Researchers at UBC Okanagan have come up with a new device for detecting contaminants in drinking water, one that is not only portable and inexpensive … [Read more...] about UBC researchers develop a handheld device for water contamination
It sounds like the superpower possessed by a lower level Marvel Comics superhero. And while having antifreeze in your blood might be useful in … [Read more...] about Antifreeze: Why don’t Antarctic fish freeze to death?
As you may have guessed by its name, Chronic Wasting Disease is no laughing matter. The disease which affects the deer family only, including elk … [Read more...] about CWD, the “Mad Cow Disease” for deer, hits western Québec
Are low carb diets dangerous? Another salvo in the war over carbs has been fired, this time from a study in the European Society of Cardiology which … [Read more...] about Are low carb diets dangerous? This study says they are deadly
Is your prostate exam harmful? A new review of the evidence on screening for prostate cancer has found that for most men, the potential harms outweigh … [Read more...] about Routine testing for prostate cancer could be harmful, study finds
The West Nile virus is a reality in Canada. Summer still has a few weeks to go here, which means that West Nile season is staying with us, as a … [Read more...] about Mosquito in Ontario tests positive for West Nile virus
"My child is a fussy eater. How do I fix it?" It's a common lament of a parent. But help is on the way. The first place to start? Work on how that … [Read more...] about My child is a fussy eater. How do I fix it?
Imagine being allergic to the sun. With the bright yellow ball beating down on most areas of Canada right now it's hard to imagine having to stay … [Read more...] about A rare genetic condition makes this two year-old allergic to the sun
Remember "Pet Sematary", the 1983 Stephen King novel about dead cats and dogs coming back to life? If that scared you, you might want to stop reading … [Read more...] about Russian scientists rouse 40,000 year-old worms from Siberian permafrost
Is the Maple Syrup Diet just a dream? Dream no more. Researchers at McGill University used maple syrup to boost the power of antibiotics. Science … [Read more...] about The Maple Syrup Miracle and other Canadian science breakthroughs that happened in 2017