Browse through any website with clickbait ads for long enough, and chances are high you’ll eventually see a headline about a nail polish horror story. As it turns out, those pretty bottles of polish can have significant effects on human health and the environment—unassuming as they may seem at first glance.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!