(This is a lightly edited version of a post that originally ran in January 2015. But you probably didn’t see it then.) Here’s a problem you might not have thought of: did you know you can submit and publish a paper with a coauthor who’s deceased, but not with one who’s in a coma and […]
Vinyl records are in once again, thanks in part to a belief in their superior audio quality. But is it based in facts, or just feelings? Get the full story Another Spin for the Analog vs. Digital Debate
Once Local Day wrapped up, the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) got into full swing. What followed was four days of the latest in transfusion medicine and science, delivered in a jam-packed schedule of concurrent sessions.
Amanita phalloides. Photo: Flickr, stanze.University of British Columbia chemists are working to unleash the cancer fighting potential of Amanita phalloides — a particularly nasty poison shroomBy Silvia Moreno-GarciaInfamous. That might be the best description for Amanita phalloides. The highly toxic mushroom has been feared for centuries, earning it a spot in mystery novels (the mushroom did it) and history books (Roman Emperor Claudius was supposedly poisoned with it). Despite its deadly history, Amanita phalloides remains the cause of 90…
Basic research doesn't just help unlock scientific discoveries; it lays the foundation for Canada's innovation economy. Get the full story The Truly Transformative Moments in Science
In one of our previous posts, we discussed animals that were on the brink of extinction that we have saved through human intervention. But what about those that have already become extinct? Can we bring them back to life and have these animals return to the wild, or will we live out the equivalent of [...] Read More The post The Jurassic Park Question: 5 Extinct Animals Being Brought Back appeared first on Schrodinger's Cat.
Ni les présentations faites à la conférence de l’ISBPE du 13 au 16 juin dernier, ni la liste de participants, ne sont encore disponibles en ligne. Quand elles seront prêtes, j’en ferai part ici. Sortant de l’expérience du G7 à la Malbaie, c’était intéressant d’assister à la présentation du seul Mexicain présent lors la conférence de la Société internationale d’économie biophysique (ISBPE) en juin dernier. Cela ramenait la question des négociations sur l’ALÉNA2 à l’avant scène.…
Images: Canada jay, by Gavin Schaefer CC BY 2.0 via wikimedia.org. Or maybe it’s a grey jay. Or a whiskey jack. Cougar, by Eric Kilby CC BY-SA 2.0 via wikimedia.org. Or maybe it’s a puma. Or a painter. Or a mountain lion. Or a catamount. Or a screamer. Or…you get the idea. It caught my […]
by Emerson Gaglardi, New Science Communicator In 2016, 36.7 million people around the worldwere living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections. To put this in perspective, that is about the same as the current population of Canada. Without treatment, HIV dramatically reduces the number of infection-fighting white blood cells over a period of about 10 […]
Clogged arteries can be fatal and traditional stents often just re-clog. That's where a unique new smart stent comes in. Get the full story Smart Tech That Goes With the (Blood) Flow