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Sticky Situations

Glue, marshmallows, post-it notes, blue sticky tack, and tape; what do all of these have in common? Make the science stick as we give you the rundown in this article.

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Are You Just Sad, or Is It SAD?

After the relentless heat of summer, it’s no surprise if you’re looking forward to fall and its cooler weather. Whether your favourite part of this season is bundling up in cozy knitwear, cupping your hands around a delicious hot drink, or taking in the gorgeous sight of changing leaves, your wait is over! Unfortunately for many people, these perks come hand-in-hand with the threat of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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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?

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The Net-Zero Energy House

Plenty of heat comes from inside a house: people and pets generate body heat, and appliances like the oven can warm a whole room!

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The Caffeine Conundrum

Maybe you’ve started every morning with a coffee for years, or perhaps you reserve it for your most desperate all-nighters. Wherever you fall on that continuum, you’re not alone—on the average day, 71% of Canadian adults are taking a sip from at least one cup of coffee, and 48% are drinking tea.

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New Update Available: How the Internet May Be Changing Our Brains

The average Internet user from Canada spent nearly 6 hours online every day—and this was even before the Internet became the safest way to attend class or see our friends! But have you thought about the possible impacts of Internet usage on your brain?

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The Mysteries of Modern Microevolution

In the womb, the median artery is the first main blood supplier for the forearms and hands. Two other vessels soon take over this responsibility, and the median artery vanishes—most of the time.

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Rosalind Franklin

Sometimes called the Dark Lady of DNA, Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958) was a prolific researcher in multiple scientific fields. She’s best known for her contribution to discovering DNA’s structure—as well as the controversy surrounding it.

A dentist probing at a patient's teeth. The patient's face is divided into two halves: one half shows the patient's skeleton, while the other half shows the patient's face.

Denthistory: Learning About Ancient Humans From Their Teeth

For a lot of people, visiting the dentist can be an exposing experience. Just by looking at their patients’ teeth, dentists can tell who’s been enjoying sugary drinks, or who skips flossing. As it turns out, dental bioarchaeologists can learn a lot from analyzing the teeth of prehistoric humans, too!