A Scien-terrific Holiday Pop-Up!

For the first time ever, Toronto is getting a handmade holiday pop-up shop just for science lovers! On December 9th and 10th, the Toronto Etsy Street Team will host A Scienterrific Holiday Pop-Up at their gallery at 906 Queen St West. Between the hours of 10am and 8pm, you’ll be able to buy beautiful handmade gifts for all your science-loving friends and family, and maybe a little something for yourself ;) Check out the list…

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Conceptual evolution in some explanations in neuroscience

This website and this blog have been around long enough now (over 15 years and nearly 7 years, respectively) to have witnessed the ongoing evolution and refinement of certain concepts in the neurosciences. We all know that science evolves, but it can be interesting to see how. That’s what I’d like to show today, using an example of conceptual evolution. This example relates to the amygdalae—the two almond-shaped groups of neuronal nuclei on either side…

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La science, comme la philosophie antique, doit se mettre au service de « la vie bonne »

Francisco Varela, William Irwin Thompson et Evan Thompson. Menerbes, Provence, 1997. Ayant maintenant terminé ma série de billets publiés les mardis sur mes cours à l’Université du troisième âge donnés cet automne, je reprends aujourd’hui mes publications sur divers sujets. Mais je vais dorénavant, pour diverses raisons trop longues à expliquer ici, continuer à les mettre en ligne le mardi (au lieu du traditionnel lundi). Je voudrais donc dire quelques mots cette semaine sur le…

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That’s a Wrap – 150 things about Canadian palaeo, part 19, THE END!

Well we’re finally here, only a few months late, at my final post and final 9 bits about Canadian palaeontology. For my last post, I’m going to focus on Saskatchewan and Yukon, two areas I managed to ignore a bit through my previous posts. These are by no means less interesting or important that what I’ve talked about, just slipped my mind and couldn’t figure out where to fit things in. So without further delay,…

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