«Science» column

Scientists Work to Solve Mystery of Dying Bees

August 17th, 2013; By David Suzuki Foundation

When a swarm of bees landed on a tree in their yard a few years ago, a David Suzuki Foundation staffer and her husband became accidental beekeepers. They called an […]

What is Acid Rain?

July 23rd, 2013; By Gale Blaylock

The term acid rain refers to what scientists call acid deposition.  It is caused by airborne acidic pollutants and has highly destructive results. Scientists first discovered acid rain in 1852, […]

A Bad Deal for the American Eel

July 20th, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

Once extremely abundant throughout all tributaries to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the American eel has seen a dramatic population decline. In 2006, the presence of eels in […]

A Garbage Patch In The Great Lakes?

May 26th, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

You may have heard about the garbage patches that exist in the oceans – where specific ocean and atmospheric conditions ensnare debris, small pieces of plastic, which accumulate into large […]

Bean Leaves, Bedbugs and Biomimicry

May 23rd, 2013; By David Suzuki Foundation

Scientists often come up with new discoveries, technologies or theories. But sometimes they rediscover what our ancestors already knew. A couple of recent findings show we have a lot to […]

Astronomers: Observers of Space

April 29th, 2013; By Bel Harris

It’s easy to imagine an astronomer spending their days (or, rather, their nights) gazing up at the stars observing planetary activity and other celestial bodies. To a certain extent you […]

“Esperanto” – The Beginning of a New Language

April 26th, 2013; By Susan Huebert

Invented languages can be fun. Have you ever used a language like Pig Latin with your friends and watched as other people struggled to understand you? When you use these […]