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Human-Guided Evolution Closer Than You Think

23 Mar 2021

We tend to fixate on the drastic changes caused by evolution over huge timescales. It’s easy to ignore the small variations between generations that add together over time to form the big...

Should I Attach a Bell to My Cat’s Collar?

26 Sep 2019

​Reprinted with the permission of Animal Wellness Magazine.  Consider these pros and cons before attaching a bell to your cat’s collar.

Under The Microscope: Pollen

11 Mar 2019

Grains of pollen actually produce the male gametes (sperm cells) of flowering plants. They become dehydrated to better allow themselves to be carried on by wind, water and animals to other plants...

Did You Know: A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would cause mass ecological damage?

17 Jan 2019

President Donald Trump wants to “build a wall” between the U.S. and Mexico that, depending on your political allegiances, will either keep out dangerous undocumented immigrants or will serve little...

The Impossible Burger: A Vegetarian Breakthrough Brought to You by Science

28 Aug 2018

I’ve been eating veggie burgers for a long time. If it’s sold in Canadian grocery stores or fast food restaurants, there’s a good chance I’ve tried it. There are some I like more, and some I like...

Rethinking Your Garbage

21 Aug 2018

Do you ever wonder what happens to your garbage after you throw it out? While we hope that the recyclable materials we painstakingly sort out ends up being recycled, the garbage usually piles up in...

What is Sea Foam and Why is it all Over the Beaches at Dunkirk?

18 Jan 2018

If you watched the summer blockbuster Dunkirk, you may have been left with the same question as one of our readers: what is sea foam and why was there so much of it at Dunkirk?

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