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
What does it actually mean when a label says something ‘causes cancer’? Those labels can be misleading, but knowing the legal and scientific reasoning behind them can help. Continue reading
In 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change, with her team — one of thousands who contributed — taking a risky flight over the rainforest in pursuit of data on a key molecule. Continue reading
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
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
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
Is the fish on your plate what you think it is?
Food is an extremely important part of our lives. People are concerned about the rising cost of food and where their food comes from. Consumers want to know if they are getting what they pay for. Beginning in September 2016, senior biology and science students across Canada will be able to use free DNA barcoding kits to find out!