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Discovering Gemstones – July Edition

Ruby, the gemstone of July, is one of the most historically significant coloured stones. They have long been associated with beauty, love, and wisdom. Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered fine rubies to...

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Entomophagy For You

Come visit Science North this summer and try some of our new edible bugs! Here at Science North’s Nature Exchange we have partnered up for summer 2016 with Entomo Farms to help expand the...

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Sharks & Dolphins: Feeding Frenzy

Underwater creatures use a variety of clever techniques to find their food. For example, sharks hunt by detecting vibrations in the water and use their sense of smell to find their prey. Dolphins use...

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What is this? It’s dragon’s skin!

You might have noticed these odd looking “bugs” on grasses, branches or docks near the edge of water. Many people think that these are the left over bodies or skin of spiders but in...

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Let’s Celebrate American Eagle Day!

American Eagle Day was brought about in the United States to promote awareness and to increase support to protect bald eagles that were once endangered. Since 2007, they are no longer on the List...

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Discovering Gemstones – June Edition

The June birthstone, pearl, is the only gemstone made by a living organism. These natural treasures require no polishing or faceting to bring out their beauty; the shelled mollusks that create them produce a...

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Okeanos Explorer Part 2: Mapping

When I say mapping, I mean 24-hours-a-day mapping.  The crew aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, didn’t mess around with this mission.  The crew of dedicated mapping professionals and their “explorers in training” were...