Science World Blog

An Onchopristis rostrum fossil, found in Science World's Ultimate Dinosaurs feature gallery.

It's the beginning of the Mesozoic era, the Triassic period. Life on Earth just went through a mass extinction so huge, that 90% of marine groups and 70% of terrestrial groups were wiped out.

static electricity

I have a sweater that snaps, crackles and pops when I take it off. That might be why it was on sale, though probably it had more to do with an imbalance of electrical charges than a balance of credit card charges.

gosling

Do you know what to do if you find a lone gosling? A few weeks ago, the Science World team was presented with a super adorable challenge. A passerby who happened to notice a lone gosling, waddling around on Main Street near the SkyTrain station, brought it to the Science World team for some advice on what to do with the fluffy little guy.

seafood is a good source of iodine

The other day I ordered some take-out and it came with packets that had “iodized salt” printed on them. My daughter wondered what that meant. I knew iodine had something to do with my thyroid gland, but not much more, so I decided to look into this further.