I love the chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica). I took this photo at one of the weather stations in Antarctica. I love how the black chin line makes them look like they are smiling all the time. And the strut! They look like they don’t have a care in the world, even though sea lions weren’t […]
I like curling and I like science. In 2012, I saw the chance to talk about both of them in a ScienceOnline session with fellow Canadian Marie-Claire Shanahan. How did these two disparate things fit together? Both science and curling can seem boring or confusing if you don’t know the language or the process.
I love that people want scientific explanations for how to improve their health. But in the realm of alternative health, the science is often cherry-picked and applied incorrectly – despite sounding impressive, the explanations are often misinterpretations of the scientific principles and collapse when subjected to scrutiny. On a positive note, the attempts to use […]
Honestly, it is because I have a very common name – Catherine Anderson. According to my local pharmacist, there are 4 people with my name on my (long) street. I started using genegeek in grad school because every combination of my name was taken in email accounts. It seemed like a way to become unique […]
An elf found dead on the second floor of Science World. The greatest minds available came together to figure out what happened… The initial information: Santa and his elves were having a party at Science World to celebrate a successful Christmas and the promotion of the new head elf. Late that night, the newly appointed female […]