Survey highlights tensions in public attitudes toward science – Globe and Mail

Three out of four Canadians agree that science and technology are needed to solve the critical challenges the world is facing. Yet, three in five also say that society is “turning away” from science in favour of ideas that are not grounded in evidence or data. Continue reading

How Tattoos Really Work… At Least in Mice

People have been getting tattoos for thousands of years, but we’ve never quite been sure why the ink sticks around under our skin. A group of researchers now think they might have the answer. Plus, scientists are on the road to making drought-proof plants! Continue reading

2017 Top Canadian Research Award Winner: Jeff Dahn

Jeff Dahn is a pioneer in lithium-ion battery research and one of the world’s leading innovators in battery technology. The work accomplished by the Dahn Lab at Dalhousie University has had an impact on nearly every aspect of lithium-ion battery research. Continue reading

Human Experimentation: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

In the early days of the space race, agency researchers in Russia and at NASA really weren’t sure all what would happen to an astronaut in space. They didn’t know if a human mind could handle actually seeing Earth or what would happen to the human body when exposed to long periods of weightlessness. Continue reading