«Science» column

Controlling the Rage of Forest Fires

March 21st, 2013; By Joy Kita

They are difficult to control, unpredictable, and can destroy acres of land in minutes. It is estimated that forest fires decimate 10 million acres of land each year in North […]

Researching the Effects of Climate Change on the Polar Bears of Southern Hudson Bay

February 22nd, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

As I sit comfortably in my warm office in Toronto writing this post, the polar bears of the Southern Hudson Bay subpopulation are out on the frigid sea ice in […]

Science Isn’t Just For Scientists

February 19th, 2013; By David Suzuki Foundation

A 14-year-old boy in Donetsk, Ukraine, recently made a fascinating discovery halfway around the world and 894 metres under the sea. Kirill Dudko was watching Neptune Canada’s live-stream footage of […]

Geothermal Heat and the Sewers of Paris

January 27th, 2013; By Susan Huebert

Winter is here, together with ice, snow, and cold weather. Many people have already started using furnaces fueled by oil, natural gas, coal or other forms of energy to keep […]

The World’s Newest Snake

January 26th, 2013; By Susan Huebert

Suppose that you saw a long, thin brown rope hanging from a tree and that the rope suddenly started to move. What would you think it was? If you were […]

The Human Cognition Project

January 26th, 2013; By Susan Huebert

Every day, you use your brain in many different ways. You use it to learn new material at school, to talk with your friends, and even to blink your eyes. […]

The Collapse of the Great Barrier Reef

December 21st, 2012; By Susan Huebert

Imagine what it would be like to look down into the ocean and see brilliantly-coloured fish darting in and out of the world’s largest area of coral. Do you know […]