There are solid scientific reasons for giving something the old spit shine, or for licking your wounds. Saliva contains enzymes that break down food particles as well as infection-battling white blood cells that are effective at killing bacteria.
For museum conservators, that means a natural and chemical-free way to lick built-up grime and mould found on artifacts. Well, not literally. Read more
“We believe the highest form of learning is when you train the neuromuscular network, which is why hands-on learning is so important,” said Bercovici. “This place is meant to be fun. Teenagers can play the drums as loud as they can. … They can use science and technology to see where their interests and ideas take them.” Read more
A new guide for mariners - produced by the Vancouver Aquarium's Coastal Ocean Research Institute in partnership with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Prince Rupert Port Authority - is intended to inform mariners about the risk of collisions between vessels and marine life, and to help minimize vessel disturbances. Read more
Monday, February 13 marked exactly 70 years since oil was first discovered at Leduc #1. The discovery would help shape Alberta's economy for decades to come. And to honour the momentous anniversary, members of the provincial government descended on the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre that morning to make a special announcement, declaring February 13, 2017 to be Oil and Gas Celebration Day in Alberta. Read more
Roger Parent, President and Head Creative Director, is pleased to announce the recent arrival of four new members of the Réalisations team. Read more
The fifth annual Thunder Bay Science Festival is coming to a park, theatre, restaurant and university.
The six-day event, presented by Science North in partnership with the NWO Innovation Centre, Ontario Power Generation and ON150, kicks off Feb. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. with a Snow Day at Marina Park featuring the making of snow volcanoes and mitten-warming devices. Read more
A national campaign was officially launched by the Government of Canada on Saturday to encourage young women to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more
Trash was turned into treasure at the Okanagan Science Centre Friday during the Canadian Inventions Maker Day. Read more
A young male beaver is the latest addition to the level three Northern ecosystem at Science North. The yet-to-be-named animal was born and raised at the Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien in St-Félicien, Quebec. Read more
Gain a new appreciation for the machine inside all living things when Biomechanics: The Machine Inside opens at the Ontario Science Centre on February 8, 2017. This interactive exhibition explores animals and plants as machines built for survival, complete with pumps, claws, springs and wings. Read more
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