Entropy is Everything

By Deanna Kerry, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger Physics is the foundation of all sciences. It provides fundamental laws that describe how objects move and interact with one another. Any system can be examined from the perspective of physics, even things that would normally be thought of as biology or chemistry. To understand difficult concepts, […]

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What the knowledge of how trees communicate means for forest conservation

By Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Staff  Japanese people are generally familiar with shinrin-yoku or forest bathing — the practice of being immersed in a forest. In Germany, the concept is referred to as Waldsehligkeit, a feeling of profound well-being that comes from being surrounded by trees. But where does this impact originate, from the […]

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An ecosystem with high mercury: Photos and photons welcome

by Sara Klapstein, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger When I tell people I study mercury, they often think I study the planet, not the element. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature and, due to its unique chemical properties, it can cycle between land, air, and water through a variety of […]

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