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Hot Peppers - Why Are They Hot?

I first posted this on July 21, 2006. Some plants do not want to get eaten. They may grow in places difficult to approach, they may look unappetizing, or they may evolve vile smells...

November 25, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

The Long Hard Road to Mars

Mars Pathfinder launches in 1996 Starting this Saturday, a 24 day window of opportunity opens for the launch of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, now also known as the Curiosity rover.

November 25, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

Science in Hollywood: Hits and Misses

Earlier this week I was a guest on Breakfast Television Vancouver to discuss the portrayal of science in some recent blockbusters. The recent surge in science content in films and TV is something that I find genuinely encouraging...

November 24, 2011 — Carin Bondar

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