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Hubble 2.0
Canada is one of the key partners in the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble, which is set to launch in 2021. 
Life after a PhD
Most doctoral graduates won't go on to become professors — but their transferable skills apply to a wide range of possible career paths.
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What we're reading

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

Do insects feel pain?
We swat mosquitoes, step on ants, and spray poison on cockroaches, assuming, or perhaps hoping, that they can’t. But what does the science say?
[Shelley Adamo | Entomological Society of Canada]

So, what do you do for a living?
Protecting valuable and at-risk habitat, spending time in beautiful natural areas and getting paid for it is a pretty sweet gig — but it doesn't exactly fit on a business card.
[Cameron Wood | Land Lines]

How dinosaurs actually looked
We'll never really know what non-avian dinosaurs looked like, but we know a lot more than we used to. Like, did you know that most of them walked on tippy-toe?
[Nicholas Carter | Blogosaur]

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A preview of Maker Faire Vancouver, set to be hosted at Science World on September 14.

L’émergence des systèmes d’intelligence artificielle serait sur le point de changer radicalement le monde du travail.

University of Toronto psychologists analyzed the cultural trope that everyone has "a type" when it comes to romantic relationships — and found some data to support the theory.

Scientist/bloggers Stephen Heard and Simon Leather are debating how journal articles ought to be titled. Who do you think is right?

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Raymond's Brain
Inspired by: Videos capture bright object streaking across Alberta skyline, Global News, September 1, 2019
News and Announcements

Updates for our members and bloggers

Pitch and Polish
Five Simon Fraser University students have just finished Science Borealis' Pitch and Polish program. This suite of posts about science in British Columbia will run on the Borealis Blog in September. Stay tuned!

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

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Welcomes and Farewells
A warm welcome to Tarryn Bourhill, who recently joined us as a Communications, Education & Outreach editor!

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