In a CSI age, we take forensic science for granted. New York did not have a medical examiner or forensic toxicologist until 1918, whose eventual arrival changed the landscape of crime investigation forever. At TEDYouth 2012, Deborah Blum prompts the audience to solve crimes with chemistry. Talk by Deborah Blum.
The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this phenomenon. So what’s the cause? On this week’s episode of Space Time, Matt helps explain what the speed of light REALLY … Continue reading
Out in the open air on a beautiful summer day, most people don’t realize that they’re bathing in the world’s most common carcinogen – the sun’s rays. Ultra violet (UV) rays to be exact. Let’s take a look at how UV rays affect your body, and the sorts of built-in chemical defense systems you’re working … Continue reading
Once again this year, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will be awarding grants to students wanting to attend the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). This international assembly is billed as an excellent gathering point for all specialists in the space sector. For students, it is an opportunity to forge valuable … Continue reading
Ontario Launches Challenge to Spend More Time in Nature Time Spent in Natural Settings Has Positive Impact on Mental and Physical Health July 25, 2016 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and ForestryThe Ontario government and Ontario Parks are challenging people across the province to spend more time in nature and develop new healthy habits.Inspired … Continue reading
All the magic that we know is in the transfer of electrons. Reduction (gaining electrons) and oxidation (the loss of electrons) combine to form Redox chemistry, which contains the majority of chemical reactions. As electrons jump from atom to atom, they carry energy with them, and that transfer of energy is what makes all life … Continue reading