October 2018

Monthly Archive: October 2018

Fear for Adults and Fascination for Kids: Spiders and Friends Day at The Hospital for Sick Children

Posted: October 29, 2018 - 10:29 , by Ryan Dodge
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Written by Mark Bernards, Environmental Visual Communications student

 

A child a the Hospital for Sick Children engages in a spider craft.

An Afternoon With Weird Science at the ROM's 80-Year-Old Camp

Posted: October 24, 2018 - 11:50 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Bethany Kempster sit with her science class observing rocks and minerals. Image: Michael Berger

On their quest, they find glow-in-the-dark rocks, which leads to a lesson about ultraviolet radiation. A lesson, Bethany admits that will not be taught in school until grade 12.⠀

Turning Fear Into Fascination

Posted: October 23, 2018 - 15:01 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Claire walks along a floor with projected digital spiders, that crawl away from her as she walks. Image: Claire Foran.

As you enter the Royal Ontario Museum's latest exhibition, you are immediately swarmed by scurrying spiders; hundreds of them, crawling all around you. But you can't touch them- they aren't real.

Totally Buggin’: Spiders and Insects in Pop Culture

Posted: October 13, 2018 - 15:27 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Image Credit: Director of Photography TRENT OPALOCH; Director NEILL BLOMKAMP. DISTRICT 9 image copyright TRISTAR PICTURES INC.

He slowly raises his head. It’s then that she notices a clicking noise emanating from beneath his jaw. The workings of his jaw begin to move. Something is not right. 

Image Credit: Director of Photography TRENT OPALOCH; Director NEILL BLOMKAMP. DISTRICT 9 image copyright TRISTAR PICTURES INC.

Eight-legged and Adorable

Posted: October 13, 2018 - 14:58 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Jumping Spider. © Natasha Hirt, 2017. Used with permission.

Let me paint you a picture of a spectacular critter. Staring up at you is an adorable little animal precious enough that it could fit in your hand. You carefully pick him up, and his tiny feet tickle your palm. As he slowly nestles into your hand, you realize that their fluffy body is soft to the touch. When you lean in to say hello, he peers back at you with shimmering eyes so sparkly that it seems like a cartoon character has come to life. Just like you, he can appreciate an evening staying cozy inside with his human pals. What are you thinking of?