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The Wonders of Polyurethane

25 Feb 2021

Video of Dr Joe Schwarcz on the wonders of polyurethane What makes polyurethane so versatile?

A Tryst with Amethyst

23 Feb 2021

An attractive amethyst geode sits on my desk. Geodes are rocks with an internal cavity that is filled with crystals of a mineral. In the case of amethyst that mineral is quartz, tainted with iron...

BioCloud’s Science Is up in the Air

18 Feb 2021

Imagine a wall-mounted device that continuously scans the air and alerts you to the presence of the coronavirus. This would be a boon for commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, and mass transit...

The World’s Second Best Molecule of the Year

12 Feb 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made visible so many unsung heroes. Essential workers, parents who must work from home and care for their children, healthcare personnel. But there is one hero whose...

Parents and sleep: The struggle is real... and long

8 Feb 2021

There used to be a time when I not only fell asleep quickly, but I stayed asleep the whole night. I used to tell people “I excel at sleeping.”...

Can TRESemmé Take You from a Bad Hair Day to a No Hair Day?

5 Feb 2021

Catherine Wang is a biomedical science student at McGill University, specializing in anatomy and cell biology. 

Trying to Slow Down The Clock

3 Feb 2021

Perhaps the oldest formula for trying to beat the aging process can be found in an Egyptian papyrus dating back to circa 1500 B.C. The “Edwin Smith Papyrus” features a “Recipe for Transforming an...

Injections Follow the “Location, Location, Location” Cliché

29 Jan 2021

The fear of needles is a remarkably common phobia. According to different studies, it is reported in 14 to 38% of adults and in 33 to 63% of children. Even those of us who simply dislike injections...

Identical Twins Are Not Identical

21 Jan 2021

There is a common parental misunderstanding that arises when the term “identical twins” is paraded around. Identical twins are known scientifically as “monozygotic twins.” This Scrabble winner of a...

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