A Health Risk You Must Hear About

Anyone who has lived in a city before has walked down a busy street, and some (including myself) do this almost every day. The noisiness is annoying, but most don't realize that it is actually harmful to our health and the environment. The constant noise going around in cities is called noise … [Read more...]

Defining a lunar eclipse

NPS/Brad Sutton (c) Joshua Tree National Park, CC BY 2.0 What is the meaning of "super wolf blood moon"? We all saw it and heard about it. The super wolf blood moon illuminated the night sky on Jan 20, 2019. It was a lunar eclipse that doesn’t show up commonly but I didn’t think much of it … [Read more...]

Trees talk!

I love spending time in the forest. Trees stretching above and around me fills me with a sense of contentment and wonder. How did these trees grow to be their adult selves, towering testaments to botanical strength?  To learn more, I am reading “The Hidden Life of Trees” By … [Read more...]

How Does Deodorant Work?

Nobody wants to smell bad, but puberty can make that hard for some teenagers. That's why for high-schoolers, deodorant is a very important product. There are stick types, spray-ons, powders, and roll-ons. Some need it more than others, but the majority of us have one anyway. Everytime I see these … [Read more...]

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

Plaque Dedicated to the Location of the Stanford Prison Experiment (c)Eric. E. Castro, CC BY 2.0 Without even meeting you, I can assume that you believe you're a good person. I assert the same for myself. Sure, we're not all Mother Teresas, but we'd probably put ourselves above the level of … [Read more...]

How Stressed Do You Have To Be To Suffer A Stress Fracture?

This winter I suffered from a stress fracture in my foot. I was right in the middle of an important time for field hockey athletes filled with tryouts and University ID tournaments. This injury crept up on me because wounds, specifically broken and cracked bones, are typically caused by traumatic … [Read more...]

Will we “Dye” from Textiles?

Indian Pigments (c) Dan Brady CC BY 2.0 I remember my parents always taught me to sort our clothes into dark and light piles before doing the laundry. Eventually, this became common sense. It is obvious we need to separate the colours otherwise the dark clothing would stain the white ones. This … [Read more...]

Can earbuds damage your ears?

earbuds and phone (c) by GillyBerlin (CC BY 2.0) Every time I'm on my phone, I always have my earbuds in, whether its to listen to music or watch a video. If you're someone like me, you may have had your parents tell you to stop using them because you're "going to go deaf when you are old". My … [Read more...]

My friend, the Wolphin

Baby wolphin by pinhole (c) Mark Interrante, CC BY-SA 2.0 Last summer, I was fortunate to go to Hawaii.  One of the most memorable highlights was the trip to the Sea Life Park.  It was there that I met Keikaimalu (“from the sheltered ocean”). She is the world’s first known … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part Two- Why 12?

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about the advantages that the dozenal system has over the decimal system. Before reading this I suggest reading the last part of the series here. In our day to day life, we only use numbers to do 4 simple things. Add, subtract, … [Read more...]