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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 www.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Because, Science.

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    I’ve been enjoying NOVA’s online series ‘The Secret Lives of Scientists and Engineers’. These short videos depict some lesser known aspects of the lives of cutting-edge scientists, their hobbies, passions and pastimes outside of the lab. Several of my friends have been profiled on the series, including Mireya Mayor, Hugh Herr and Crystal Dilworth. The [...]

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    Four New Species of Deep-Sea Killer Sponge Discovered

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    Four new carnivorous sponge species have recently been discovered in the deep sea. This short video comes from Becky Crew’s post on the Running Ponies blog, it provides basic natural history of these unique organisms and gives us a visualization of their habitats several kilometres beneath the oceans surface. According to Crew: Following their discovery [...]

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    Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

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    I’m really loving the new ‘Reactions‘ series from the American Chemical Society. Those of us involved in the world of science communication are well aware that effective science-storytelling involves a lot of creativity and style. Some subjects lend themselves toward visual storytelling much more than others. For example, it’s fairly easy to come up with [...]

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