Top 10 forests to visit across Canada

Eastern White cedar trees

By Nature Conservancy of Canada Staff   Canada is rich in forest habitats, with many unique forests in each province. Over half of our country is covered in forests, and Canada is home to almost 10 per cent of the world’s forests. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is dedicated to preserving forests coast-to-coast, from the boreal […]

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Old science learns new tricks—applications of new technology in the geosciences

By Tanya Samman, Earth and Environmental Science Co-editor In recent years, many areas of the geosciences, including palaeontology, have adopted cutting edge technology and techniques—sometimes in unexpected ways. There are lots of potential applications! Today I’m describing three examples: mapping fossil sites; obtaining soft tissue information from fossils; and armchair geoscience. The first two illustrate […]

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Hysterical hypotheses

Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society Co-editor   Today, I’m at the airport, heading back from a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, where I enjoyed a series of scientific talks. Exciting, right? Except, I wasn’t attending a conference, presenting anything or meeting any potential co-authors. In fact, nobody seemed to take me […]

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Triclosan: A Controversial Chemical in Your Soap

By Connie Tang. Chemistry Co-Editor Triclosan: it’s in your soap, body wash, and your toothpaste. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent added to personal care products, cosmetics, and even toys, kitchenware, and furniture. While soap is rarely the centre of a news story, triclosan has become increasingly controversial after the United States Food and Drug Administration […]

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