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The psychological benefits of self-compassion
A growing body of research suggests that treating yourself the way you’d treat a friend can improve mental health.
Three reasons to attend Science Rendezvous
On May 11, engage with STEAM — science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics— through this Canada-wide festival!
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What we're reading

Some of our recent favourites. For the full firehose, follow #FromTheFeed

How to get your pet to the vet
Going to the vet can be a stressful experience for companion animals. Zazie Todd has science-backed advice for both cat owners and dog owners.
[Zazie Todd | Companion Animal Psychology]

Dental origami
The elegant "folded" shapes found in the teeth of ancient animals called synapsids offer clues about our evolutionary history.
[Aaron R.H. Leblanc]

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Emily Damstra shares a sneak peek at some of the illustrations she's drawn for Stephen Heard's forthcoming book.

Good news for a change: Five species whose at-risk status has changed for the better thanks to efforts by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The newest exhibit at Telus World of Science highlights numbers in nature, including Fibonacci spirals.

A few simple tips for communicating science via Instagram.

Trois critiques à la méditation “pleine conscience”.

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Raymond's Brain
News and Announcements

Updates for our members and bloggers

Heart & Head — SMCC 2019 Annual Conference
The 2019 Science Writers and Communicators of Canada annual conference takes place May 23-25 in Winnipeg. The theme of this year’s conference is Heart & Head, with explorations into Indigenous knowledge, the health of our waters and the North.

Registration is open now and you don't have to be a SWCC member to attend. Check it out!

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