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Does Vitamin D Protect Against COVID? Seems Not

25 Jun 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

Sunshine and Moonbeams

17 Dec 2020

When the imaginative little boy was asked in school to give an example of how heat makes things expand and cold causes them to contract, he authoritatively stated that in the summertime the days...

Smoking, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

20 May 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Why is the Sky Blue? Or Better Yet, Why is the Ocean Blue?

31 Jan 2020

The sky is blue due to a phenomenon called Raleigh scattering. This scattering refers to the scattering of electromagnetic radiation (of which light is a form) by particles of a much smaller...

The Seen and Unseen Consequences of Albinism

13 Dec 2019

Today I learned two things. First, that we apparently have an albino squirrel on our campus. Second, that seeing an albino squirrel before a test is good luck....

Sunscreen Shouldn't be a DIY Project

7 Aug 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Are Summer Clothes Protecting Your Skin from Sunburns?

26 Jul 2019

How much protection does your white T-shirt offer you in the summer when you’re out in the sun? Would you say it’s impossible to get a sunburn underneath that garment?

Looking at the Science of Sunglasses

24 May 2019

The sunglasses at the dollar store feel flimsy, yet I buy a pair. It costs me $1.43. The sticker on one of the lenses states “UV 400 Protection”. I walk over to a fancy sunglasses store and ask the...

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