Are carrots really orange?

A few days ago, I decided to take carrots to school as a snack. As I was munching away, I wondered if the carrots I was eating were grown and produced in the same way that their carrot ancestors had been. Wanting to learn more, I decided to research the history of carrots. A bundle of carrots […]

Why Can’t Robots Walk Like Humans?

Have you ever found yourself lighting up the dance floor with the robot dance? Well, chances are that this dance requires one to move in very straightforward and one-dimensional movements, making it seem as though motors are spinning and stopping. Upon further inspection of this dance, I wondered why robots have to move that way. As […]

Health Benefits of Playing Music

Music Man © Pxhere, CC0 1.0 My passion for music began at a young age when I started playing piano. This lasted for many years until I decided that I wanted to learn guitar; so in grade 7 I learned my second instrument. Two years later I began playing drums, which has so far been […]

Music on the Brain

I do not, in any circumstance, consider myself a musical person. I played the recorder in grade four, the flute in grade six and the acoustic guitar in grade seven, but played none of them well. Hot Cross Buns was about the extent of my musical knowledge and capability. Despite my lack of musical talent, […]

Is blood only red?

A few weeks back, I had stayed up until 10:00 on a Friday night working on my English Short Story Assignment. Tired from trying to read it, I closed the book, but in the process of doing so, I got a papercut with dark, red blood jutting out from my finger. After washing my finger […]

AI and Depression

Depression is a type of mental illness that can have negative effects on how one feel, think and act. There are currently 300 million people in the whole world experiencing depression. Some of the feelings include a sense of sadness, hopeless, a loss of interest in daily activities, and a loss of appetite. There are […]

No More Jet Lag

Just like any other teenager, I love sleeping in on weekends. On weekends, I usually go to bed at around 12:30 AM and wake up at 11:00 AM. On weeknights, I usually go to bed at 10:30 PM and wake up at 7:30 AM. In the past couple weeks, I realized that on Sunday and […]

Mosquitos: Deadly or Helpful?

A few days back, I was looking through my family’s photo album of our 2010 trip to India. Alongside, the vivid memories of visiting my extended family and the bumbling city, I remembered how mosquitos were practically everywhere and the amount of itchy mosquito bites I got from my trip. Determined to find out more […]

How Medically Accurate is Grey’s Anatomy?

The well-known TV drama, Grey’s Anatomy, is, without a doubt, incredibly successful. Currently, 15 seasons strong, Grey’s Anatomy continues to be one of my favourite binge-worthy shows. The show takes place in a hospital and is about a group of interns and their journeys towards becoming doctors. Grey’s Anatomy is famously known for its drama […]

Bee Population – What’s the Situation?

A rapid declination in the world’s population of bees began in the late 1990’s. In the United States, there was a loss of 40% of commercial honeybees since 2006. Wild bee’s (for example, Mason bees) numbers also in decline, and they are also vital t o many ecosystems and to human food production because they are […]