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November 8, 2010
November 11th. The date marks the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918. In recognition of Remembrance Day, the Council h...
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October 25, 2010
As the International Year of Biodiversity winds down, the world’s Biodiversity experts are meeting at the 2010 International Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya, Japan, from the 18th to...
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September 13, 2010
The ozone layer is the Earth’s vital protective shield against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Made up of molecules of three parts oxygen (O3), the ozone layer...
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August 30, 2010
Science influences all aspects of human life, from new technologies and innovations to healthy living and medicine. Understanding science and scientific concepts is therefore a key elem...
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August 16, 2010
Genomics refers to the “big picture science” of understanding the genome. The genome is made up of millions of DNA sequences (genes) that form a template for traits in all l...
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August 2, 2010
The summer months are ideal for getting in shape—going for a jog, playing sports, or going to the beach. Health Canada statistics indicated that two out of three adults in Canada ...
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July 19, 2010
As the temperature rises and people turn up their air conditioners, Canada’s electrical grids can face significant strain. Extreme heat and weather conditions can also cause damag...
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July 5, 2010
It has been over two months since the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The April 20 explosion triggered the largest oil spill in U.S. history. ...
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June 21, 2010
Digital technologies are almost everywhere in Canadian society. From social media like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to medical databases, office networks, and the Internet, new digita...
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June 7, 2010
In recognition of National Sun Awareness Week, we wanted to take the opportunity to look at one of the most common methods for protecting against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiat...
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