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Reaching for the stars
Alex B. LeBlanc surveys the Canadian engineering innovations within the Thirty Meter Telescope, currently under construction in Hawaii.
Where the (re)wild things are — Can we restore ecosystems to the way they were before humans interfered? Should we? And if so, how do we go about it?
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What we're reading

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

Antlers of the East
A two-part series tracing the history of the Atlantic-Gaspésie caribou, whose once-mighty population has dwindled to only about 90 individuals.
[Part 1 | Part 2]
[Zack Metcalfe | Land Lines]

From yesterday's dinner to the plastic of tomorrow
A Toronto company aims to transform food waste into biodegradeable, compostable plastic.
[Karyn Ho | Research2Reality]

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#SciArt Tweet Storm: From March 1 - 7, the Internet experienced a blizzard of material from scientific artists and illustrators.

Pramodh Senarath Yapa, a University of Alberta physics PhD candidate, has won the 2018 Dance Your PhD contest.

La levure de bière pour faire du cannabis?

"Do you enjoy music?" and "Are you a skilled musician?" are two different questions. Jeremy Cote feels it should be that way for math too.

Erin Zimmerman shares a cautionary tale entitled Why We Follow The Rules In The Lab.

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Raymond's Brain
Inspired by: Ocean floor listening posts reveal secrets of blue whales (, March 6, 2019)
News and Announcements

Updates for our members and bloggers

Launch of new satirical journal 'dnatured'
Canada's newest science comedy website — dnatured — is now live. If you are in Toronto on March 14 (Pi Day) you can join them for the launch party.

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
Welcome to Jenna Finley, our new Biology & Life Sciences co-editor. Jenna joins us from Queen's University, where she's working on her M.Sc., as well as in the university's phytotron.

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