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Learning From The Movies

18 Mar 2022

Both groups struggled with the same problem. How to extract and purify a chemical that is part of a complex mixture? For researchers led by Dr. Frederick Banting at the University of Toronto in...

Is "Spanish Fly" really an aphrodisiac?

3 Dec 2021

The extract contains cantharidin,  a substance that supposedly increases sexual desire. Not only does it not do that, it may eliminate all desire permanently. When ingested, cantharidin can kill....

Of Rats, People and Bisphenol A

4 Nov 2021

Bisphenol A (BPA) first hit the headlines in 2008 when Canada banned polycarbonate baby bottles because of possible leaching of the chemical from the plastic into the contents. Concern had been...

I am a woman. Why am I always so cold?

10 Mar 2021

I am always cold. I’ve had this problem ever since I was a child, when I’d sneak into the living room in the winter and turn up the thermostat while my parents weren’t looking. When I still worked...

Bulk Like Hulk

24 Apr 2019

Since the days of the ancient Greeks, muscularity of the human body has been depicted as a masterpiece, the fascination for its beauty often depicted in numerous paintings and sculptures. In the...

Many Men Prescribed Testosterone Don't Need It

22 Feb 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Searching for Passion

13 Feb 2019

Humans are absolutely passionate when it comes to searching for passion. The variety of substances that have been tried over the years to provoke sexual desire is truly astounding. Bird’s nest soup...

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