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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PalaeoPoems: Literary scicomm gives fossils a second chance at life

Artwork by Katrin Emery

Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors Monsters of the prime Who tare each other in their slime —Thomas C. Weston, “Untitled,” Reminiscences among the rocks: in connection with the Geological Survey of Canada, 1889 ~ Excavating fossilized dinosaur bones or permineralized leaves is something we expect from a palaeontologist; digging up poems about […]

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Between the Sand: Owen Fernley’s adventure under ground

Image courtesy of Owen Fernley.

Katrina Vera Wong In a Japanese ikebana flower arrangement, three stems are fixed at specific angles to represent heaven, earth, and man. Not only is it important to pay attention to the lines that those, or any additional stems, form, it’s also important to respect the spaces between those lines. We can recognize and value […]

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SciComic: A comic about science comics

Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors Raymond: Let’s talk about science comics today. Kat: We should do it in comics form, though. We interviewed: Armin Mortazavi / arminmortazavi.com/ @armin.scientoonist Dr. Christopher Labos / www.bodyofevidence.ca Jeremy / handwaving.ca Olivier Bernard / www.thepharmafist.com We think you might also enjoy: Rosemary Mosco / www.birdandmoon.com/ @rosemarymosco Jacques […]

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Innovative learning experiences are putting the art back in science

Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editor If you’ve heard of the terms “science art” or “sciart,” you’re probably familiar with the idea of using visual art to represent, explain, or bring attention to some aspect of science. The wonderful realm of art and science is capable of teaching science in creative ways and is a potent […]

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