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Science, Nerd & Geeky Gift Ideas 2016

December 02, 2016

Back by popular demand, Courtney Caldwell and Simon Saval are back with the nerdiest gifts you can get the geeks on your Christmas list this year. Below is a list of the products discussed during the panel. Enjoy! Courtney Caldwell Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Aquascope and Activity Journal 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set Print & Flourish Science-Themed Cookie Cutters: DNA Strand Flask Atom Chromosome Antibody Infinity Galaxy Puzzle Mason Bee House Surley Amy's RedBubble Store for t-shirts and Etsy Store for jewelry Miracle Berries Zero Days Trapped 13th RFID Chip Implants Doctos Without Borders American Civil Liberties Union Planned Parenthood Not metioned, but also recommended: Golden Ratio Coloring Book FlashForge 3D Printer Radiolaria Coasters Chemist's Spice Rack Fernworks...

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Best Science Books of 2016

December 02, 2016

Once again, we've brought together a couple of pop science book lovers – welcome back to guests John Dupuis and Mary Brock – and had a conversation about what we loved reading this year. Not all of the books below were released in 2016, but nearly all of them have been released in the last couple of years, and all of them are sure to delight science nerds. Below is a list of the science books discussed during the panel. Enjoy! Mary Brock Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed Historya> by Sam Maggs Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and...

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Guest Hosts Wanted!

August 12, 2016

We are looking for guest hosts to join our team Experience is not required. Enthusiasm, a willingness to cannonball into the deep end, an open mind, and an endless supply of questions are top on our desired list of qualifications. If you never grew out of always saying "but why", we want to hear from you. If you embrace complexity by digging into the details rather than searching for simplicity, you might be a perfect fit. If you could listen to experts talk about their work and why they do it for ages, we'd love to listen in too. Now. You've heard us say it before but I'm gonna say it again: this show is a labour of love. We...

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Best Science Books of 2015

December 04, 2015

Once again, we've brought together a couple of lovers of popular science and made them tell us what they loved reading this year. Not all of the books below were released in 2015, but nearly all of them have been released in the last couple of years, and all of them you are sure to love. Our Panelists John Dupuis is a science and engineering librarian at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University in Toronto. John has a Masters of Library and Information studies degree, and his research and professional interests include science books, the future of academic libraries, open access advocacy, scholarly communications in computer science, and Canadian science policy. He can be found online at...

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Science Themed Gift Ideas 2015

December 04, 2015

This year, we expanded our horizons beyond the book store and brought in a couple of expert geeks to suggest some unique science themed gifts for the nerds on your list. Our Panelists Courtney Caldwell is a communications professional by day, a writer for Skepchick and Mad Art Lab by night, and lover of all things geek! Simon Saval is the founder and CEO of GeekWrapped.com, the world’s largest curated collection of unique science gifts. The organization’s goals are to popularize science through products that stimulate the imagination and to raise money for national charities. Thier Gift Suggestions Courtney Caldwell Northern Brewer 1 Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit Kinkajou Bottle Cutter Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math...

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