Insects and spiders matter to us because of their enormous contributions to ecosystems, including in food webs, for pollination, enjoyment, and pest control.
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
One of Bryan Kolb’s most memorable talks was a public lecture in Lac La Biche, AB, attended by many First Nations elders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, lively debates have emerged in the social sciences about how to think about the unexpected return of religion to the public sphere.
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.
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?
Science fiction and science are deeply intertwined. From the space race to nanotechnology scientists are following the predictions of science fiction.
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.
Escherichia coli, usually called E. coli, refer to a large group of bacteria that is commonly found in the intestines of humans and animals.
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.
The scientific consensus is in: man-made global warming is real and the major cause of various extreme weather events around the world.
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.
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”.
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 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.
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.