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Discover articles share stories related to science and technology in Greater Sudbury. This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


 

<updated>Discover: </updated> The science behind firefighting

Discover: The science behind firefighting

It’s easy to get romantic about fire. The burning embers, flickering flames, a wood stove crackling in the cold of winter.
Discover: How Sudbury's boring old quartz can lead to uncommon mineral riches

Discover: How Sudbury's boring old quartz can lead to uncommon mineral riches

If something is common, does that mean it is boring? (Hint: the answer is: not on your life)
Discover: ‘You’re getting sleepy' — the amazing science of hypnosis

Discover: ‘You’re getting sleepy' — the amazing science of hypnosis

Trance states can be fun when you’re on stage, but they can also have profound effects in relieving pain and changing behaviour
<updated>Discover: </updated>You might lose weight on keto, but it’s not the healthiest way to do it

Discover: You might lose weight on keto, but it’s not the healthiest way to do it

All the bacon you can eat: It might sound great, but there are drawbacks
Discover: Molecular cuisine, the magical place where tasty food and science-fiction collide

Discover: Molecular cuisine, the magical place where tasty food and science-fiction collide

The fascinating culinary practice plays with flavour, textures, forms and expectations, and crafts some incredible dishes
<updated>Discover: </updated>Pandemic shortages saw increased local food demand; research looks at how farmers cope

Discover: Pandemic shortages saw increased local food demand; research looks at how farmers cope

‘We want to look at how these businesses are pivoting within the pandemic environment, what’s working for them, and what’s not’
Discover: So you want to have your DNA sequenced ....

Discover: So you want to have your DNA sequenced ....

Commercial DNA testing can be fun and accurate, but there are pitfalls you should be aware of, particularly when it comes to your privacy
Discover: The eerie smarts of dog vomit and other fascinating slime mold facts

Discover: The eerie smarts of dog vomit and other fascinating slime mold facts

Tobias Mankis introduces us to the fascinating world of slime molds, which have no brain, per se, but can navigate mazes and apparently store memories
<updated>Discover:</updated> How innovative thinking kept Cambrian’s Innovation Challenge alive during COVID-19

Discover: How innovative thinking kept Cambrian’s Innovation Challenge alive during COVID-19

And learn how the college’s students, many of them international students, are thinking outside the box to solve real-world problems 
<updated>Discover: </updated>Cannabis has been legal for awhile now. Could it benefit you?

Discover: Cannabis has been legal for awhile now. Could it benefit you?

'Weed has helped me become a better person,’ says one Sudburian who partakes