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Canadian climate science 
Are we doing enough to get a handle on what's going to happen to Canada's climate in 30 years?
How to look at SciArt
Our Multimedia co-editors offer a crash course in scientific art appreciation.
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What we're reading

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

Elegy for the ash
If an ash tree falls in the forest, scarcely anyone hears it anymore. Marian MacNair wants to change that.
[Marian MacNair | le beagle]

How not to help kids with the ‘stomach flu’
Despite their popularity, probiotics don't do anything to help children with gastroenteritis
[Barry O’Sullivan | Research 2 Reality]

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That famous black hole photo inspired posts from Paula Johanson and Jeremy Cote.

Wanna listen to a podcast episode about Megalodon? Yeah, you do.

#SciArt — Ele Willoughby offers a new look at Schroedinger’s Cat, Louis Pasteur’s bacteria and everything in between.

Can scientific journal articles have a distinctive voice? Should they?

A letter to Joe Rogan about stem cells.


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Raymond's Brain
Inspired by: How Canadian astronomy made the black hole photo possible (CBC/Bob McDonald | April 12, 2019)
News and Announcements

Updates for our members and bloggers

Pint of Science
In Guelph? Check out Pint of Science, taking place May 21–23.

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!

Volunteer positions at Science Borealis
Want to be a #SciBorVolunteer? The following positions are available:

Check the links for job descriptions or email

Welcomes and Farewells
Our newest syndicated blog is the STEM Education blog from Ajax Scientific Ltd., written by Ed D'Souza. Check it out!

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