Winter got you thinking of Florida property? As I discovered, you better watch out for mould, hurricanes — and Palmetto bugs

Winter got you thinking of Florida property? As I discovered, you better watch out for mould, hurricanes — and Palmetto bugs

All it takes is one big snowstorm! After last week’s winter blast, I received several emails asking about the financial implications of buying a Florida property. My advice was to be cautious. I owned property in the Sunshine State for several years. It’s great to have somewhere to retreat to from the ice and snow […]

Geologist who discovered oldest water on Earth wins top science award

Geologist who discovered oldest water on Earth wins top science award

Because she studies ancient water on Earth, Barbara Sherwood Lollar is usually looking down, but her work is also making her look to the stars. Sherwood Lollar, an earth sciences professor at the University of Toronto, has won the prestigious Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering for her work on ancient Earth […]

Potentially fatal tapeworm spread by foxes, coyotes discovered in Ontario

Potentially fatal tapeworm spread by foxes, coyotes discovered in Ontario

Research from the University of Guelph has found that a quarter of foxes and coyotes in southern Ontario have a tapeworm that can be fatal to dogs and their owners. Nearly one in four coyotes and foxes in the area from Windsor to Ottawa tested positive for the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm, which has only been found in Western Canada so […]

Iguana-sized cousin to the dinosaurs discovered in Antarctica

Iguana-sized cousin to the dinosaurs discovered in Antarctica

Imagine you’re walking through a lush forest, trees stretching into the sky, scrub bushes dotting the landscape with the soft sound of a stream gurgling nearby. This is Antarctica. It’s not the Antarctica we know today, but the one that existed 250 million years ago. Now, researchers have discovered an iguana-sized dinosaur cousin that once […]