Going dry: How decreasing water levels put our food supply at risk

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Kelsey Voss, New Science Communicator Freshwater: The most important resource of our fast-growing world. We need it to drink and to grow food. We use water for drinking, washing, industrial processes, natural resources, and growing food, but our water supply is dwindling. In recent decades, we have seen increasing declines in freshwater levels across the […]

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Why the cure to HIV remains hidden — and how we might find it at the bottom of the ocean

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Komal Adeel, New Science Communicator HIV is pretty young disease. Unlike malaria, which was with us when humans first migrated out of Africa some two million years ago, or tuberculosis, which has been found in the bodies of ancient Egyptian mummies, HIV infections did not exist in humans until the 20th century. However, in this […]

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Of dragonglass and men: Parallels and differences between Westeros and Earth

  Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors ~SPOILER ALERT~ The TV show Game of Thrones ended with a bang on May 19, 2019 – or given the numerous criticisms of the finale, perhaps it would be more apt to say that it melted into a fiery heap like the Iron Throne. […]

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Meat glue: The tricky, sticky, and sometimes icky world of food science writing

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Amanda Maxwell, Science Borealis editorial coordinator Writing about science is a great way to explore new subject areas and make cool discoveries. Often, you follow what interests you and get to tell everybody else what’s so fascinating about it. But sometimes, you find out things that aren’t so great. For example, who wants to learn […]

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Where is the research headed for “Canada’s Disease”? Multiple sclerosis research in Canada

Jenna Finley, Biology & Life Science co-editor Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease most people have heard of, but may not know much about. It’s classified as an autoimmune disease, which affects the central nervous system (CNS) – the brain and the spinal cord. It is the result of the immune cells in your body […]

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