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Fighting the emerald ash borer with cheaper firewood

The spread of the invasive emerald ash borer could be slowed by offering cheaper, local, firewood. A study published in the online journal PLOS ONE says that lowering the cost of firewood to $4.50, combined with an increase in public … Continue reading

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I’m moving to a new blog!

I’ve started a new blog focusing on science news! It’s called The Quarky and I publish a new article every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Just like this blog the articles are interactive using photos, video, maps, timelines and links.   … Continue reading

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Happy 50th birthday G.I. Joe!

Did you know on Feb. 2, 2014 G.I. Joe is turning 50?! Check out the toy that created the term “action figure” and started a toy revolution here in my interactive article! Explore the history of G.I. Joe through photos, … Continue reading

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Baby penguins dying as global weather changes

Heavy rainstorms and an increase in global temperature are threatening the Argentina’s magellanic penguins. The largest colony  has declined by 20% since 1987, according to the study published in the journal PLOS One. World’s largest colony The colony of Magellanic penguins located … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction drug may help the pain of menstrual cramps

Researchers use Viagra to treat menstrual cramps – but they don’t know why The pains of moderate to severe menstrual cramps experienced by some women could be treated with erectile dysfunction medications, according to a research led by Penn State … Continue reading

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How a cancer donation ended up funding the hearing society

When you write a cheque to The Canadian Cancer Society who would you expect it to go to? Certainly not the Canadian Hearing Society. This is what happened to Pat Stafford. In October she wrote a cheque to the Canadian … Continue reading

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Drama class makes the world a less scary place

Being a high-school teacher is challenging. Students are in the midst of discovering themselves, developing relationships, and of course, learning how to balance their time between work and play. For Nadine Leach this is even more challenging – she teaches … Continue reading

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