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  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: PlayState Murder Mystery – who explained it best? 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    As the days grow colder and our thoughts turn to pumpkin pies and falling leaves, a mystery still lingers from warmer summer days. A possible murder that occurred during the hot days of the summers amusement park, PlayState. You can read through the evidence yourself and through the Future Science Leaders Detective Squads reports and […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Mystery: A tragic end to the Vancouver Ironman 1 year, 6 months ago

    Every year, we do a mystery for the students in Science World’s Future Science Leaders. We then invite you to be a part of the jury and determine who has provided the best explanation for the crime. The explanations The sea of science accused Ethan Anderson Newton’s Pineapple accused Anderson family The Science Fields accused […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Writing about scientists (more Finkbeiner posts) 2 years ago

    How should we talk about science and the people behind the discoveries? In our outreach program, Future Science Leaders, we want to show the work of science so we are trying to show the personality of scientists – but we also want students to be inspired by the accomplishments. My default position is to try […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Contagious Holiday Spirit 2 years, 5 months ago

    Our 3D printed virus ornaments are ready! We are selling these ornaments to raise money for science outreach. We have: Last week, I shared our first few prints on Twitter and they were well received. We had plans to add glitter, but I learned that I should be nowhere near a spray can – and […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Geek Crafts 2 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve been taking some time to create with my hands lately. I’ve always loved needlework – it speaks to my precision and obsessive nature – and you get to see progress. On those days where you feel like nothing is getting done (grad school or grant days, anyone?), those quilting and cross stitch projects where you […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Behavioural Adaptations 2 years, 5 months ago

    There is often a lot of talk about how men can’t help showing their appreciation for women – I mean, it’s biology, right? 1 So I thought you might be interested in some of my behavioural adaptations in response to this male appreciation and its potential darker side: my girlfriends and I always phone each […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Jury members: who killed Lovdeep? 2 years, 6 months ago

    The student investigators have provided their reasoning and conclusions for the murder of Lovdeep Citrine. We need a jury to decide who has made the best argument! Please read through the explanations (linked below) and let me know who you believe and why!  Note: if you want to see the evidence for yourself, it is […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Another whodunit: Fictional airline CEO may have been murdered 2 years, 7 months ago

      Every year, I create a mystery for students in the Future Science Leaders program to solve. There are several bits of evidence – some of it conflicting – and the students need to determine who did it and provide the evidence that supports their theory. If interested, you can read about the rationale of […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: A Canadian Hero: Terry Fox 2 years, 7 months ago

    Today is the 34th Terry Fox run – and the 34th time that I will run in this family event. Have you heard of Terry Fox?  He is a Canadian hero but people in other countries aren’t often aware of him. You can read a timeline of facts and much more at terryfox.org. Terry was 18 […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: favourite graffiti 2 years, 9 months ago

    This is my favourite graffiti so far in Montreal. There is more every time that I look at it. I walked around Montreal in the morning but still didn’t have the best light. I added the fog to decrease the impact of the cars – but it may have brought more attention to them. via 500px


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Mosaic vs chimera 2 years, 9 months ago

    Both terms refer to one organism with two or more distinct populations of cells * – but they are not interchangeable. The different cell lines in chimeras originally come from different zygotes whereas mosaics arise from the same zygote. Because mosaics start with the same genome, you expect them to be more similar than chimeras […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: summer leaf 2 years, 9 months ago

    Walking around Montreal this morning. Not the best light but I tried! via 500px


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: I’m sorry. (burn out? illness? lazy?) 2 years, 10 months ago

    Where has the time gone? I can’t believe that it is almost July. This post is to recognize the fact that I’ve been absent or doing the minimum lately. I’m sorry. I have no real excuse. I have been dealing with illnesses and doctor appointments and that takes a lot of energy but it has […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Blood Cancers – what would you want to know? 3 years ago

    written by Julia Pon If you had leukemia or lymphoma, what would you want to know? As a medical student, I noticed a disconnect between the type of information that tends to be provided for patients, and the types of information medical students are taught: patient information booklets tend to focus on symptoms, tests and […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: OA journal for outreach activities? #hivemind request 3 years ago

    I am lucky enough to work with some amazing people in an enrichment program for teens who love science. The leaders create activities to help students explore science in different ways. These exercises are usually more than the usual outreach or classroom activity – but they could be adapted to work within classrooms or for […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Chemical-free cleaners don’t exist, so why am I still reading about them? 3 years ago

    by Susan Vickers Chemophobia is major problem, and it is time scientists to do more to stop the press intensifying it. I welcome all discussion on ways to inform journalists and petition news agencies to report in a conscientious and scientifically correct manner. As a chemist, misuse of the term chemical frustrates me. The use […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Curling and Science Literacy 3 years, 2 months ago

    I like curling and I like science. In 2012, I saw the chance to talk about both of them in a ScienceOnline session with fellow Canadian Marie-Claire Shanahan. How did these two disparate things fit together? Both science and curling can seem boring or confusing if you don’t know the language or the process. The ScienceOnline conference […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Milling Flour in Bhutan 3 years, 3 months ago

    The people of Bhutan were always friendly. I was amazed at this woman’s generosity of letting me into her workplace and to take her photo. She spends all day in this shack, breathing in an incredible amount of dust. The mill is above a river and the current is used to move the large stone. […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Small stupas at Burning Lake 3 years, 3 months ago

    We saw collections of these mini stupas around Bhutan, generally at spiritual places. Stupas are large structures built to represent Buddha’s holy mind. Building a stupa is seen as a way to purify your karma and gain white stones (positive points towards your balance for the decision of your next life). Some people can’t afford […]


  • New blog post imported from «Musings of a genegeek» by Catherine: Power and Focus – Shark Alley 3 years, 3 months ago

    I love sharks. They are majestic and inspiring. I saw a great white while diving on the Great Barrier Reef but it was (luckily) far away. In June 2013, we went to South Africa and took the opportunity to see sharks in Shark Alley. I hope our underwater photos capture some of the awe we […]


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