Monarch butterfly population is the lowest in 20 years. More…
Scientists find same smell receptors in heart, blood, lung and other body cells as in nose. More…
Sea hare defends itself with sticky secretion that coats predators' antennae. More…
Pirate perch fool prey by using chemical camouflage to disguise their smell. More…
Octopuses can stretch over twice their normal arm length, but females and smaller octopuses extend farther. More…
New Caledonia captive crows make tools to use in sequence to reach food. More…
Bees use logic to find nectar-rich flowers by observing behaviour of other bees. More…
Young children are at increased risk of tablet and smartphone gaming addiction. More…
Cutting food waste is key to feeding billions more people and reducing landfill. More…
All Charged up!
This month’s Science Spotlight explores things electric…
from the upside of driving electric vehicles and playing video games to the downside of staring too long at screens. Other “current” news includes catching fish deep in thought and wiring rat brains together.
Visiting the Ontario Science Centre? Don’t miss the Game On 2.0 show.
Online fun + learning = win!
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Learn some of the science behind the noises your body makes!
Your eyes and brain can work together to make you see things that aren't there.
What happens when using your computer mouse becomes less natural?
Chris Hadfield leads a
to track cosmic radiation.
Sara explains RADI-N2 and
the Ontario Science Centre’s
data so far.
Go behind the scenes.
Kevin von Appen, our Director of Science Communication, sheds light on the ins and outs of working in a science museum.
- Jun. 13 — Rock on, kid
- Jun. 7 — The Meaning of Adam Noble
- Mar. 1 — Baloney and Cheese
- Jan. 3 — Toys in the Attic
- Dec. 12 — Space Between Your Ears
- Nov. 16 — Forecast: Cloudy…
- Oct. 4 — One Giant Leap
- Aug. 8 — Science Does My Head In
- Jul. 23 — Viral Dialogue
- Jul. 16 — A (Post) Human Edge
Your data makes a difference!
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Events This Month
Are you in high school? Then this is the place to be. Enjoy DJs spinning tunes and stuff that you won't find elsewhere.
Find out more about specific events.