How a science fair project helped wake up adults to teen sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ | CBC News

Lack of sleep has become a huge problem for Canadian adolescents, says a Sick Kids sleep expert, adding that, ‘in 20 years time, we’re going to see a whole generation of adults who are functioning sub-optimally.’

Source: How a science fair project helped wake up adults to teen sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ | CBC News

Science of Ice and De-Icing – Steve Spangler

From sand and gravel to rock salt and magnesium chloride, the people who maintain our roads are constantly searching for the most most innovative ways to keep our road clear of snow and ice. Our science guy Steve Spangler looks at the science of de-icing with a cool experiment you can try at home. Continue reading

Introduction to Electrophoresis – submitted by Flinn Scientific Canada

Introduction

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the genetic material found inside the nucleus of eukaryotic organisms. The information coded by DNA determines the characteristics of an organism, including its size, shape and other unique features. How can this genetic material be isolated and identified? This activity describes one of the most common techniques used to examine DNA—electrophoresis. Continue reading

Canadian cities rethink removal of fluoride from tap water | CBC News

Two Canadian cities are doing an about face on their decision to remove flouride from drinking water after rates of tooth decay spiked, especially among children.

Source: Canadian cities rethink removal of fluoride from tap water | CBC News

Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Don Pittis | CBC News

Holy grail of power generation, commercial nuclear fusion could be “a decade away” creating a new disruption not just for fossil fuels but for traditional carbon free energy systems.

Source: Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Don Pittis | CBC News