C2C12: Comparing crafts
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C2C12: Comparing crafts

Artecraft, Septembre 2015 The 3D printer has been out of order for about 10 days now. I found when I stepped in the main lab early on a Tuesday morning, September 8th. The whole printing piece was taken apart. Fan and extruder were lying on the printer bed. I failed to capture it in pixels, […]

CROS: Cartographier la mort animale sur les routes pour la conservation écologique
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CROS: Cartographier la mort animale sur les routes pour la conservation écologique

Le nombre exact d’animaux tués sur les routes est difficile à cerner. La plupart du temps, les nombres de mortalités animales ne représentent que le nombre d’incidents reportés. Ces nombres, qui varient par ville, province, état ou pays excluent bon nombre d’animaux tués, mais jamais reportés. Dans certains cas, les animaux heurtés qui ne succombent […]

C2C12: “That’s science.”
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C2C12: “That’s science.”

My two last trial runs ended up here:  First came the squares. Before even attempting imaging, Dan – a PhD student in the Pelling Lab who has been guiding me on this project – told me the squares wouldn’t work for the imaging. Another problem was that cells had seemingly fallen from the square onto […]

C2C12: Growing cells on 3D printed wood
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C2C12: Growing cells on 3D printed wood

The Pelling Lab is one of creative exploration. My current project is to try and grow my C2C12 cells on 3D printed wood. Today, my cells reached their 19th passage (averaging at one or two a week since they came into my care on July 9th). It is in the basement lab that I am […]

C2C12: Manufacturing life in a laboratory
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C2C12: Manufacturing life in a laboratory

Macdonald Hall is the building on campus hosting the University of Ottawa’s physics department. It is down a set of stairs, in the basement, that resides the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanophysics: a state-of-the-art research facility renovated in 2011 (Biological Physics, 2012). A large door marks the entrance and has to be electronically unlocked to access […]

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HAL?

Photographs by Christian Ziegler WHAT IS HAL? HAL is short for HumAnimaLab or Human-Animal-Laboratory. And it’s a research group that aims to identify both legal and illegal wildlife trading networks at local and global scales. At the moment, HAL is curious about many things, such as the identity and relationships between network actors, the nature […]

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Wildlife Trafficking

Photographs by Brent Stirton WHAT IS WILDLIFE? The term “wildlife” refers to all fauna and flora. “Fauna” comprises all animals such as mammals, reptiles, birds and fish, while “flora” includes plants such as orchids and trees. WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE TRADE? For centuries, animal and plant life has been the object of trade by humans. […]

Non-human domestication?
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Non-human domestication?

“When walking through a herd – which comprises many bands of monkeys grazing together in groups of 600 to 700 individuals – the wolves seem to take care to behave in a non-threatening way. They move slowly and calmly as they forage for rodents and avoid the zigzag running they use elsewhere, Venkataraman observed”. Source […]

Requiem for a vanishing species
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Requiem for a vanishing species

” For decades, horse and camel caravans have gathered in Sudan at the beginning of the dry season, when the rivers can be forded, and then crossed into the Central African Republic. Traditionally, poachers carried only swords and lances, but beginning in the early nineteen-seventies, as Sudan and Chad were consumed by civil wars, they […]

Dallas Safari Club auctions
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Dallas Safari Club auctions

“En janvier 2014, le Dallas Safari Club avait été vivement condamné pour la vente d’un permis de tirer sur un rhinocéros noir de Namibie, qui avait été remportée par Corey Knowlton, chasseur texan et “personnalité” de télé-réalité, à raison d’une enchère s’élevant à 350 000 dollars.” Source +