Tag Archives: Science

Education is a right. Right?

All over my campus there are posters and flyers informing me that post-secondary education is a right, not a privilege, and that I should joint the fight against rising tuition fees. Many places in Canada, where a majority of the … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean I’m Eating Duck Feathers?!

But I suppose it’s better than eating human hair. Confused? Let me back track. Sometimes being a vegetarian is difficult. And I’m not just talking about the temptation of eating meat. At times, I don’t even know I’m consuming animal … Continue reading

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Water Woes

Like many people, I tend to carry a water bottle around with me most of the time. Unlike a lot of those other people, however, I actually enjoy drinking the contents. I love water, and drinking it continually throughout the … Continue reading

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Too Hot For Nuts? Warm Winter Hurts Acorn Crop

So? So what. Who cares about acorns. Um…squirrels…obviously. And the people at this website. No really, who cares about acorns? I mean, let’s talk about the poor maple syrup harvest, early strawberries, or low water tables – these things are important, not … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tooth Staining and More! (way, waaaaaaay more).

About 3 weeks ago, Lisa asked us why adding cream to your coffee (or milk to your tea for those of us with British heritage) would prevent or reduce staining to your teeth.  When I first started looking into this … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Athenaeum Club

Q: What happens when you cross an inorganic chemistry professor bored with scientific papers, a qualitative unknown salt analysis lab, and the public domain? A: Student engagement. The Adventure of the Athenaeum Club It had been some months since quitting … Continue reading

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And Now…The Chilling Conclusion!

Last month we started to investigate the idea of freezing one’s jeans as a means to kill invading bacteria and thus essentially “cleaning” your pants. What mainly bothered us about this idea was how so many people could accept it … Continue reading

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And now for a water bottle that WON’T melt

Remember how that nice BPA free bottle melted in a hot car? (but the skittles didn’t?) Obviously a cheapo water bottle would shrivel and disappear in a 1200°C campfire, right? That’s about 2192 °F for our American readers. Right. Yes. … Continue reading

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Daddy, how many atoms are in me?

So asked my 8 year old daughter tonight. Never one to discourage curiosity or budding scientific inquiry, I answered “Lots and lots! Now finish your dinner.” The look she shot back told me she had been hoping for a little more … Continue reading

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Bottle It Up!

The interior of my car gets hot. How hot you ask? Well, I’m not sure of the exact temperature (and being the lazy scientist that I am – I have not bothered measuring it). BUT – I used to have … Continue reading

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