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Cancer Quackery Costs Lives

20 Mar 2017

“We've had more people reverse cancer than any institute in the history of health care, so when McGill fails, or Toronto hospitals fail, they come to us. It can be stage 4 cancer and we reverse it....

Blackberries and Blue Tortillas

20 Mar 2017

Chop up and boil some purple cabbage. Take some of the juice, and add a little vinegar. It turns a bright red. Now add some baking soda and watch the juice turn blue. What’s going on? The color of...

Beer Foam and Artificial Hips

20 Mar 2017

Forty eight years ago there was an epidemic of heart failure in Quebec City. The clue was that the thirty men affected were all beer drinkers. In a round about way, the culprit was the introduction...

The Food Babe and her hero

20 Mar 2017

The "Food Babe," a lady who blogs about food issues, is a continuous source of comic relief for the scientifically minded but for many members of the public she is a respected "whistleblower" who...

When it comes to insomnia, there’s no shortage of advice

20 Mar 2017

O sleep! O gentle sleep! / Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, / That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down / And steep my senses in forgetfulness?

Is There Something to Low Carb Diets like Atkins?

20 Mar 2017

Who would have guessed that a song by the Guess Who would become a health anthem? “Silent footsteps crowding me, Sudden darkness but I can see, No sugar tonight in my coffee, No sugar tonight in my...

Is fish really brain food?

20 Mar 2017

Is fish really brain food? P.G. Wodehouse certainly thought so. In his wonderful “Jeeves” stories, Bertie Wooster encourages his brainy butler to eat more fish whenever a particularly challenging...

Canada AM

Published: 12May2015

Dr. Joe sits down with Bev Thomson on Canada AM and chats about his new book, "Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules." Click here to see the full interview.

Science Rendez-vous


As part of  "Science Rendez-vous," celebrated across the country on Saturday May 9, we will be presenting the "Science of Magic" and "Fun with Chemistry" at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building....