People often believe, falsely, that they'll underperform at a task. So, is it more about overestimating others or underestimating themselves? Get the full story I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough… Or Am I?
Catching skin cancer early is crucial, but proper monitoring is tough. Enter the MoleScope, a device that may save lives through remote monitoring. Get the full story Finally, An Answer to ‘Is This Mole Getting Bigger?’
One of the enormous ironies of the Covid-19 pandemic is that what should be an unquestioned triumph for science seem to have actually reduced trust in science for many. In less than a year science provided the tools to end a global pandemic, including an understanding of transmission, sophisticated models of epidemiology, and multiple safe […]
ISBT In Focus 2021 Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Tuesday, August 03, 2021 Dr. Geraldine Walsh “ISBT In Focus”, which took place virtually in June 2021, offered themed sessions in two time-zones to ensure as many delegates as possible could take part, and used state-of-the-art lectures and interactive sessions. I chatted to two Canadian Blood Services delegates who attended the congress: senior scientist, Dr. Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, and postdoctoral fellow in Ramirez-Arcos’ laboratory, Dr. Sylvia Ighem Chi.…
Maybe it’s the way we’ve been trained – assess, criticize, look for the gaps, and definitely do not just believe what it says on the tin. Whatever the reasons, the further I go in my career, the more I realize that I need to rely on other people to get jobs done. Alongside this, I have observed that people in senior positions have either built a network they trust, or they are run completely ragged trying…
It's summer and that means sweat. But why do we use all those antiperspirants and deodorants? Why are we so ashamed of a cooling bodily function? This week host Bethany Brookshire talks with Sarah Everts, author of the new book "The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration".
It’s Music Monday again. Today: statistics! Yes, really. The late folksinger Stan Rogers had a little tiny revival last year when that bizarre and brief sea-shanty fad took hold, and Barrett’s Privateers got an extra 15 minutes of fame. But Rogers also sang land shanties, or at least, he sang one: The White Collar Holler*. […]
L'INFINI: la Station spatiale internationale comme si vous y étiez ! Raymond Fournier ven 30/07/2021 - 13:25 Blogue Astronomie/espace
Imagine a natural alternative to synthetic blue dye that actually helps clean the air as it's being produced. No need to imagine; it's real! Get the full story Natural Pigment That Won’t Leave Us Feeling Blue
Photo: Pixabay In Southern Ontario, May 24th is the traditional day for planting annuals. That’s because the probability of frost after that date is negligible. Not this year. A few days after the 24th, Environment Canada warned us of the possibility of frost overnight, and they were correct. We had quite a lot of frost damage. The strange thing was that the overnight temperature was predicted to be above zero by a degree or two. I…