Canadian Heat & The Wet-Bulb Temperature Phenomenon

A bright red, white, and blue striped popsicle melting on the hot pavement.

So…a heat warning has been issued in Ontario, Canada, where I live, and let’s just say that it hasn’t been going so well.

I feel like I’m melting away in this heat, like a popsicle that was accidentally left out in the sun. I don’t even remember the last time I felt a breeze gently brush past my cheek. And don’t get me started on the amount of ice cream I’ve eaten since this warning was issued…uh…6 hours ago.

So yeah. I think it’s safe to say that I am DYING in this heat.

But, nothing can compare to the…


Driving Sustainability Through Fabric Creation.

It is estimated that each year, we produce between 80 to 100 billion pieces of clothing.

Many of those clothes are derived from synthetic fabrics such as polyester. From the crude oil used to harvest it to the billions of microfibers released because of it, synthetic fabrics are extremely detrimental to the environment.

That is why the fashion industry has begun to pivot back towards more natural fabrics. Cotton, a fabric derived from the cotton plant has become the face of the sustainable fashion industry. Each year, 27 million tons of cotton is produced, helping…


Predicting the spread of Covid-19 infections in various areas using a basic rendition of the SIR Model

138 MILLION.

As of April 15th, 2021 at 5:00 pm, John Hopkins has registered 138 million cases as the total number of people infected with Covid-19.

And. that. is. crazy.

When my country, Canada first went into lockdown, I remember not really understanding how dire the situation was. Our schools closed around March Break so we were provided with an extended vacation. “More time to focus on projects”, I thought to myself.

And now, after Ontario has been put into an even stricter…


Inspired by a recording I found of myself when visiting the 2018 Toronto Green Living Show

“As one of their representatives explained the Green Living Show, “Assume everything is going to cost more.”

In 2018, global food ordering company, Just Eat dubbed veganism as the top food trend of 2018. Since then, both local and global businesses have come to light for their awe-inspiring vegan-branded food.

The Woman Behind It All

Nona, founded by Kailey Gilchrist, is a vegan corporation that produces a variety of vegan sauces. They aim to promote their love of vegan food, which allows others to become more open-minded. The vegan sauces have no trace of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). In particular, the cream sauces use selective…


NOTE: There is a picture showing a boy with smallpox. In this picture, the boy is covered with bumps. If this bothers you in any way, please skip past the section called “A Brief History of Smallpox”. The picture is located under the sentence - “Hemorrhagic — severe, infected mostly adults”.

On May 8th, 1980, the World Health Organization declared that smallpox, an infectious disease was successfully eradicated, meaning fully eliminated from our planet.

Considered one of the largest achievements in global health, the eradication of smallpox is the only time in history where humans have successfully rid themselves of a disease.

But…how exactly was this done? There were no guidelines, tips, or even strategies — nothing for health officials to follow. Yet, they somehow managed to pull off one of the CRAZIEST feats in human history!

A Brief History of Smallpox

Smallpox is an acute contagious disease, as a result of the variola virus. Whilst…


“Everyday, I feel like a failure. […] I care so deeply about his education, but it is not possible.”

Erin Croyle, a Special ED Advocate and parent of a special needs child from New York was interviewed by PBS News Hour in April 2020. In this interview, she stated the mental and physical toll the pandemic has had on her and her lifestyle.

However, it may be not be what you are thinking…

Croyle goes on to explain that her son has a few learning disabilities…


Understanding the implications of nanosensors & nanofabrication in today’s society.

According to the World Health Organization, up to 70% of people with epilepsy could live seizure-free lives if properly diagnosed and treated.

Previously, health professionals struggled to properly diagnose epilepsy because of its striking similarities to panic attacks, migraines, and syncope (fainting).

However, researchers from the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea and Zhejiang University in China invented a method of accurately detecting epileptic seizures using nanosensors. …

Alysha Selvarajah

biology & neuroscience

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