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The science of gift giving

Today is giving Tuesday, this week marks the days of Hanukkah, and tomorrow is the first day you might get to crack open an advent calendar on the way to Christmas. There may be other events and cultural or religious celebrations happening as well, feel free to comment if you know of or celebrate one. … Continue reading

Do animals give each other gifts?

My cats latest favourite toys are pipe cleaners. They stole them off my desk when I was using them to model cell biology concepts in a video for my bio class and they never gave them back. During my workday it is fairly common for one of them to meow their way through the house … Continue reading

Magical Drafts and Potions: An Activity Book for Harry Potter Fans

From Fizzing Whizbees to Erumpent Toothpaste there are 8 recipes for different magical potions that any Harry Potter fan would enjoy creating. There’s also a muggle guide with instructions, easy to understand science descriptions, and some notes to help encourage critical thinking. All the proceeds from the sale of this item before Christmas will be … Continue reading

Green Christmas Wrapping

I love wrapping gifts, so I always struggle with the environmental impact of it. I do things like reuse some types of wrapping paper year after year – we had some metallic paper that worked really well for this, use cloth bags that someone made me, use regular gift bags. But these are all pretty … Continue reading

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