Saving the Planet One Species at a Time

by Jennifer Poirier, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger Save the oceans. Save the rainforest. Save the planet. These are all incredible, daunting, pursuit-worthy goals, but to a student in Nova Scotia, these problems seem very distant. Although we ultimately all feel the effects of environmental issues, it’s easy to distance ourselves from large, looming disasters […]

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Move over knees and hips, ankle replacements are about to become the next big thing

By Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering Co-editor The ability to replace worn out joints sometimes feels like the new normal in today’s world. Over 100,000 Canadians underwent surgery to replace deteriorating knees and hips in 2013–2014 and that number climbed to over 1 million in the United States. A 2015 study estimated that just over […]

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The Pangolin Pit: Speaking out for the Pangolin

Can an award-winning photograph save a species from extinction? By Sunitha Chari, Biology and Life Sciences Co-editor   “Nothing prepared Paul for what he saw or smelled.” These words introduce The Pangolin Pit, the photo that won first place in the Single Image category for photojournalism, at the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) […]

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Conversations with Dolphins: Film Review

By Kira Hoffman and Josh Silberg People love dolphins. Flipper and his brethren, with their permanent “smile” and happy-go-lucky reputation, are widely regarded as one of the most intelligent species on the planet. But what makes dolphins so intelligent? Are humans not so special after all? In Conversations with Dolphins, which aired on CBC’s The […]

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