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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Irina Kovalyova

Irina Kovalyova teaches molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University. Her debut collection of short stories, Specimen, won the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the literary fiction category.

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Irina Kovalyova

Everything is illuminated

Our fascination with bioluminescence May 2018
If you have ever visited a big-city aquarium, you may have marvelled at the luminescent jellyfish undulating in their blue-lit tanks like dreamlike cupcakes. Or perhaps you moved quickly to see more exciting creatures. Like, say, stingrays. Or sharks. Or anacondas. That would be a pity. Because you would have missed a chance to be enlightened