Most of us have become well acquainted with the term “anaesthetics”- whether it’s from personal experience, anecdotes from friends, or portrayal on TV. Even though its use has become commonplace, there are many mysteries surrounding anaesthesia waiting to be explored.
Browse through any website with clickbait ads for long enough, and chances are high you’ll eventually see a headline about a nail polish horror story. As it turns out, those pretty bottles of polish can have significant effects on human health and the environment—unassuming as they may seem at first glance.
Kendra Brown is a science communicator who has worked in a variety of roles, from teaching a writing course for college students to serving as the editor for Owl magazine and working at the Ontario Science Centre. In this instalment of Specials Week 2021, Kendra talks about her path to sci-comm and gives advice for those looking to break into the field.