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Living Art

written by Julia Handra Micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, are all around us. In fact, most of the time bacterial cells outnumber human cells in our bodies and though numerous, these organisms often go unnoticed. As both an artist and a science student, I made it my mission to represent microorganisms on a […]

PlayState Murder Mystery – who explained it best?

As the days grow colder and our thoughts turn to pumpkin pies and falling leaves, a mystery still lingers from warmer summer days. A possible murder that occurred during the hot days of the summers amusement park, PlayState. You can read through the evidence yourself and through the Future Science Leaders Detective Squads reports and […]

Mystery: A tragic end to the Vancouver Ironman

Every year, we do a mystery for the students in Science World’s Future Science Leaders. We then invite you to be a part of the jury and determine who has provided the best explanation for the crime. The explanations The sea of science accused Ethan Anderson Newton’s Pineapple accused Anderson family The Science Fields accused […]

Writing about scientists (more Finkbeiner posts)

How should we talk about science and the people behind the discoveries? In our outreach program, Future Science Leaders, we want to show the work of science so we are trying to show the personality of scientists – but we also want students to be inspired by the accomplishments. My default position is to try […]

Illness hiatus

I’m making good use of the Canadian health care system and I’m not sure when I will get back to writing.The illness is related to my gallbladder removal but there doesn’t seem to be a quick fix. If there are any fun or interesting lessons along the way – and I have the energy – […]

Contagious Holiday Spirit

Our 3D printed virus ornaments are ready! We are selling these ornaments to raise money for science outreach. We have: Last week, I shared our first few prints on Twitter and they were well received. We had plans to add glitter, but I learned that I should be nowhere near a spray can – and […]

Geek Crafts

I’ve been taking some time to create with my hands lately. I’ve always loved needlework – it speaks to my precision and obsessive nature – and you get to see progress. On those days where you feel like nothing is getting done (grad school or grant days, anyone?), those quilting and cross stitch projects where you […]

Behavioural Adaptations

There is often a lot of talk about how men can’t help showing their appreciation for women – I mean, it’s biology, right? 1 So I thought you might be interested in some of my behavioural adaptations in response to this male appreciation and its potential darker side: my girlfriends and I always phone each […]

Update on Canadian Running Challenge

I’m still going!! I finished the equivalent of 5 marathons on October 31st (2 months). I started moving on Sept. 1, 2014 to honour Terry Fox (read more). You can follow my progress and you can see that my running (jogging?) is improving. I may have turned the corner where I’m starting to feel better […]

Jury members: who killed Lovdeep?

The student investigators have provided their reasoning and conclusions for the murder of Lovdeep Citrine. We need a jury to decide who has made the best argument! Please read through the explanations (linked below) and let me know who you believe and why!  Note: if you want to see the evidence for yourself, it is […]

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