Science Communicators, Get Your GIF On

Posted on June 21, 2017

By Kat Middleton The first animated GIF I ever made was a flaming red danger sign. The year was 1997, and I’d just started my own graphic design...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Kat Middleton

If You’re Going to Take a Break From Sitting, Make it Count

Posted on June 16, 2017

As you begin to read this blog post, consider how long you have been sitting for. When was the last time you got up to talk to a colleague or use the...

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Filed Under: Science News Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism

Women in Physics: Dr. Shohini Ghose

Posted on June 14, 2017

This post is part of an ongoing series by Jenny Kliever about women in physics who have inspired others and contributed to the field in unique and...

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Filed Under: Women in Science Canadian Journal of Physics Jenny Kliever

Canada’s Softwood Lumber Trade: Past, Present, and Future

Posted on June 9, 2017

By Alice Palmer On April 28, 2017, the US Department of Commerce placed a countervailing duty of about 20% on Canadian softwood lumber entering the...

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Filed Under: Science Policy

Given a Second Chance Rejected DNA Reveals a New Order of Microscopic Red Algae

Posted on June 6, 2017

A new species, genus, family, and order of red algae were recently described in Botany. Marine biologist Gary Saunders shares the story of this...

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Filed Under: Science News Botany

Are Drones Affecting Canadian Airspace Safety?

Posted on June 1, 2017

From surveying migrating caribou to capturing memories of your family vacation, drones are becoming commonplace in the field and home. In a new study...

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Filed Under: Science News Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Forecasting the Impacts of Extremely Rapid Landslides

Posted on May 31, 2017

Predicting when and where landslides could occur is imperative for the safety of Canadians, integrity of infrastructure, and safeguarding of natural...

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Filed Under: Science News Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Conference Trip

Posted on May 29, 2017

By Erin Zimmerman, Ph.D. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the temperature is slowly rising. That can only mean one thing…...

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Filed Under: Science Careers Erin Zimmerman

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

Posted on May 23, 2017

By Sarah Boon, Ph.D. Hope Jahren’s first book, Lab Girl, is a memoir about her career as a scientist from Georgia Tech (1996–1999) to Johns...

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Filed Under: Sarah Boon

Quantifying Plastics in Canada’s Aquatic Landscapes: Rigour and Repetition

Posted on May 16, 2017

By: Natalie Sopinka In Canada, plastic pollution of our waterbodies is an emerging concern in a crowd of aquatic stressors. Similar to chemical...

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Filed Under: FACETS Science News

Announcing the 2016 Outstanding Reviewers

Posted on May 12, 2017

"Peer review is at the heart of the research ecosystem.”—Publons, 2016 SpotOn Report Heart, backbone, foundation, mainstay, core,...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing

A Review and Rx for Canada’s Research Ecosystem

Posted on May 8, 2017

By: Joelle Thorpe, Ph.D., Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow The views expressed herein are those of Dr. Thorpe and are not necessarily shared by...

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Filed Under: Science Policy

Women in Physics: Dr. Ursula Franklin

Posted on May 4, 2017

This post is part of an ongoing series by Jenny Kliever about women in physics who have inspired others and contributed to the field in unique and...

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Filed Under: Women in Science Canadian Journal of Physics Jenny Kliever

Light Upon Wild Leek: Sustainable Harvesting and Optimal Light Environments for a Vulnerable Forest Herb

Posted on May 1, 2017

The wild leek can be deep-fried, sautéed, and pickled, but it is also a threatened species in Québec, Canada. In a new study published...

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Filed Under: Science News Botany

What Experimental Branch Cooling Tells Us About the Beautiful Reds of Fall

Posted on April 24, 2017

Paul Schaberg and his colleagues at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and USDA Forest Service recently published a study in...

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Filed Under: Science News Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Air & Light & Time & Space, by Helen Sword

Posted on April 20, 2017

By Erin Zimmerman, Ph.D. Most academics have a fraught, love/hate relationship with writing. Though the final product brings pleasure and a sense of...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Science Communication Erin Zimmerman

Budget 2017: Fueling Innovation with Skills Training, Superclusters, and Science

Posted on April 17, 2017

By: Joelle Thorpe, Ph.D., Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow The views expressed herein are those of Dr. Thorpe and are not necessarily shared by...

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Filed Under: Science News Science Policy

Women in Science: Dr. Caroline Fox

Posted on April 11, 2017

By Sarah Boon, Ph.D. This post is part of an ongoing series by Sarah Boon celebrating Canadian women in science. Read through the archive to learn more...

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Filed Under: Women in Science Sarah Boon