Driving on Sunshine: An Analysis of Solar Roads

Since posting about the possibility of powering Canadian metropolitans with solar energy, we received lots of positive feedback as well as one resounding question, what’s the deal with these solar roads? We see it on the news, with tech giants introducing solar pathways and roadways onto their campuses. But are they feasible to power an [...] Read More The post Driving on Sunshine: An Analysis of Solar Roads appeared first on Schrodinger's Cat.

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CMN has been Nominated for Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! Vote for us today!

The Canadian Mountain Network is honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted for People’s Choice Award: Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! from Science Borealis! Voting is open from September 17th to the 29th and the site and blog that receive the most votes will be named the 2018 People’s Choice: Canada’s Favourite Science Online! We are so excited to join the other nominees in this competition and look forward to checking out the other nominees as they…

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“Scientist Sees Squirrel” is nominated for a People’s Choice Award!

Image: Squirrel (of course), Sorbyphoto CC0. I’m happy to be able to tell you that Scientist Sees Squirrel is a 2018 nominee for “Canada’s Favourite Science Blog” – a People’s Choice Award.  This is an annual award, jointly sponsored by the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada and the blogging network Science Borealis.  It’s lovely […]

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CRISPR-Cas9 technology and personalized medicine: What about Canada?

by Rick Gierczak, guest contributor CRISPR-Cas9 technology was accidentally discovered in the 1980s when scientists were researching how bacteria defend themselves against viral infection. While studying bacterial DNA called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), they identified additional CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein molecules. Together, CRISPR and one of those protein molecules, termed Cas9, can locate […]

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Brand New School Year, Brand New Books!

by L. E. CarmichaelForget January, for me, September is the start of the new year - the year of learning new things! September is also Read a New Book Month, and we at Sci/Why are here to help you with that task. Discover a new favourite with our freshly-updated-for-2018 Science Book List. Here are some hot-off-the-presses choices for you and your favourite junior scientist. Captions link direct to Amazon.Bus to the BadlandsCatsErupt!Do Frogs Drink Hot…

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#491 Frankenstein LIVES

Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley gave us a legendary monster, shaping science fiction for good. Thanks to her, the name of Frankenstein is now famous world-wide. But who was the real monster here? The creation? Or the scientist that put him together? Tune in to a live show from Dragon Con 2018 in Atlanta, as we breakdown the science of Frankenstein, complete with grave robbing and rivers of maggots. Featuring Tina Saey, Lucas Hernandez,…

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