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Jenny Zhang

A person enjoying a chocolate bar and experiencing the feeling of love. Text written: "Love by chocolate - lust, attraction, or attachment?"

Love by Chocolate: Is it lust, attraction, or attachment?

Chocolate has always been an essential element of love. We can see the central presence of chocolate in traditions as well. In Turkish culture, when two people are getting engaged, it’s customary to buy chocolate on a silver tray alongside a bouquet of flowers. In the past, chocolate was used as a love potion by high-class women in the New Spain.1 Hence, it is apparent that there is a clear connection between chocolate and display of affection in the society that sustains across time and cultures. In this article, we will share with you three important subcategories of love and how it connects to chocolate.

Illustration of Dr. Patricia Bath holding an eye model. The background is composed of patterns that resemble a phoropter, an eye exam tool.

Dr. Patricia Bath (1942-2019)

Dr. Bath was an American ophthalmologist, researcher, and an advocate for the prevention, treatment, and cure of blindness. Pushing through obstacles of sexism, racism, and poverty, Dr. Bath made innovative contributions to the field of medicine which had long-lasting impacts on the communities she served.

An illustration of Bayon temple of Angkor wat, emerging from pulses of light generated by the LiDAR device.

Shining a Light on the Khmer Heartland

Hidden within the jungles of Cambodia, just a few kilometres away from bustling city of Siem Reap, you can find the remains of majestic sandstone temples and walled fortresses. These are all that’s left of the magnificent city of Angkor, the lost capital of the Khmer Empire—or so we thought.

"Science Communication with Trinh and Surath”. A woman on the bottom left side is looking through a telescope. A man on the bottom right side is holding a robot.

Science Rendezvous: Guiding the Next Generation of Scientists

Once a year, Toronto and 29 other cities across Canada host a massive science communication fair: Science Rendezvous. In this interview, the co-chairs of Science Rendezvous in Toronto for the past three years, Trinh Vo and Surath Gomis, recount their experiences leading the festival and how the festival illustrates their vision for science communication.

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 mummy making sounds using an artificial vocal tract

Unlocking a 3,000-Year-Old Voice

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know how historical figures sounded when they spoke?

A person in the bath tub holding a bottle of shampoo in one hand and lattering the shampoo with the other.

Why Do We Shampoo?

As you look at yourself in the mirror, you realize your hair is a bit greasy and make a mental note to wash it tonight. You take out your favourite shampoo and put on some shower tunes!

A bucket pouring out water, ice, and various items associated with biology and genetics.

Whatever Happened to the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Once upon a time (in 2014) before TikTok even existed, there was a trend that swept across the globe. Yes, we’re talking about the ice bucket challenge.