Entries Tagged as 'Nature, Science, and Technology'

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Striped Horses in Trouble!

January 31st is International Zebra Day! If it is your first time hearing of this, read on to learn more about this holiday and the role this unique animal has in the ecosystem.   According to the Nikolaev Zoo in Ukraine, International Zebra Day was initiated by conservation organizations, including the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Conservation Biology […]

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

All About Viruses

By Da Beattie It’s coming up on two whole years of being in a pandemic, and some people are still confused as to what a virus is. Whether you are a non-science student, or my family members, this general post aims to tackle the basics. What is a virus? Viruses are parasites that can multiply […]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Scientific Breakthroughs and Their Impact on the Earth

By Da Beattie DNA is the genetic information for all living things. Although you cannot see it from the naked eye while looking at a given organism, it is hard to believe that it was once unknown. First discovered by Friedrich Miescher in 1869, it was James Watson and Francis Crick that identified the double-stranded […]

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

#TeamSeas and their Goal to Raise $30 Million before 2022

By Simran Randhawa On October 29th, 2021, Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as the YouTuber and philanthropist, MrBeast, started trending on YouTube with another eco-friendly challenge for viewers: to help clean the seas. Collaborating with Mark Rober, a fellow Youtuber and former NASA engineer, MrBeast hopes to beat his previous record with #TeamTrees, where he helped […]

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Where the Leaves Fall

By Da Beattie It’s officially Fall! While the weather may be a bit warm for jackets and cozy flannels, the leaves are changing colour and the apple orchards and pumpkin patches are open. If fall fruit is not your passion but you still want amazing fall photos, Hockley Valley Provincial Park is one of the […]

Friday, May 7th, 2021


By Da Beattie Fermentation is a widely used process that creates the air in yeasted breads and the carbonation in alcoholic beverages. The source is yeast. Yeast is a microorganism that is is eukaryotic and single celled. Humans are also eukaryotic meaning that their cells, or in the case of yeast, singular cell, has a […]

Friday, March 5th, 2021

The Importance of Insects

By Amna Abu Askar As we welcome warmer days and blooming flowers, we unfortunately welcome uninvited visitors home. BUGS!! With the approach of Spring, many hidden insects come out of their slumber in search of food. Insects typically enter our houses through cracks attempting to escape the cold wintery weather. They remain dormant inside walls […]

Friday, January 29th, 2021

The Future of Innovation: Fungi, Algae and Recycled Plastic

By Da Beattie Just like food, sustainable vegan alternatives are on the rise. While most vegan leather is petroleum based, Bolt Threads, takes a different spin. Mycelium, the root-like part of fungus is their base for Mylo. Although best known for Microsilk, a spider free silk made by geoengineering yeast genes, Mylo is the natural […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A Gateway to Sustainability

By Amna Abu Askar We’ve heard time and time again the three famous Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We were taught to recycle and differentiate recycling items into cans, paper, and plastic as young as four-years-old. However, despite our efforts in recycling, about 9% only is recycled by the recycling industry. This is because we are […]

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Geoengineering: An Option to Save Our Planet

By Amna Abu Askar Global climate is drastically changing, threatening ecosystems, and human survival. As global warming worsens and our governments fail to address the climate crisis effectively, it might be necessary to turn to geoengineering, an otherwise scientific taboo, to reduce rapid climate change.  Geoengineering is a large-scale human intervention in the Earth’s natural […]