government scientists so they couldn’t speak freely to the press was one of the most visible symptoms, but at the same time something more […]

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Working with sea level rise, not against it

submergence

Sarah Boon and Sri Ray-Chauduri, Environment & Earth Science co-editors At almost 240,000 km, Canada has the longest coastline in the world. Over seven million Canadians live in coastal regions along the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans, many of whom are likely paying close attention to recent news about both historic and future global sea levels. […]

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A new and improved Science Borealis: members, bylaws, and sponsorship

Sarah Boon, Editorial Manager Last Thursday, February 26th, marked an important milestone for Science Borealis, as we held our first Members’ Meeting via conference call. You’ll recall back in November we announced our incorporation as a non-profit organization, and introduced you to our new Board of Directors. Along with non-profit status came a whole raft […]

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