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Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

Brittany is a freelance writer and editor with a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and a writer’s certificate from the University of Western Ontario. She enjoyed a stint as a personal trainer and is an avid runner. Brittany loves to combine running and traveling, and has run numerous races across North America and Europe. She also loves chocolate more than anything else… the darker, the better!
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Ancient tree tells chaotic tale of Earth’s magnetic field reversal

We can learn a lot from studying the rings inside trees. The science of tree-ring analysis is called dendrochronology, and examining these markings can provide information about the tree’s age, whether it had been through any fires, or if it had endured any insect outbreaks. A tree’s rings can also give significant insight into what […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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Dogs are Born with Ears and Tails. They Should Get to Keep Them

There are several breeds of dogs that are recognizable by two distinct features: their erect, pointed ears, and their stubby, almost non-existent tails. Most of us might assume that these dogs were just born that way, however this is sadly not the case. Dobermans and miniature Schnauzers are two examples of breeds for which it […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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If Facebook isn’t spying on me, why did I get ads for what I just spoke about?

Have you ever been talking with someone, either face-to-face or over the phone, and they’ve mentioned a product they like, a show they’ve started watching, or a new subscription service they’re trying out? Chances are you have- that’s just a part of everyday conversation. But have you ever been scrolling through Facebook or Instagram after that […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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Alaska High School Teacher Hunted a Moose and had his Students Butcher the Animal to Learn Life Skills

At one time in history, hunting and trapping were a significant part of the fabric of North American culture. Over the last century, however, individuals and groups have become increasingly opposed to the activities, and farming and conventionally-raised animals have replaced wild game as a food source. One Alaska teacher hunted a moose in order to […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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This Man Is Cloning Old-Growth Redwoods and Planting Them in Safe Places

Forests are a vitally important part of our environment. They stabilize the climate by removing excess carbon from the atmosphere, protect biodiversity by providing a home for countless animal and insect species, and support livelihoods [1]. Now one man is taking it to a new level by cloning redwoods in the hopes of restoring millions […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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Dozens of ‘Extinct’ Creatures Found Alive in ‘Lost City’ Deep Within Rainforest

In 2017, a team of researchers from Conservation International went on a three-week research expedition after ancient ruins were discovered deep within the Mosquitia forest dubbed “the lost city of the monkey god”, or “the white city” [1]. Climate change has had a devastating impact on our planet, an alarming number of animal species have […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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A Single Opossum Can Kill 5,000 Ticks In One Season, Which Spread Lyme Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately thirty thousand cases of Lyme disease are reported by state health departments every year. This number, however, does not reflect every case of Lyme disease in the US. More recent estimates believe that number may be closer to three hundred thousand [1]. Lyme disease […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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How to Hear and Delete Everything Google Has Recorded You Saying

There have been rumors that Google records what you say around for years. The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products. And that you can listen to it yourself. But, is all of this true? In an age where almost everyone’s devices come with built-in microphones, it’s a valid […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor

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Geologists Say a New Ocean is Opening Up in Africa and ‘Splitting it in Two’

This article was originally published on January 13, 2022, and has since been updated. About two hundred million years ago, the supercontinent Pangea, which made up all the landmass on Earth, began to break apart. Eventually, the now separate landmasses spread apart to form the modern continents we have today, and the Atlantic and Indian […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

Freelance Contributor