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Of dragonglass and men
Exploring the scientific parallels between the world of Game of Thrones and our own.
Infinity and beyond
How — and why — to effectively use virtual reality and augmented reality in Canadian classrooms
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What we're reading

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

Is this the world's oldest fossilized mushroom?
The tiny fossil, found in Canada's Northwest Territories, may be up to a billion years old.
[Barry O'Sullivan | Research2Reality]

The unreconciled dimensions
Can a love of rural areas and remoteness go together with queerness?
[Alex Bond | The Lab and Field]

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DNA analysis at crime scenes isn't just for human material — it can also be used to identify insect species and soil types, providing valuable information to investigators.

There's a federal election this fall, so now is the perfect time to learn more about the #VoteScience initiative.

L’origine évolutive de nos sentiments moraux

The Transcripts blog has a dispatch from Science is a Drag, a "mad cap mixture of drag and science talks", held earlier this month in Toronto.

There's no reason your lawn has to consist of nothing but lush, green grass: there are plenty of alternatives out there.

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Raymond's Brain
Inspired by: B.C. scientists testing new way to protect against deadly fungus, CBC News, August 18, 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!

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