Linking the Past, Present, and Future of Chemistry and Science in Canada
The study of chemistry and science in Canada has a long and rich history. For centuries, Indigenous peoples in what is now Canada have been using traditional knowledge to navigate the world around them, as well as gain a more profound understanding.
This knowledge included understanding how to extract resources from the earth, make tools, and build shelters. It’s those pieces of knowledge that have helped our ancestors survive in this complex environment.
Those pieces of knowledge have eventually ended up being …
Microorganisms, Dinosaurs, and other Animal Behaviours
Scientists learn and research chemical, zoological and botanical knowledge that may disturb human thoughts. Did you know that researcher scientists in Canada have been working hard to crack these codes of reality?
Surprise 1: The reason for Tyrannosaurus rex’s stubby arm
The Tyrannosaurus rex species has the shortest arms compared to others. However, chemistry and science in Canada have enlightened people and showed them that this …
Unanswered Questions in Chemistry and Science
How did life begin?
According to scientists, life originates from biological molecules from a primordial soup. However, the questions remain unanswered because so many theories explain life’s origin. People get confused with the origin of DNA and the origin of the first cell that leads to a complete organism.
Where do we put all the carbon?
Recent research shows that carbon is increasing in the atmosphere. However, remedies have been put forward to take back the carbon, but people do not understand how?
Tracking Years of Change
The origin of chemistry and science in Canada can be traced back to the early 1800s. In 1813, John Struthers, a Scottish-born Canadian physician, published the first book on chemistry in Canada. Struthers’ work was followed by several other significant early contributions, including those of John Richardson (1819), George Brown (1824), and Alexander Murray (1831).
These early works laid the foundation for the development of a strong chemistry and science community in Canada.
Chemistry and Science Canada …