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Created using the sap (latex) secreted from the Havea brasilliensis (or ‘rubber tree’) rubber can be used to create an enormous range of products from surgical gloves to pneumatic tires, to party balloons to golf balls.

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Art and science have, historically, been considered disparate fields in terms of scope and scale. Art has sought to capture and study beauty and emotion while the goal of science was to understand the natural world. This view is becoming increasingly old.

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High-speed film shows the invisible life of parasitic wasps.

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Ants have a proud history of terrifying moviegoers, most notably in the 1954 black and white film, Them! It was a trailblazer in the“big bug” genre of horror movies and one of the first movies to feature animals mutated by radiation.

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The tentacled snake is a natural born killer. Rather than relying purely on speed or strength, it cleverly tricks fish into becoming its next meal.

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This is the first article in a series that looks at the scientific or medical basis for the defining features of several horror movie favorites. Our first "victim" will be the Wolf-Man.

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While daydreaming of your favourite summer swimming hole, you might remember seeing signs warning of health risks due to high levels of blue-green algae. What is this bothersome bloom that has the potential to ruin a perfectly good day at the beach? 

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On December 2, 2010, NASA held a press conference to “discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life”. The announcement was important and revolutionary, redefining the chemical definition of life.

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Different varieties of fruits and vegetables appeal to the senses in different ways and there are actually scientists studying how consumers respond to different tastes, textures and smells.

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Ever wonder where all those different varieties of fruits, vegetables and plants come from? Well, for Rachael LeBlanc, Senior LabTechnician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, it’s her job to help improve Canadian crops by breeding new varieties.

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