Rana Semaan, Science in Society editor I was 18 weeks pregnant when I received the following call from my gynecologist: Doctor: Hi, Rana. How are you feeling today? Do you still have a fever? I had elevated liver enzyme levels and a two-week-old low-grade fever. My doctors were trying to find out why. Me: […]
Lessons learned from the ongoing pandemic could help us tackle another ongoing crisis: wildfires that are being driven by climate change. Get the full story Can We ‘Vaccinate’ Forests Against Destructive Wildfires?
Bloom’s Day by Raymond Nakamura The last time Uncle Fester showed up (2018), we were out of town. This time, we had no excuse. Uncle Fester is a Titan arum, A.K.A. The Corpse Flower, a rare plant that produces the largest flower in the world, which can grow up to four or five metres and produces a fragrance resembling rotting meat. Who wouldn’t want to witness such a wonder of nature? But Corpse Flowers are fickle. You can’t…
Once upon a time, the Latin names of species were always descriptive (and always in Latin, for that matter, which they needn’t be now.). That system didn’t work very well*, and in the mid-18th century Linnaeus invented our modern system of binomial nomenclature. It’s surprising how many folks don’t realize that, arguably, the most important […]
With climate change pushing this migratory bird species to possible extinction, researchers are seeing if a new technology can save the day. Get the full story Lighting the Way to Survival for Migratory Birds
Yesterday, the wonderful bloggers at Dynamic Ecology announced that they were hanging up their collective hat. Well, mostly; Dynamic Ecology will no longer have regular posts, but all its content will remain available and new posts may appear from time to time. (I hope!) I want to take a moment to acknowledge just how good […]
L’isolement social long et répété durant la pandémie révèle ses effets désastreux sur les adolescents Le cerveau à tous les niveaux lun 13/09/2021 - 11:32 Blogue Société Le cerveau à tous les niveaux
Mary Anne Schoenhardt, Science in Society editor You may know that the iPhone 12 Pro contains a lidar (light detection and ranging) sensor. A remote sensing technique originally developed for space exploration and military defence, lidar is more than just a fancy gadget for your new phone. One of the lesser-known uses of lidar is […]
International team concludes convalescent plasma is not effective for treating COVID-19 Transfusion Blood Friday, September 10, 2021 Guest Author Amie T. Kron is the clinical research coordinator in transfusion medicine at Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto and is a member of the University of Toronto QUEST program, a research collaborative supported by Canadian Blood Services. Dr. Jeannie Callum is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist and Hematologist at Kingston Health Sciences Center and Professor in the Department…
Dans l’édition du mois de septembre, nos experts ont abordé les raisons pour lesquelles l'acidification des océans pose des problèmes aux mollusques et aux crustacés, la façon dont les chercheurs ont utilisé les ondes gravitationnelles pour observer un trou noir et une étoile à neutrons en orbite l'un autour de l'autre et en fusion, et à quoi l'avenir pourrait ressembler avec des humanoïdes parmi nous.