science

Are we alone?

NASA Director of Planetary Science visits L.U., discusses possibilities for life beyond Earth Sam Mathers, News Editor Dr. James Green, Director of Planetary Science at…



The global drone race

The rise of the terminator empire By Michael Hillcoat  Staff Writer Throughout the long and bloody history of armed human combat, there has never been…


STAND UP FOR SCIENCE RALLY DRAWS HUNDREDS

Stand Up for Science protesters gather on Parliament Hill. (Photo by Tina Wallace/The Fulcrum) DANIEL LEROY  THE FULCRUM OTTAWA (CUP) —Hundreds of federal science employees,…


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Nanotechnology and the medicine of our future

Frank Boehm publishes book on challenges, possibilities, and visions of expanding science By Alicia Alves The Argus Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the molecular…


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Conservative government "muzzling" scientists?

“Once upon a time, scientists could talk to the press, but it’s getting tighter and tighter control.” Gary Corbett, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, expressed this sentiment almost one year ago in light of the Conservative government’s censorship of federal scientist Kristi Miller.


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Science reaching out

Let’s Talk Science comes to Lakehead Amy Szybalski Staff Writer It can be difficult to get young children interested in science and have them still…



Planet Kevin: humankind's only hope?

In 2009, Harvard astrophysics student Zachory Berta lucked out. While working on his thesis, he discovered a planet that is just less than three times the size of our own. The planet revolves around a red dwarf star in its constellation, Ophiuchus, or the Serpent Bearer.


Neutrinos: faster than the speed of light?

The Gran Sasso lab recently released its second set of experimental results suggesting that neutrinos – electrically neutral particles with extremely small masses – travel faster than the speed of light.