Bats are possibly one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented animals of all. For centuries, bats have been and still are associated with darkness, death and the unknown. But bats don’t deserve the scary persona they have been given. If they’re actually good to have around, how can we help them thrive?
Meet Barbara McClintock, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who revolutionized the field of modern genetics. Although McClintock is unfortunately not as well-known as other scientists, her contributions to genetics are immeasurable.
Treating Arsenic Poisoning with Saskatchewan-Grown Lentils: A Promising Story of Canadian Innovation
Arsenic poisoning plagues over 100 million people around the world, mostly because of contaminated water. As it turns out, Canadian lentils – specifically those cultivated in regions of Saskatchewan – may be the solution!
Many people would say the evolution of larger brains was the key for humans to develop into the creatures we are today. While true, this is not the only important aspect for our development. Bipedalism is also a key feature differentiating us from great apes.
Ten billion people by 2050. It’s a statistic nearly everyone has heard. Coupled with the impending climate crisis, it seems nearly impossible humanity will be able to produce enough food to nourish such a massive global population. But there is one emerging ‘superfood’ that embodies every sense of the term: microalgae.
A London man was said to be “cured” of HIV after news of this scientific breakthrough hit the media. But what does this really mean, and what does the future look like for those living with HIV?