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 greater […]
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 […]
I’m making good use of the Canadian health care system and I’m not sure when I will get back to writing.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]