Cat Allergies

By Maia P. I have wanted a cat for a very long time. Unfortunately, my sister and I are both allergic to cats. As unfair as I find our biological makeup, I still have hope. I am determined to be a … [Read more...]

These Animals are Extinct and it’s Our Fault

1. Dodo Bird (1681) Frohawk's Dodo© Frederick William Frohawk, CC BY 1.0 Probably the most well known of the extinct animals, the dodo bird fell victim to the growing human race. Previously … [Read more...]

The Science Behind CPR

First aid (c) Videoplasty (CC BY-SA 4.0) This weekend I am taking one of the courses that I need to become a First Responder at my school. It’s called Standard First Aid, and it includes a CPR … [Read more...]

Gluten-related Conditions: Gluten Ataxia

Gluten-related Disorders © Dr. Schär, CC-BY-SA 3.0 I recently met with Dr. Val Vaartnou from the Canadian Celiac Disease Association to discuss the organization's support of current research in the … [Read more...]

Injuries in volleyball and ways of its prevention

Volleyball © Aaric li CC BY 4.0 As my school volleyball season wraps up, and my club volleyball tryouts are coming up in two days. I'd like take a chance to summarise the types of injuries a … [Read more...]

The Women of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009-2015)

By Maia Poon The Nobel Prize has been awarded since 1901, when Alfred Nobel requested for the prize to be created in his will. Since then, the Nobel Prizes have been awarded 590 times to 904 … [Read more...]

The effects of light pollution

Light Pollution Before and After(c) Jeremy Stanley (CC BY 2.0) A century ago, you could walk outside anywhere at night and see all the stars and the beauty of the Milky Way. Nowadays, due to the … [Read more...]

Immunotherapy: The Future of Cancer Treatment

By Xavier Lam In the past, many people diagnosed with cancer would face bleak futures with little to no successful treatment options. However, the recent growth of research in immunotherapy has … [Read more...]

Killing Bacteria with a Virus: Phages

What are Bacteriophages? Bacteriophages, also known as phages, were discovered by Frederick Twort in the early 20th century. Initially phages were used to treat only diseases such as cholera due to … [Read more...]

Northern White Rhinos: All is Not Lost

By Maia Poon On March 19th, 2018, the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Sudan, the 45-year-old rhino, had been gravely ill for days. He was … [Read more...]