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How Do You Like Your Salmon?

3 Dec 2019

If you’re not particularly salmon savvy you may be under the impression that “salmon” is an individual species of fish, like how a black bear is an individual species of bear. That, however, is not...

How did Salmonella bacteria get their name?

30 Jan 2019

It was from these animals that back in the late 1800s American veterinarian Daniel Salmon isolated the bacteria that were eventually named after him. “Salmonella” actually refers to a species of...

Do Fish Drink?

4 Oct 2018

Our bodies and fishes’ (yes, fishes is a grammatically correct plural form of fish) bodies as well need water. Without it, the chemical reactions that take place constantly in our bodies would have...

Mood Ring Technology Powers Your LCD TV

6 Sep 2018

A substance is said to exhibit thermochromism if it changes colour according to temperature. The most popular example of this is mood rings, the hot fashion item of the 70s. These pieces of jewelry...

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?

Tilapia and the “Poop Connection”

13 Jul 2017

Fishermen tend to embellish the size of their catch, hence the expression “fish tale” for exaggerated stories like the ones making the rounds about tilapia, a fish that is increasingly showing up...

The Perils of Inflammation

20 Mar 2017

A couple of years ago the Montreal Gazette had a stunning headline: “Floss or Die!” it screamed on the front page. Another sensationalized piece of journalism, I thought. Not flossing may make you...

You Asked: What is histaminosis?

20 Mar 2017

Mention “histamine” and the word “allergy” pops to mind. Rightly so, because during an allergic reaction certain white blood cells known as mast cells and basophils release an inordinate amount of...

Is fish really brain food?

20 Mar 2017

Is fish really brain food? P.G. Wodehouse certainly thought so. In his wonderful “Jeeves” stories, Bertie Wooster encourages his brainy butler to eat more fish whenever a particularly challenging...

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