Why we need insects and spiders, which of them are declining, and which moving in.

Insects and spiders matter to us because of their enormous contributions to ecosystems, including in food webs, for pollination, enjoyment, and pest control.

What is Open Science and Why Does it Matter?

Vincent Larivière: “Scholarly Communication and Open Access: What Researchers Should Know” Tuesday, Oct 22 from 3 to 4:30 pm in the Library Alcove, Level 10, University of Lethbridge Library

Can Neuroscience Help First Nations Communities Heal?

One of Bryan Kolb’s most memorable talks was a public lecture in Lac La Biche, AB, attended by many First Nations elders.

Women in Science: Why are there Relatively Few?

Although much of the world’s scientific research have been done by women, science is arguably still dominated by men, even though a sizable number of women enter the science and engineering fields.

Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Canada: What's Happened, why it Matters, and what we can do?

Over the past decade, Canadians have witnessed an erosion of our national capacity for evidence-based decision-making. Apparent in communications restrictions on government scientists, funding cuts focused on public interest research, and a diminished role for evidence in policy decisions, this erosion threatens both our well-being as citizens and the health of our democracy.

No science, No evidence, No truth, No democracy

There have been drastic changes to science in Canada in recent years. These changes have happened in three distinct ways: reduction in the ability of government scientists to communicate their research to the public, the erosion of our science capacity - especially with respect to fundamental research and environmental monitoring, and a reduction in the role of evidence in policy decisions.

Immunization and Vaccines: What are the Benefits and Risks?

Alberta Health Services (AHS) officials are asking residents of southern Alberta to get their children immunized as the best way to defend against a potential measles outbreak.

Secularism, Multiculturalism, Democracy and the Philosophy of Science: What's the Relationship?

Recently, lively debates have emerged in the social sciences about how to think about the unexpected return of religion to the public sphere.

Is it Justifiable for Governments to Muzzle Publicly Funded Scientists?

Increasingly, the federal Government has been tightening its leash on its scientists and science in general. For instance, most publicly funded research must now have an industrial component.

Is it Finally Time to Quit Debating Evolution?

When the topic of evolution comes up it is often to discuss the debate, to choose sides, and to balance the arguments, but is it time to quit debating evolution?

How have these works of fiction changed the world?

Science fiction and science are deeply intertwined. From the space race to nanotechnology scientists are following the predictions of science fiction.

Should Flu Shots be Made Mandatory for Healthcare Workers?

Recently, British Columbia became the first province in Canada to implement a policy requiring health-care employees working at publicly funded facilities, including long-term care homes, to get a flu shot or wear a mask to protect patients during the flu season.

Why the E. coli O157:H7 Puzzle is Not Easily Solved.

Escherichia coli, usually called E. coli, refer to a large group of bacteria that is commonly found in the intestines of humans and animals.

Climate Calamity Fact or Fantasy?

James Lovelock, scientist and originator of the Gaia hypothesis, said in 2007 that; “Before this century is over, billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic.

Climate Reality: The Science, the Denial Industry, the Way Forward

The scientific consensus is in: man-made global warming is real and the major cause of various extreme weather events around the world.

Climate Reality: The Science, the Denial Industry, the Way Forward

The Galt Museum & Archives is committed to sustainability within its own organization. 2012 marks the third year it is participating in Earth Hour [March 31, 8:30-9:30 pm] and it will be host to the exhibit “Earth’s Climate in the Balance” from January 21 – April 22, 2012.

Does Fluoridation of Public Water Cause More Harm than Good?

After 60 years of debate and research, controversy still rages in the relatively few countries where fluoridation is widespread. Many studies suggest that the benefits of fluoride result from mainly topical action on dental enamel, not from swallowing it, begging the question: “Why are we still adding fluoride to our public drinking water”.

Evolution and Creationism: a two-part presentation

Part II – A Creationist’s Viewpoint Creationism is often defined as a religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity (often the Abrahamic God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam) or deities, whose existence is presupposed.

Evolution and Creationism: a two-part presentation

Evolution and Creationism A two-part presentation Part I – The Theory of Evolution Since it was published by Charles Darwin nearly 150 years ago, the theory of evolution has been supported by a mounting body of scientific evidence.

Is Science to be Trusted?

Science and its technology spin-offs are only four hundred years old. The process of science has evolved into the best method to satisfy our curiosity and understand our world.

Truth and Scientific Inquiry

In recent history there have been huge public debates about the truth of theories that are widely supported by scientific inquiry.

Truth and Scientific Inquiry

In recent history there have been huge public debates about the truth of theories that are widely supported by scientific inquiry.