Montreal’s Plastics Recycling Breakthrough

Montreal-based The Lavergne Group has unveiled a new plastic recycling process that can turn waste plastics into brand new “virgin” plastic without the use of additives. From The Aaron Rand Show on CJAD 800 AM, here’s Kris Abel’s Tech Corner report with details from his tour of The Lavergne Group facility.

Social Spiders & Tarantula Behaviour With Dr. Linda Rayor

Surrounded by live spiders at the Fear & Fascination exhibit, Kris Abel chats with Dr. Linda Rayor about the social behaviour of tarantulas and huntsmen spiders. A behavioural ecologist, Linda works at Cornell University where she also is involved in their STEM outreach programs.

Teens & Climate Change: Christine Germano Discusses Her Portraits of Resilience

This is the extended edition of Kris Abel’s interview with Christine Germano, Artistice Director of Portraits of Resilience which presents stories documenting the effects of climate change by youth ages 8-16 years old from the Arctic and Small Island Developing States. For more info: The project includes a new installation at The Ontario Science...
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Preserving A Blue Whale’s Heart with Jacqui Miller

For the first time in history, the heart of a blue whale has been preserved for scientific study. Jacqui Miller, Mammalogy Technician at the Royal Ontario Museum share the journey behind the remarkable specimen. Our previous Blue Whale Special: For more info:

Disco Is Dead Arcade Game Creators

This is the extended edition of Kris Abel’s interview with Disco Is Dead co-creators Melissa McQuarrie, Kassandra Kadar, Jennifer Johnson, Nuha Alkadi from Sheridan College. Their arcade game Disco Is Dead won Best Overall Game, Best Artistic Achievement, and Best Technical Innovation at the Level Up student showcase. For more info:

#FoundBunny with Victoria Castle of Nova Scotia Museum

This is the extended edition of our eBook Cafe series on What She Said. Kris Abel talks with Victoria Castle, online marketing officer for the Museum of Nova Scotia about the two-year anniversary of her #FoundBunny viral Twitter campaign. For more info: Victoria’s eBook Pick: The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin