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Drifter’s 15 Years at Science North

Today (June 7, 2019) marks a very important milestone for one of our oldest animals at Science North: Drifter the beaver. We received Drifter on June 7, 2004, making this year his 15th year...

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Hands-only CPR

Did you know that the survival rate in Sudbury for individuals that suffer a cardiac arrest is less than 5%? Two physicians from Health Sciences North want to improve these odds and have launched an...

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How does THC affect the brain?

THC, also known as Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the active ingredients in cannabis that give users the sense of pleasure or of being “high”.  Different parts of your body such as the lungs, digestive...

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What is an ACL?

You’ve probably  heard the term ACL when an athlete gets injured or worse, when you or someone you know has had a knee injury.  So you might be wondering, what is an ACL and...

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Baaaby Foxsnakes…(doo, doo, doo doo doo doo)

We have baby foxsnakes! These very special snakelets hatched at the beginning of March, after a 60-day incubation period.  Our male and female foxsnakes, Fan and Femur, had been spotted mating, but we never...

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Troglobites, Troglophiles, and Trogloxenes…Oh my!

Troglobites, troglophiles, and trogloxenes are three types of really cool animals that make up a big group of creatures called troglofauna. Troglofauna are air-breathing terrestrial animals that live in caves. Cave life is not...

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Go Deeper With Modern Mining

Mining in Canada has been occurring since the late 1700s and is an important part of our culture, Today, Canadian mining is at the forefront of modern mining technology. Here are a few interesting...