Science Matters archives

  • Photo: Human genome continues to surprise

    Human genome continues to surprise

    June 29, 2007

    Imagine discovering that the person running your favourite Fortune 500 company was not the CEO, as everyone presumed, but rather the bicycle-courier guy in spandex shorts and a goatee who... More »

  • Photo: Keep light bulb hazards in perspective

    Keep light bulb hazards in perspective

    June 22, 2007

    Whenever a new product comes to market, inevitably it will have flaws that can drive some people to distraction, so much so that they may be unable to see the... More »

  • Photo: Keeping an eye on transgenic crops

    Keeping an eye on transgenic crops

    June 15, 2007

    Did you know that genetically modified, or "transgenic" crops are now commonplace on North American farms? According to a recent survey in the United States, the majority of Americans have... More »

  • Photo: Still waiting for conservation after all these years

    Still waiting for conservation after all these years

    June 8, 2007

    Climate change and the Kyoto Protocol are all over the news these days. But the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro that launched the United Nations Framework Convention on... More »

  • Photo: Powerwise campaign gets things started

    Powerwise campaign gets things started

    June 1, 2007

    One of the most interesting things I learned while crossing Canada earlier this year is that Canadians are excited about embracing change. People are sick of just hearing about problems... More »

  • Photo: Climate change myths debunked

    Climate change myths debunked

    May 25, 2007

    In spite of explosive news coverage about global warming over the past year, most people still have only a very rudimentary knowledge of this complex issue. Unfortunately, this lack of... More »

  • Photo: Forest protection vital to stem global warming

    Forest protection vital to stem global warming

    May 18, 2007

    One of the hot topics at the international climate meetings in Bonn, Germany, this week is whether or not forest-rich tropical countries should get credit for protecting their forests as... More »

  • Photo: Got a good story? Tell somebody.

    Got a good story? Tell somebody.

    May 11, 2007

    As a broadcast journalist, I'm well aware of the challenges today's reporters and journalists face in covering stories — from tight deadlines and a lack of resources, to corporate ownership... More »

  • Photo: Our leaders just don't get it

    Our leaders just don't get it

    May 4, 2007

    When Environment Minister Baird announced his government's new climate change plan, I was in Toronto, getting ready to shoot some television commercials promoting energy conservation. I volunteered to do the... More »

  • Photo: Mysterious phenomenon has researchers baffled

    Mysterious phenomenon has researchers baffled

    April 27, 2007

    What happens to them is unknown. The adults are simply gone — thousands of them. No corpses left behind, nothing out of place. They are just gone. It may seem... More »