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    Carin Bondar Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.
  • Satirists as a Source of Science News


    This week’s video comes from a post on the PsiVid blog by Joanne Manaster. According to Joanne: How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on” they are? News satirists have [...]

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    Get Beer Off Oil – A Visit With Hermit Thrush Brewery

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    Beer off oil? Sounds like a great idea to me! This week’s video comes from Kevin Bonham over at the Food Matters blog. According to Kevin: I had the pleasure of visiting the (still under construction) brewing operations of a new startup nestled in the southern green mountains of Vermont, that is running a kickstarter [...]

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    Home ExpeRiments With Your Kids


    This week’s video comes from a post by Joanne Manaster on the PsiVid Blog. According to Joanne: Perhaps you’ve reached that point in the summer where your kids might be sitting around the house saying “I’m bored!” or perhaps you want them to be more engaged with the world around them. The Royal Institution of [...]

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    Amazing New Eminem Parody by A Capella Science

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    The genius that is Tim Blais has come up with a fantastic new parody video to the tune of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. Called ‘Eminemium – Choose Yourself’, the video is a compilation of many levels of Blais, doing his own singing, rapping and background sound. The lyrics weave a complex picture of science and society, [...]

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    An Epic Rap Battle Between Newton and Nye!

    This week’s video comes from Joanne Manaster over at Psivid. According to Manaster: Epic Rap Battles of History is the creative brainchild of Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter on Youtube. They have produced three seasons of Epic Rap Battles featuring put downs between similar yet disparate historical and modern figures. For instance, authors Shakespeare and [...]

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    Unlocking the Secrets of the Inner Earth: The Deep Carbon Observatory


    We are all well aware of the immense role that carbon plays in our lives. However, have you ever thought about the immense reservoir of carbon that exists deep beneath the earth’s surface? The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a group of scientists with members spanning the globe, who’s ultimate aim is to unlock the [...]

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    The Most Colorful View of the Universe Captured by Space Telescope


    What do you get when you add a little ultraviolet to images captured by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014? Some pretty amazing images. By utilizing a full spectrum of colour from ultraviolet to near infared, NASA astronomers have created the most colourful deep space images to date. These new images contain approximately 10,000 galaxies, [...]

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    The Last Man on the Moon


    This week’s video comes from a post by Joanne Manaster on PsiVid: “It’s no secret, I’m a space geek. And the other non-secret is I love when a good space travel book is turned into a movie. Astronaut Gene Cernan is known for being “The Last Man on the Moon” as he was the last [...]

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    The Curious Parent: An Excellent New Web Series

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    I have long been a fan of the team at Untamed Science. These guys are diverse, creative and adventurous in their storytelling and video production. Like myself, Haley Chamberlain-Nelson is a mother AND a science communicator. What better way to combine these two endeavours than to create a science-series about motherhood and parenting! Haley (and [...]

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    Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics


    This week’s video comes to us from Joanne Manaster‘s post over at PsiVid. According to Joanne: How does a mouse build a burrow, and do genes help control this behavior? This was a question asked by members of the Hoekstra lab at Harvard. Research results from Dr. Hopi Hoekstra’s lab, based on the 2013 Nature [...]

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