University of Alberta scientists use ultra fast (terahertz) microscopy to see ultra small (electron dynamics)

This is exciting news for Canadian science and the second time there has been a breakthrough development from the province of Alberta within the last five months (see Sept. 21, 2016 posting on quantum teleportation). From a Feb. 21, 2017 news item on ScienceDaily, For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz […]

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Exxon, climate change and sequence stratigraphy

My favourite periodical is the New York Review of Books. It is a high-brow magazine that contains in-depth articles by outstanding writers and thinkers on a range of topics from fundamental physics to poetry and everything in between. And excellent article in two parts – in the December 8 and December 22 2016 issues – discussed the Exxon climate change scandal. In case you missed it: Exxon (Exxon-Mobil since years, but generally known as Exxon)…

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Nominations open for Kabiller Prizes in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine ($250,000 for visionary researcher and $10,000 for young investigator)

For a change I can publish something that doesn’t have a deadline in three days or less! Without more ado (from a Feb. 20, 2017 Northwestern University news release by Megan Fellman [h/t Nanowerk’s Feb. 20, 2017 news item]), Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) is now accepting nominations for two prestigious international prizes: […]

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Curiosity may not kill the cat but, in science, it might be an antidote to partisanship

I haven’t stumbled across anything from the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School in years so before moving onto their latest news, here’s more about the project, The Cultural Cognition Project is a group of scholars interested in studying how cultural values shape public risk perceptions and related policy beliefs. Cultural cognition refers to […]

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Live. Curiously. A Feb. 22, 2017 Curiosity Collider Café event in Vancouver, Canada

There’s news about the next Curiosity Collider Café event in a Feb. 14, 2017 announcement (received via email), Collider Cafe: Live. Curiously. When 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Door opens at 7:30pm. Where Café Deux Soleils. 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (Google Map). Cost $5.00-10.00 cover at the door (sliding scale). Proceeds will be used to […]

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Women in Science: Dawn Bazely

By Sarah Boon, Ph.D. This post in part of an ongoing series by Sarah Boon celebrating Canadian women in science. Read through the archive to learn more about the women shaping science in Canada. Dawn Bazely is a Professor of Biology at York University. It was the first tenure-track position she applied for after her postdoc in 1989, and she’s been there ever since. Her academic career, however, has been defined by positions in both Ontario…

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Spotlight on Science North: Nightlife on the Rocks

By Jenny Kliever Picture this: you’re out with friends on a Friday night after a long week at work. You’re having a few cocktails over good conversation, there’s live music, people are playing games, others are dancing. Where might you be? Of all the possible places, a science centre probably doesn’t come to mind, right? Well thanks to Science North’s unique adult outreach events, it should! Science North is a science museum in Sudbury, Ontario.…

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