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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Source: Ottawa Citizen, August 24, 2016

Tiny bits of plastic that can imperil the health of both wildlife and humans have been found in more than two dozen spots along a 500-kilometre stretch of the Ottawa River, researchers say.

Carleton assistant professor Jesse Vermaire said microplastics soak up other contaminants in the water, "kind of like a sponge," and can then be consumed by wildlife such as fish and crustaceans.

"It can make the animals sick, and people also eat fish coming out of the Ottawa River and other systems, so it could potentially cause problems for humans as well," he said.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sonia Chiasson, Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, is one of two recipients of an Early Researcher Award (ERA), the Ontario government

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cancer is an extremely complex disease, and researchers have to be both methodical and creative when working to develop new types of treatment.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Genevieve Perkins in Death Valley

Rather than jumping directly into the job market after she graduated, Genevieve Perkins decided to jump on a bike and cycle all the way to Patagonia, located at the southern tip of South America.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Did you know that some caterpillars make sounds? That’s just one of the intriguing facts that students from Dr.

Friday, May 13, 2016

It might come as a surprise to some people that the

Monday, May 2, 2016

Carleton University’s Chemistry Department is hosting its fourth annual outdoor chemistry magic show. Light Up the Night with Chemistry in the Dark is part of Science Rendezvous