For the first time in history, you have your say on the next UN Secretary General

For the first time in history, candidates for UN Secretary-General can be scrutinised and questioned by citizens, not just countries.  Starting in April, candidates for the role of Secretary-General will be taking part in public debates, and United Nations gives you the opportunity to choose through a survey what candidates should be asked. 12 starting questions have…

Scientists have found coral that might actually survive climate change

Experts are predicting that climate change will eventually destroy the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef entirely. But researchers have now identified corals hiding in plain sight that are not only surviving increased acidification and warming temperatures, but appear to be thriving in them. As ocean temperatures rise, many kinds of corals can shed the symbiotic algae living…

These Ontario students may have figured out how to rid the great lakes of microbeads

The Great Lakes are polluted with innumerable microbeads, miniscule pieces of plastic most commonly found in hygiene products such as toothpastes, face washes and body scrubs. Just half a millimetre, they’re too small to be picked up by most filtration systems. To try to end this micropolution, Nine Grade 11 and 12 students at Gordon…

Scientists discover protein that could stop breast cancer from spreading

Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and from the University of Manchester have discovered a protein which could prevent breast cancer from spreading. EPHA2 is a receptor protein that, once activated, can help stop cancer cells from leaving blood vessels and moving to other parts of the body. Indeed, breast cancer cells are more likely…