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Quillan

Science North Bluecoats and visitors are mourning the loss of a great animal ambassador. On November 14, 2016, Quillan the porcupine passed away in his habitat during the night. Quillan was 14 years old,...

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Supermoon Rising at the Big Nickel

The Moon’s orbit is slightly elliptical and it’s distance from Earth changes over time.  At perigee (it’s closest point to us on Earth) it is 50 000 km closer than at apogee (it’s furthest...

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The Best “To Do” List Ever!

Science North has partnered with the City of Greater Sudbury, Friends of Lake Laurentian, and Earth Care Sudbury to bring to you the coolest list ever: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 12!  This...

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Discovering Gemstones – October Edition

October’s gemstone, opal, is a very colourful, iridescent and eye-catching stone that can range in colour from fiery reds and deep blues to crystal clear wonders. Geologists have classified opals into five main categories:...

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Spidey Sense!

Many of us have had encounters with arachnids of all shapes and sizes. But what many people don’t know is that there is much more to the world of arachnids than just spiders! Check...

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Bee Stings

Have you ever been stung by a honeybee? A wasp?  Well if you’ve never had the pleasure I’d like to take some time and explain why these hymenopterans (the family of insects that bees...

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Venom or Poison?

What is the difference? Often the terms “poisonous” and “venomous” are used interchangeably depending on where you are in the world and what nature documentary you happen to be watching.  However, when it comes...