By The Science Creative Quarterly

Castigat ridendo mores.

VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE (DARWIN!) PHYLO DECK IS NOW AVAILABLE.

The Voyage of the Beagle Phylo Deck is now available for free download, and/or for revenue neutral purchase (both as a boxed set, and a cheaper cards only option). Many thanks to Karen James for her research work on which organisms to showcase (and where they were found), as well as the awesome artistry exhibited…

THE HOLIDAYS ARE NOT REALLY ABOUT SCIENCE

CHRISTMAS 1970.  by Spike Milligan  A little girl called Sile Javotte Said ‘Look at the lovely presents I’ve got’ While a little girl in Biafra said ‘Oh what a lovely slice of bread’.  – – – – –The SCQ wishes you a Happy Holidays, and invites you to please enjoy (or re-enjoy) some of our holiday flavoured pieces. We’ll return with new material in the New Year. Miracle on the 34th Replicate (by Vince LiCata)  A Note from Santa about Global Warming (by George Motisher)  It’s a Wonderful Lab (by Vince LiCata)  T’was the Night ‘Fore the Conference (A Visit from…

OH LOOK, IT’S THE CANNABIS CARD, AND THE THC CARD… (PHYLO PHYTOCHEMISTRY EXPANSION DECK)

Just a quick word to let you know that our sister site (The Phylo TCG Game) has finally launched the purchasable version of their Phytochemistry Expansion Deck (also available as a free download). Now you can mix and match potent drugs with the botanical species they were derived from. Anyway, here are the details on how to use, as well as an image showcase of the awesome cards themselves: Welcome to the PHYLO Phytochemical deck. This is a cool expansion pack that looks at important chemicals derived from plant specimens. In other words, it’s not really a standalone playable* PHYLO…

ADVANCED QUANTUM THERMODYNAMICS (is a subject I know very little about)

This is the title of a new book that collects the various published science humour and creative non-fiction writings of David Ng. See how clever one looks, even whilst “pretend reading” it! Great for the “hipster that doesn’t get science” but who wants to look like the “hipster that gets Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics.” Great also…

THE ANNALS OF PRAETACHORAL MECHANICS VOLUME NO. 1 NOW AVAILABLE.

The Science Creative Quarterly is pleased to release its first volume of both a print offering of collected works, AND the much vaulted Annals of Praetachoral Mechanics. This is over 200 pages of creative science writing, including works of fiction, creative non-fiction, a play, humour, poetry, as well as an impressively large section on Wookiees…

IN WHICH WE INTRODUCE THE ANNALS OF PRAETACHORAL MECHANICS (AND PRESENT A RENEWED CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS)

The SCQ is finally pleased to announce a print version of its innards, which will henceforth be referred to as the Annals of Praetachoral Mechanics. The name, of course, is a playful attempt at latinizing the inherent goal of the SCQ – which is to say that it provides science writing and reading options for audiences outside of the conventional science consuming circles. Or put another way, individuals who are praeta (outside) the choral (choir). The hope is that we will be able to published this tome or work once a year, usually around wintertime, and in a revenue neutral…

WRITE EN MASSE TO CANADA’S MEMBERS OF SENATE AND TELL THEM TO PASS BILL C-393

To help in reaching our honourable Senators, please find their email addresses, in alphabetical order, comma separated (for copy+pasting in the To: box) below: andrer@sen.parl.gc.ca, anguswd@sen.parl.gc.ca, bakerg@sen.parl.gc.ca, gautht@sen.parl.gc.ca, boisvp@sen.parl.gc.ca, braled@sen.parl.gc.ca, brazep@sen.parl.gc.ca, brownb@sen.parl.gc.ca, callbc@sen.parl.gc.ca, campbel@sen.parl.gc.ca, carigc@sen.parl.gc.ca, carsts@sen.parl.gc.ca, champa@sen.parl.gc.ca, chapum@sen.parl.gc.ca, cochre@sen.parl.gc.ca, comeag@sen.parl.gc.ca, coolsa@sen.parl.gc.ca, cordyj@sen.parl.gc.ca, cowanj@sen.parl.gc.ca, dallar@sen.parl.gc.ca, dawsod@sen.parl.gc.ca, dayja@sen.parl.gc.ca, debanp@sen.parl.gc.ca, tessil@sen.parl.gc.ca, dininc@sen.parl.gc.ca, johnse@sen.parl.gc.ca, pdowne@sen.parl.gc.ca, mikeduffy@sen.parl.gc.ca, dyckli@sen.parl.gc.ca, eatonn@sen.parl.gc.ca, egglea@sen.parl.gc.ca, fairbj@sen.parl.gc.ca, finled@sen.parl.gc.ca, fortis@sen.parl.gc.ca, foxf@sen.parl.gc.ca, frasej@sen.parl.gc.ca, fruml@sen.parl.gc.ca, fureyg@sen.parl.gc.ca, greens@sen.parl.gc.ca, harbm@sen.parl.gc.ca, hervic@sen.parl.gc.ca, lacomd@sen.parl.gc.ca, hublee@sen.parl.gc.ca, jaffem@sen.parl.gc.ca, johnsj@sen.parl.gc.ca, joyals@sen.parl.gc.ca, kennyco@sen.parl.gc.ca, kinsen@sen.parl.gc.ca, kochhv@sen.parl.gc.ca, langd@sen.parl.gc.ca, lavigr@sen.parl.gc.ca, lebrem@sen.parl.gc.ca, losier@sen.parl.gc.ca, smithc@sen.parl.gc.ca, mahovf@sen.parl.gc.ca, mannif@sen.parl.gc.ca, marshe@sen.parl.gc.ca, martin@sen.parl.gc.ca, massip@sen.parl.gc.ca, mccoye@sen.parl.gc.ca, meighen@sen.parl.gc.ca, mercet@sen.parl.gc.ca, merchp@sen.parl.gc.ca, mitchg@sen.parl.gc.ca, mocklp@sen.parl.gc.ca, moorew@sen.parl.gc.ca, munsoj@sen.parl.gc.ca, murral@sen.parl.gc.ca, mcgeed@sen.parl.gc.ca, neufer@sen.parl.gc.ca, nolinp@sen.parl.gc.ca, ogilvk@sen.parl.gc.ca, olived@sen.parl.gc.ca, patted@sen.parl.gc.ca, pepinl@sen.parl.gc.ca, russem@sen.parl.gc.ca,…