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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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Genetics definitely has a cool factor that makes it a really interesting field to study (full disclosure: your trusty editor has a degree in genetics and maybe a DNA tattoo). But what can you really do with it in the real world?

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Science and art are often perceived as two mutually exclusive activities. However, an increasing number of individuals are of the opinion that art and science are the twin engines of culture, both fueled by creativity.

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For some of you, writing poetry may be a breeze. For others, it may be easier to ask you to sit through your next dental exam without wincing. But Canadian poet Christian Bok’s next poetry project is a lot harder than it looks.

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Most of us have encountered big giant spiders at some point in our lives, but nothing beats the size of this newly discovered spider.

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A piano staircase, the world's deepest trash bin, and a bottle bank arcade machine are all used to test the Fun Theory.

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The "i-LIMB" is the first artificial hand with independently functioning fingers. It works by detecting myoelectric signals in the remaining limb; the same signals the human brain normally uses to control muscles.

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To study the evolution of an extinct fish, the students are linking robotics with computer algorithms to simulate predator-prey interactions.

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A recent study conducted suggests that prolonged exercise in cold, dry air may have adverse, long-term effects on the respiratory systems of endurance athletes(Pohjantähti et al, 2005). Let's take a closer look at what this means...

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