|Posted by Kevin on May 27, 2015 at 10:50 PM|
Jun 23, 2014
I met a long lost cousin yesterday.
Or rather, a long line of them. In fact, an incredibly long line of cousins stretching back a billion years or so.
One of them was from the Comb Jellies era, which you may associate with greasy Brylcreem products from the 1950s and the line "K...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on June 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM|
Hike offers a pilgrimage to the dawn of life
Staff photo by Rob Beintema
Mississauga veterinarian Kevin Saldanha will lead an Ancestor’s Trail hike, tracing one billion years of evolution, along the Culham Trail on Sunday. The walk is based on The Ancestor’s Tale by famed British evolutionist Richard Dawkins. From left, Saldanha,volunteer T...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on June 21, 2013 at 12:05 AM|
Take a hike on the evolutionary trail
Ancestor's Trail Supplied photo
The 2012 Ancestor's Trail proved popular and educational for those who took part.
MISSISSAUGA — If you have the grit to look your evolutionary past straight in the eye, you might want to try the Ancestor Trail this Sunday at Erindale Park.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on June 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM|
May 30, 2013 | Author:Freelance Writer Margo Pierce
Kevin Saldhana (center) takes people on a 12.5-kilometer hike back to the beginning of multi-cellular life on Earth to help them understand our connection to other living beings. (Photo: Courtesy of the Ancetor's Trail Hike)
If a single human stride (0.75 mete...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on June 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM|
For the second annual Ancestor's Trail hike, we were blessed with a perfect day for hiking. The day started off bright and beautiful and as the sun rose to it's zenith, clouds moved in to protect us from burning. A light drizzle cooled us off as we ended at Pinecliff park with Sam from Squamata showing off some of his reptilian wards.
Based on our experience last year, we decided to start the hike at Erindale Park where parking was plentiful but kept the rendezvous stations the sa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM|
Exercise can make you smarter by helping to slow down and even turn around the physical decay of the brain. Writing in the New York Times Sunday magazine, Gretchen Reynolds (who writes the NYT’s Well blog) reviews some recent scientific studies exploring why walking, running, swimming and the like are good for your health and for your head.
Reynolds points out that the “brain, like all muscles and organs, is a tissue, and its function declines with underuse ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on July 6, 2011 at 12:15 AM|
The day turned out to be a beautiful one... just ordered up for our first Ancestor's Trail Hike on the Culham Trail in Mississauga. See pictures on http://www.ancestorstrail.ca/apps/photos
As it turns out, our event was graced by David J. Culham, honoured by the City in naming this beautiful urban trail after him. He served as Ward 6 Councillor. Also present was the sitt...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kevin on March 19, 2011 at 8:46 AM|
By CARL ZIMMER
Published: March 14, 2011
Lurking in the blood of tropical snails is a single-celled creature called Capsaspora owczarzaki. This tentacled, amoebalike species is so obscure that no one even noticed it until 2002. And yet, in just a few years it has moved from anony...Read Full Post »