April 30, 2015 - Alert, Nunavut sits at the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada’s High Arctic. It is the most northern permanently inhabited location in the world. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has been conducting research at Alert and in the High Arctic for the past 60 years.
April 15, 2015 — Charting the way to cleaner water - One of Canada’s most vulnerable waterways is the Red-Assiniboine Basin where storms and spring flooding send a great number of agricultural pollutants into Lake Winnipeg, the area’s largest fresh-water resource.
Innovative remediation solutions for a cleaner future - In a world run largely by fossil fuels, the cost and environmental impact of fuel leaks and oil spills can be particularly severe for remote communities. And while remediation technologies have advanced over the years, deploying these technologies in Canada's northern region remains a daunting challenge.
April 13, 2015 - The Fisheries and Oceans Canada St. Andrews Biological Station is Atlantic Canada’s oldest marine research station, opening its doors in 1908. The Government of Canada has recently invested more than $65 million to build two new state-of-the art facilities, a wet laboratory and a science building which were officially named today.
April 6, 2015 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that will build one of the world’s largest and most advanced astronomical observatories in Hawaii.
March 26, 2015 - Billed as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope is the most complex and powerful telescope ever built. When launched in October 2018, the infrared-optimized telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. The Webb will study every phase in cosmic history, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of stellar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.
March 16, 2015 - When modern-day Canadian explorers made what has been described as the discovery of the century by finding one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships, defence scientists were honoured to be part of the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition.
I know DNA holds all of our genetic information and is used to transcript and translate into protein. Well, my younger sister was born with naturally straight as a board hair. When she was in high school, it started to curl! Her hair is really curly even 8 years later and we are all confused by the change. I know it's impossible for her DNA to change but maybe something else changed?
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Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is the number one killer in Canada. - Health Canada