Move Over, SUE, There’s a New T. Rex in Town

Of all the dinosaurs in all the world, SUE the T. rex might be the most famous. The most complete T. rex skeleton ever found, SUE is likely also the most well-traveled. Her bones, or at least casts of them, have been displayed all over the world. The casts I saw in Nova Scotia came with bilingual displays written in English and Arabic! But there’s a new king of the dinosaurs in town, and his…

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Comprendre et résoudre les conflits Humains- Éléphants à Campo-Ma’an

Par Isaac Blaise DjokoCet été, je me suis envolé vers le parc national de Campo-Ma’an sur la façade atlantique au Sud-Ouest du Cameroun en Afrique Centrale pour la première phase de collecte des données de ma thèse de Doctorat sur les ‘’Conflits Humains Faune Sauvage autour du Parc National de Campo-Ma’an’’, supervisé par Dr Robert Weladji du laboratoire d’écologie et conservation à l’Université Concordia. J’étais accompagné sur le terrain par Valérie Michel, technicienne vétérinaire du Zoo…

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No Final Exam

Here’s a thought: what if the class you were in had no final exam? I know, it seems preposterous. Whenever one thinks of a mathematics or science course, a final exam is a no-brainer. It’s never a surprise to the students that your class will have a final exam, because that’s the tradition. Mathematics classes have final exams as a rule. It’s the way that students show that they’ve understood the material throughout the semester.…

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FEATURE – LABSCAPES

LABSCAPES: Views through the Microscope offers a chance to get up close and personal with some of the tiniest wonders on earth—viewed through the eyes of renowned researchers at Israel’s leading institute of science and technology, the Technion. From March 24 to 26, 2019, the exhibit will be on view at a large conference in Washington, D.C. Fossils: Electromagnetic collapse of metallic cylinders – from Labscapes Using the world’s most advanced microscopic imaging systems, the…

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Patting Yourself On The Back

As a student or an academic, chances are you have a lot of work to do. Whether that is homework, studying for exams, preparing a presentation, writing a paper, doing research, or teaching, there is a lot that is asked of you. Often, the weeks seem like undulating waves, with regular spikes in work followed by brief periods of respite. This can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle if you are not careful with how you…

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Happy damselfly catching in Sweden

We are excited to welcome Hanna Bensch, a PhD candidate at Linnaeus University Kalmar, Sweden, to the blog today. For more about Hanna, see the end of this post. The summer of 2012 was the first of six summers I spent with a butterfly net and boots, catching damselflies. I had just finished my first year of bachelor studies in biology and had limited experience with field work. To be honest, I think the main…

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