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Charles Best and Frederick Banting, with one of their research subjects. University of Toronto Archives This post describes some of the many pathways to scientific discovery. No single model applies to all discoveries, and most discoveries contain elements of different models. I will focus on the field I know best, biomedical research. Biomedical discoveries are… Continue Reading

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Blue-green algae on western Lake Erie on September 26, 2017. The border between the United States and Canada runs down the centre of the lake. Landsat 8 image. Source:¬†http://spaceref.com/onorbit/orbital-view-of-algal-blooms-in-lake-erie.html The natural ¬†history of Lake Okeechobee, at 730 square miles the largest lake in Florida, is intimately entwined with that of the surrounding Everglades. Before the… Continue Reading