Sonia Faruqi's Personal Journey Investigating Animal Farms

March 29, 2016 | Carrie

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This image is in the public domain After losing her job as an investment banker on Wall street, Sonia Faruqi decided that she could use some rest and relaxation and thought an idyllic farm setting would be the perfect place to recharge her batteries. She made arrangements to stay at...

Free Science Events in Toronto for April 2016

March 29, 2016 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the April calendar (PDF). April's highlights include: April 3: Ontario's...

Why Did the Deer Cross the Road? Road and Ecology in Cities

March 18, 2016 | Jeannette

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Photo by Chinmayisk [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Have you ever driven past road kill and wondered “why did it risk its life crossing the road?” Well, the answer is usually quite simple. The animal probably needed to survive. From an animal’s perspective, Toronto is a patchwork of...

Asian Heritage Month Concert: Tablix

March 11, 2016 | Muriel

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Asian Heritage Month Concert: Tablix Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please register for this free program by calling 416-395-5639. Gurpreet Chana, "The Tabla Guy," presents a groundbreaking fusion of tabla, a classical Indian percussion instrument, technology and electronic music. Join us in experiencing...

Time, Why Do You Punish Me?

March 11, 2016 | Ann

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This blog title was inspired by the song, Time by Hootie & the Blowfish from the November 1995 album, Cracked Rear View. For many of us, myself included, the arrival of Daylight Savings Time (DST) evokes a sense of mental anguish similar to the hypnotic lyrics crooned by Darius Rucker as we awaken to start another day.

Ripple Effects

March 4, 2016 | Carolyn

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Image courtesy of University of Cambridge Institute of Astronomy Last month scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced that on September 14 gravitational waves were detected for the first time. Two LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detectors "measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime – gravitational waves – arriving at...

Free Science Events in Toronto for March 2016

March 1, 2016 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the March calendar (PDF). March's highlights include: March 16: Moving...