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Stories by Carin Bondar

ASAP Science: Fun, Informative and Extremely Successful

Biologists Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown are taking a unique approach to presenting biological concepts – and the world is paying attention. As founders and creators of ASAP science, the duo has recently reached a major milestone on their YouTube channel: 10 million views...

December 12, 2012 — Carin Bondar

The Master of Evolution Animation Returns

Earlier this year I posted about the fantastic work of Tyler Rhodes, a student in the animation program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tyler had completed a unique experiment with a classroom of young children from Patrick Henry School of Science and Art:“Much like the whispered game “telephone” where one person whispers a message down the line until it’s very different by the end due to small “mutations” along the way, I would create a game of telephone using visual imagery.”Tyler began the game by sketching a nondescript salamander-like creature:He then had various groups of students make copies of this sketch, knowing that the copies would contain subtle differences...

November 19, 2012 — Carin Bondar

An Autistic Boy's Answer: YouTube Science

A young autistic boy has found his outlet in making science videos. Jordan Hilkowitz was diagnosed with autism when he was just 18 months old, he didn’t begin to speak until he was 5.

August 14, 2012 — Carin Bondar

Get Your Thesis Animated by PhD Comics!

Jorge Cham, the artist behind PhD Comics and The PhD Movie, has created a ‘Two Minute Thesis’ contest. Can you use plain language to summarize your PhD thesis in two minutes?

July 17, 2012 — Carin Bondar

The Beneath the Waves Film Festival - Bringing the Ocean to your City this Summer!

The following post is an invited guest post by Austin Gallagher, the creator of the 'Beneath the Waves Film Festival'. Austin Gallagher is a PhD Student at the University of Miami and Co-Director of the festival.In 2009, I was working on a small island in the South Pacific, taking courses for my masters, diving every day on coral reef habitats and collecting data for my first scientific paper...

July 16, 2012 — Carin Bondar

Science - It's a Girl Thing (Insert Facepalm Here)

** Note: as of 2pm PST The European Commission took their video down (WIN for Ladies in Science!). The video below is a copied file.This morning the interwebz have been all a flutter with the release of a 'teaser' video from the European Commission of Research and Innovation...

June 22, 2012 — Carin Bondar

Baby Opalescent Squid - A Beautiful Start to the Week

In March of this year, staff at the Vancouver Aquarium became the proud 'parents' of 400 tiny opalescent squid. These tiny cephalopods (a taxonomic group including squid, octopus and cuttlefish) will eventually reach an adult size of 1 foot; however, they are currently no bigger than a grain of rice...

May 28, 2012 — Carin Bondar
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