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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.
  • A Soda Tax = Bad News for Big Industry


    This week’s video comes from Patrick Mustain over at the Food Matters blog. His short animation on the topic of applying taxes to sugary beverages gets directly to the point…and the point is bad news for the giants in the soda industry. According to Mustain: Sugary drinks are the single-largest contributor to added sugars in [...]

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    Wildscreen Film Festival: Here I come!


    I’m thrilled to be a speaker at the Wildscreen Film Festival in Bristol, UK in a few weeks. Wildscreen is a highlight for film, television and digital media inspired by nature and biology. For more details about Wildscreen and two other major science film festivals happening this month in Europe, have a look at Joanne [...]

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    Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

    Those of you following this blog know that I love me a great science music video parody. This awesome one from College Humor does not disappoint! Marine biologists will celebrate this awesome video about the deep sea. Enjoy!

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    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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