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Talking Science: So, what does gravity sound like exactly?

Talking Science: So, what does gravity sound like exactly?

You might be surprised by the answer
Do you have the right stuff to be Canada’s newest astronaut?

Do you have the right stuff to be Canada’s newest astronaut?

Perhaps you could be the next Roberta Bondar
Column: Feeling SAD? The weather and your mood

Column: Feeling SAD? The weather and your mood

Spring is in the air! For many Canadians, the melting snow and budding trees means swapping out a parka for a windbreaker.
Looking at lung cancer: Could marijuana be a culprit?

Looking at lung cancer: Could marijuana be a culprit?

Marijuana might soon be available for legal purchase in Canada. Some patients have already been smoking it to treat a range of medical ailments – with doctor approval. But not everyone agrees that marijuana should be considered medicinal.
The song that never ends: The science behind earworms

The song that never ends: The science behind earworms

It's a scenario we know all too well during the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping: catchy jingles invading our heads with no intention of leaving. Sometimes it happens unintentionally as you turn on the radio and tune in to a song.
Opinion: What to hope for out of the Paris climate conference

Opinion: What to hope for out of the Paris climate conference

I’m optimistic.
O Christmas tree: Why are your needles so … aromatic?

O Christmas tree: Why are your needles so … aromatic?

What comes to mind when you think about Christmas? Snow, gingerbread, gift-giving? What about methyl salicylate? If you were thinking about the smell of Christmas trees, then you’ve got a match! Although it sounds like something Walter White might ha
Need to survive on Mars? Better pack the humble potato

Need to survive on Mars? Better pack the humble potato

If you had to survive two years living off potatoes, could you do it? And more importantly, would this heavily imbalanced diet even allow for survival? In the bestselling novel, and subsequent blockbuster hit, "The Martian" , astronaut Mark Watney do
Column - Building boats, Girl Guides and loving science

Column - Building boats, Girl Guides and loving science

March 10 found the 2nd Lockerby Girl Guides crowded around a plastic basin, counting loudly in unison.
Column: Pluto, it’s time for your close-up

Column: Pluto, it’s time for your close-up

It was a warm winter day on Florida’s east coast in January of 2006.