Biology

I'm Tired of Being a Closet Environmentalist

Kinnie Starr | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Kinnie Starr

I'm tired of being ashamed of being an environmentalist. Why is the conversation of global warming, and water rights, so "boring"? Personally, I'd rather be perceived as a so-called "boring" environmentalist and communicate about the importance of water.

Evolution Made Easy, Courtesy of E. Coli

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Unlike humans, who need on average 20 years between generations, these small creatures only need about 20 minutes to foster offspring. This means that the bacterium can evolve some 500,000 times faster than us. This rapid rate offers the prime opportunity to explore some of the deeper mysteries and perhaps even offer mechanisms to best predict when evolution might happen to us.

What is the 'Power of N'?

Carlo Montemagno | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada
Carlo Montemagno

Over the past number of months, many have asked me what the "power of N" means. The phrase is very simple, yet it has many different layers of meaning...

13 Hits About Chemistry, Physics, And Biology That Matter

HuffPost Canada Music | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Music

"Rock stars, is there anything they don't know?" Homer Simpson said it, but is it true? Can students learn more from listening to songs about science ...

Don't Blame Science if Women Don't Want You

Christopher Lewarne | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Christopher Lewarne

An article published in Scientific American this week demystified a commonly held colloquialism -- Rachel and Ross knew it, Monica and Chandler certainly knew it: men and women can't be "just Friends." Nomenclature aside, men carry certain chromosomal differences from women. It's why our balls drop and our voices get deeper. It's not why we get to be douchebags and blame Darwin for our douchebaggery.

Are Biological Clocks Underappreciated?

CBC | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Women and men should know that delaying having a child increases the risk of infertility and complications, a group of Canadian doctors s...