Category Archives: At-Home Science


When Accretionary Wedge prompted for favourite geology words, I finally had to contribute to the distributed collaborative geoscience blog: Rheology. Rheology is the study of flows. In geophysics, rheological studies usually focus on lava, debris flows, and landslides: materials that … Continue reading

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Vancouver: social disaster and recovery

I’m a physical scientist, and any education I have in social sciences comes from breadth requirements and conversations with eager graduate students about their projects. Therefore, commenting on the recent post-hockey riot in Vancouver falls strictly outside my usual areas … Continue reading

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Measuring the Speed of Light

My chocolate is far too tasty to destroy in my non-existent microwave, but if anyone got anything chalky and kinda gross for Valentine’s, don’t fear! You can use that inedible cocoa-flavoured wax for at-home physics experiments!

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