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Welcome to our re-launched Science Borealis Newsletter! Every other Friday, we'll bring you our favourite posts from the past two weeks, along with updates for our members and bloggers. Feedback?

On the Borealis Blog

Canadian Science Policy Conference 2018 — Guest blogger Stefanie Novakowski shares the lessons she learned at #CSPC2018.
More effective treatment for a deadly dog disease — New science communicator Nolan Chalifoux explains why many puppies are vulnerable to canine parvovirus.
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What we're reading

Top picks from Science Borealis editors

Humidex Schmumidex
Did you know that humidex, UV index and wind chill are all Canadian innovations? And that they don't necessarily work the way you think they do?
[Simon ShapiroSci/Why]

The tale of Amanita muscaria
The power-up mushrooms from Super Mario are based on a real fungus. Don't eat them.
[Telus World of Science | Ray Nakamura]

Goats are not the new dogs
A self-professed Person Who Stares At Goats explains why you shouldn't keep a goat in a dog environment. Because apparently that's a thing.
[Companion Animal Psychology | Christian Nawroth]

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Voted Canada's favourite science blog, Scientist Sees Squirrel celebrates its fourth birthday

Three lessons about nature from your old Christmas tree.

En Norvège, une compagnie de sécurité propose d’installer des caméras thermiques le long d'un quai à la rescousse des fêtards qui tombent dans la rivière Nidelva.

Some practical and achievable ways that every male scientist can help balance the gender scales in 2019.

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Raymond's Brain
News and Announcements

Updates for our members and bloggers

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Welcomes and Farewells
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