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Carin Bondar
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Happy #BiodiversityDay to all! May we forever cherish the beauty allllll around us! #weareallconnected 
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When one species suffers, we all suffer. Don't deny: it's real.
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It's in the DNA!
 
Scientists examined a 35,000 year old wolf bone, and were able to extract some DNA.   The DNA was roughly half-way between a wolf's and a dog's.

That result lead to speculation that dogs split off completely from wolves about 27,000 years ago, and not the 15,000 years ago that is currently thought.

Post your theory explaining this result, if you don't accept evolution.  Go ahead.
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.
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Pigmy seahorse! These tiny creatures live exclusively on fan corals. Via projectnoah.org, user ShaumingLo
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And when the corals have trouble our friends do as well.
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Want some immune system action?!
Cytotoxic T cells, which researchers describe as ‘serial killers,’ have a pretty important role to play in keeping your body healthy. They move rapidly around their environment looking for infected and cancerous cells. Once identified, cytotoxic T cells lock on to their target and kill them. This remarkable process has now been captured on film by researchers from the University of Cambridge using state-of-the-art imaging techniques.
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Dr. B, immune action: Happy Natal day!
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This. Is. Amazing. 
The first 21 days of a bee's life are captured in this inspiring video by photographer Anand Varma. Bees pollinate 1/3 of the world's food crop but are being threatened by the Varroa destructor mite; Varma was hired to document the process.
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amazing
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Male silk moth antennae. These help detect female pheromones from miles away! Via Bug Addiction - Confessions of a Bug Addict
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Give it up for Mary Anning! #paleontology #fossils via A Mighty Girl
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She sells sea shells by the sea shore.  Mary Anning had humble beginnings, but self educated herself into a very interesting (although not particularly lucrative) life: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/biographies/mary-anning/index.html
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This sphere is wind-driven and made of bamboo and biodegradable plastic. It clears landmines and helps reduce fatalities. Photo via So Bad So Good
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+keith olszewski Watching the video, it looks like it is well suited for desert terrain. My only objection would be if the prevailing winds run counter (such as right angles) to how the minefield was laid out.
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Today is Dr. Bondar's birthday!! Hip, hip, hoooooooray!!
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Bateman's principle suggests that in most species, variability in reproductive success is greater in males than in females. Look at the size difference between these gametes! Photo by Lennart Nilsson
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What is this elusive dark matter we keep hearing about? Check out this video to learn more!
Classic Minute Physics: What is Dark Matter?
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Clam beds in the Phoenix Islands via IG user @paulnicklen
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I write, blog, produce cool videos and such.
Employment
  • National Geographic Wild
    Host/Presenter, 2012 - present
  • Earth Touch Productions
    Host/Presenter, 2012 - present
  • Discovery Worldwide
    Presenter, 2012 - present
  • Scientific American Blogger, Freelancer
    writer/blogger/filmmaker, present
  • ScienceAlert
    BioStarlet, 2012 - 2013
  • The David Suzuki Foundation
    Writer/Videographer, 2012 - 2012
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Chilliwack
Previously
Palmerston North - Vancouver - Victoria - Mainz
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Biologist with a Twist
Introduction
I spend a good deal of time thinking about biology - social behavior, evolution, sexual behavior and all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff.  

I'm an aspiring foodie - love great food and wine, love to be an experimental chef.  
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Proud Canadian! Mom of 4, dedicated to family and science.
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    PhD Biology, 2001 - 2005
  • University of Victoria
    MSc Biology, 1999 - 2001
  • Simon Fraser University
    BSc Biology, 1995 - 1999
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