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Friday, November 27, 2020

Delivering medications by drones

One person holding a large drone with two other people watching

COVID-19 has changed the daily workflow of community pharmacies.

As essential services, pharmacies remained open when many other health-care facilities closed or shifted online, creating a surge in demand that overwhelmed many practices, especially in the area of medication delivery.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Green Growth: Priceless environmental services of wetlands are key to a green, economic future

Wetland landscape, including trees growing from shallow water, and green plants along the edge of the wetland

A scrappy swamp dotted with reeds, mosses, insects and frogs might not look like anything of value, but to Professor Rebecca Rooney, these ecosystems are priceless.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

NSERC honours Donna Strickland with a new prize for research excellence

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is honouring Canada’s most recent science Nobel laureates by launching prizes in their names that will highlight Canadian research excellence.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Q & A with the experts: The problem with herd immunity and COVID-19

The “herd immunity strategy” has been discussed and largely rejected by scientists as a strategy to combat COVID-19.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey

Red and yellow wildflowers in a meadow

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey, thanks to a simple new method.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo developed an environmentally friendly, fully automated technique that extracts pyrethroids from the honey. Pyrethroids are one of two main groups of pesticides that contribute to colony collapse disorder in bees, a phenomenon where worker honeybees disappear, leaving the queen and other members of the hive to die. Agricultural producers worldwide rely on honeybees to pollinate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of crops.