Learn and grow with school food gardens across the Waterloo region

By Ishara Yahampath, Communication, Education & Outreach editor In schools across Canada, food gardens are a popular intervention to support learning and provide students with a deeper understanding of food systems, sustainable practices, and careers in food and agriculture. Waterloo Region School Food Gardens (WRSFG) have 35 food gardens in schools across the Waterloo region,...

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Old growth forests in British Columbia: what they are and why they matter

By Sonja Soo, Environmental & Earth Sciences editor In Canada’s largest act of civil disobedience, over 1,000 people were arrested for protesting against the logging of old growth forests. During these protests, which were concentrated in Fairy Creek, a southern Vancouver Island region, many risked fines and jail time to protect old growth forests. But...

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Discovering SNOLAB: the cutting edge of astroparticle physics

By Eloise Chakour, Physics & Astronomy editor Editor’s note: this post is the second in a two-part series by Eloise Chakour on Sudbury’s SNOLAB. Check out Part 1 here. SNOLAB’s facilities in Sudbury, Ont. include the world’s deepest, cleanest lab. Researchers at SNOLAB do world-class science, including many experiments searching for dark matter and neutrinos....

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Faune en dépérissement: Est-ce que les ambitions de conservation de l’objectif 1 du Canada protègent efficacement notre biodiversité unique?

Alina Fisher et Tanya Samman, Co-éditrices Sciences de l’environnement et de la terre   Que vous vient-il à l’esprit lorsque vous pensez aux parcs canadiens ? De vastes espaces de nature sauvage ? Un endroit où faire de la randonnée ou du camping ? Le mandat de Parcs Canada est de s’assurer que des aires naturelles soient disponibles à […]

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Ethanol: A cocktail drink and a clean and sustainable fuel for your car

Sunitha Chari, Biology and Life Sciences co-editor While horse-drawn carriages are a quaint reminder of Victorian England, the internal combustion engine that powers our automobiles is one of the most significant inventions of the 19th century. There are approximately 34 million motor vehicles in Canada. While some are public or shared transport, it is not uncommon […]

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Digging into soil health

Kirsten Grant, General Science co-editor Across the country, people have been digging up buried underwear. In fact, they buried the underwear themselves to learn more about soil health as part of the Soil Your Undies campaign from the Soil Conservation Council of Canada. This backyard experiment involves burying a pair of cotton underwear in the […]

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The Science Fiction and Reality of Spaceflight

Ryan Marciniak, Astronomy and Physics Co-Editor Science fiction has captured humanity’s dreams of travelling to distant stars, colonizing new worlds, accessing new dimensions, encountering hostile aliens, and surviving a galaxy far, far away. Yet with all our real-world technological prowess, why haven’t any of these dreams become reality? The short answer is that flying into […]

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