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Science World Blog

Blue Macaw. Photo credit: Oleg Alexandrov

From blue and gold macaws, to the bromeliads hosting an entire ecosystem within their leaves, rainforests are rich in biodiversity. Join educators from the Bloedel Conservatory to examine colourful feathers from tropical birds, test your knowledge of the rainforest and discover how poison dart frogs, dragonflies and crabs depend on air plants high up in the canopy to survive. Get a glimpse of Vancouver's pocket of tropical splendour, perched atop Queen Elizabeth Park, at the highest point in the city.

January 17 & 18
10am–4pm​

On lazy hazy summer days, I keep walking into spider webs while walking my dog. I try to convert annoyances into sources of wonder, so I checked out the web to learn about webs.

Ski season is almost here! It's time to dust off your skis, grab your poles and prepare the main engine thrusters for blast-off, because this is no ordinary ski trip we're talking about. Think farther away than Whistler, much bigger than Aspen and way more remote than the peaks of the Himalayas—let's go skiing on the moon!

Trimming toenails too short is a common cause for ingrown toenails because then the nail groove is more likely to overlap with the corner of the nail. If the shoes are too tight or toe injuries can make it worse. If you are born with more curvy nails, you will be more prone to these problems.

Mimosa pudica responds to touch (thigmonasty), heat (thermonasty) and darkness (nyctinasty) by folding up its leaves, possibly in part as a deterrent to herbivores.