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Science World Blog

One Saturday, I was given the opportunity to work on an event that was happening in the back of our Feature Gallery. On arrival, I had no idea that I would be walking back in time to my childhood. Picture a room that holds all the materials for bringing your imagination to life. A room full of cardboard boxes, chalk, crayons, scissors and tape—the building blocks of creativity.

On a recent vacation, I spent a lot of time driving. This gave me time to wonder why, on hot days, on clear flat roads, I would sometimes see, what appeared to be, puddles of water reflecting the images of cars, the sky or the surroundings. As I approached these puddles, they would disappear only to be replaced by another one further down the road.

As you may know, invasive species like the mountain pine beetle are a real threat to Canadian Forests. Next time you are in a wooded area, take a close look the trees. Are the branches a little bare? Are the leaves and bark marked with blemishes or holes?

When my daughter asked me why people get grey hair, my immediate response was, of course, that kids cause it. Later, I looked into the question a little more scientifically, but the answer was not black and white.