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Anna Tram

A witch happily devouring assorted Halloween candy.

Sweet Talk

Common parental wisdom claims that eating sweet treats like candy or soft drinks will lead to a “sugar rush”, but is there truth to these claims? How does sugar really affect our bodies?

C for Climate — 2021 Science Literacy Week

For Science Literacy Week, we collaborated with the U of T Gerstein Science Information Centre to illustrate all things climate change-related in Canada.

Women in STEM

A set of nine bite-sized infographics on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Originally created for 2020 International Women’s Day.

Illustration of a scientist knitting a fabric with a DNA pattern. Two other scientists assist by providing yarn and cutting the fabric with a pair of scissors

CRISPR Innovations in 2020

Last October, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in developing a gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9. This discovery opened up a world of medical possibilities and revolutionized the field of biology!

An illustration of a vivid blue sky over mountains and clouds. There are shimmering green and blue lights in the sky, resembling the Northern Lights. There are simple doodles of stars, rain and snow clouds, and a snow man over the scenery.

Setting the Atmosphere

You may only know little, if anything, about the atmosphere, but we have a lot to thank it for. It’s an invisible blanket of air that surrounds Earth, protecting it and allowing for life to exist!

A DNA helix with a missing segment. A Scottish fold cat stands in the gap. A picture of a broken bone, kidneys, and a heart are connected by a line to their respective parts on the Scottish fold cat's body.

The Trade-off Between Health and Floppy Ears

Is your guilty pleasure watching cat videos? If so, you are probably familiar with adorable round-faced cats with folded ears. This cat breed is known as the Scottish Fold Cat. Unfortunately, as appealing as these cats are, there are serious health concerns when it comes to breeding Scottish Folds.

A night scene of a house with an "anti-solar" panel on its roof that is pulsing red. A shooting star passes over the house.

The ‘Anti-Solar’ Cell that Never Sleeps

As the world’s reliance on fossil fuels continues to threaten our climate, making renewable energy sources accessible is more important than ever.

A top view of a brain, with the left hemisphere coloured in red and the right hemisphere in blue. On the the left side of the image, there are letters of the alphabet (ABC) and a math expression (2+2=4). On the right side, there is a musical note, geometric shapes, and a paint brush.

The Science Behind the Left and Right Brain

Through social media, TV, and online quizzes; almost everyone has heard about people being “left-brained” or “right-brained”. But how much truth is there to this idea of a dominant brain hemisphere?

An illustration of a forest fire. In the foreground, there are trees that are charred black. In the background, a large fire continues to burn in the distance.

The Burning Amazon

2019 has been quite remarkable in terms of raising awareness for climate change and environmental issues. Not only did people from over 150 countries participate in climate strikes in September, but thanks to social media, the burning of the Amazon forest also gained an incredible amount of attention.