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Put the Talus Dome In Its Place

by Zosia Czarnecka If you’re hoping to earn your city a name on the map, there is a well-known, unwritten list of requirements. You need to have a river or some body of water, you need to be known for at least one athlete, you should have had a natural disaster pass through (in our case, a tornado), and you need record-breaking weather of some sort. … Continue reading Put the Talus Dome In Its Place

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Teaching with Dinosaurs – An Interview with Scott Persons

by Chris Berger Scott Persons is a man who has devoted his life to discovery, education, and public science outreach.  A researcher and teacher already lauded for his contributions to the field of paleontology, Edmontonians may know him from his appearances at Nerd Nite events around the city; Canadians, from his Summer 2016 series on CBC radio featuring Alberta dinosaurs; and people the world over, … Continue reading Teaching with Dinosaurs – An Interview with Scott Persons

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Luminaria Ignites the Christmas Spirit

by Zosia Czarnecka Anyone who knows me knows about my mild obsession with Christmas lights and candles. This past summer, I was furnishing my apartment in Germany for a few months and one of my first moves was to line the perimeter of the room with candles. It was the middle of June and unbearably hot, but I still had 30-some candles burning every night. … Continue reading Luminaria Ignites the Christmas Spirit

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The Truth behind Edmonton’s Haunted Hospital

by Hiranyaa Sahadevan Do you have that one friend that loves to tell ghost stories or watch horror movies for the thrill of being scared? I must confess: I am that friend. I love learning about anything haunted and the colorful pasts behind these spooky stories. Edmonton is not often associated as being filled with haunts and ghost-filled places. We have buildings down Whyte Ave … Continue reading The Truth behind Edmonton’s Haunted Hospital

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Where My Ladies At?

by Devyn Rorem Where my ladies at? While being recently sucked into a Youtube Vortex, clicking on one video after another to avoid doing my homework, I stumbled upon a video with the aforementioned title. The video, by Emily Graslie of Brainscoop, questioned why science education media was so male dominated. She offered a few reasons as to what could be causing this: women seem … Continue reading Where My Ladies At?

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The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

by Shrida Sahadevan I must have been seven or eight when I first walked through the heavy doors of the gigantic (especially at that age) museum-like building. The ceiling seemed endless and my eyes searched the foyer in anticipation. My parents took my hands and led me through the various rooms and exhibits. I vaguely remember learning about magnets and soil erosion and the Arctic. … Continue reading The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

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UrbanYEG: The Crew That Sees the Extraordinary

by Zosia Czarnecka My grandfather, a prominent architect in Poland and Europe, taught me to never see an everyday object as ordinary. We used to play a game where he would hand me something plain and tell me to think of three unique uses for it. A fork would become a comb, a weapon, and a musical instrument. Then he would tell me to draw … Continue reading UrbanYEG: The Crew That Sees the Extraordinary

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Digging for Insight: On Paleontology and Lifelong Learning

by Chris Berger Three things never fail to snag a kid’s attention: the huge, the weird, and the mysterious. It’s no wonder then that dinosaurs have occupied a special place in children’s imaginations for as long as they’ve been known to science.  And it’s equally obvious why dinosaurs so often serve as budding young minds’ gateway into the life of discovery.   One of my … Continue reading Digging for Insight: On Paleontology and Lifelong Learning

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Alberta: We’re Big in Japan! | By Antony Ta

Imagine this scene: terror grips you as take the wrong right turn and you’re greeted by the world’s largest dinosaur. Yes, it is the world’s LARGEST dinosaur. Terrible T-Rex stares down with murderous intent as you pull into the angle parking. You’re safe for now; you remember that dinosaurs have been extinct for over 65 million years. It now becomes clear that you turned too … Continue reading Alberta: We’re Big in Japan! | By Antony Ta