Science Says What? Pitcher plants feast on salamanders, unveiling a brutal side of botanical carnivory
As the year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about this kind of science – unexpected discoveries made through a combination of coincidence and a curious mind.
Invasion of the earthworms! It sounds like a bad Hollywood movie, but science can be stranger than fiction.
“When I started my Ph.D., we didn’t know of anyone who had even tried to look for variation within the nuclear genome in the context of eDNA sampling – we didn’t even know if it was possible.”
Science Says What? How an airlift of wolves saved Isle Royale’s ecosystem and sparked a conservation controversy
It was a cascade of events that saw local conservationists take opposite sides over the extent of our responsibility to re-balance the island’s ecosystem in an era of human culpability.
A tiny lake just an hour’s drive from Toronto made headlines earlier this summer as the best place in the world to illustrate the dawn of a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene.
Water flowed black and shiny, coating turtles and waterfowl with a smelly goo and transforming grasses and bushes along the banks from green to oily black.
Home to brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria and white floating ponytail-like bacteria, the sinkholes have always struck me otherworldly, almost dreamy.
Today, southern flying squirrels are routinely found in Ontario’s Algonquin Park, roughly 62 miles (100 km) from their historic northern limit and solidly in the territory of a separate species of squirrel – northern flying squirrels.
If you’ve noticed your local waterway turning a deeper shade of brown over the past few decades, you’re not alone. Scientists in the Great Lakes region have noticed the same thing.
These young researchers are participating in citizen science — the public voluntarily helping to conduct scientific research.
Scientists have found these tiny bits of plastic all over the world — even in mosquitoes’ bellies.
In this new feature, see what scientists are learning about the impacts of climate change on the region – and what can be done to mitigate them.