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Space Studies Program in Montreal this summer

The International Space University was the brainchild of three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.  In 1987, two Americans, Peter Diamnadis and Todd B. Hawley, and Canadian, Bob Richards, were concerned that space-exploration was becoming increasingly polarized, particularly between» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Sports

Stretching for athletes takes some heat

It seems like forever that stretching has served as an integral part of any serious athlete’s warmup–or, sometimes, warmdown–exercise routine. Go to most professional sporting events events a couple of hours before the competition and you will see the most» 

Education, Environment, History, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

International Space University program in Montreal for 45th anniversary of moon landing

The International Space University, runs a nine-week space studies program every summer. This year it is underway in Montreal. Tomorrow we’ll tell you more about the program and the Canadian connection that was part of creating this global initiative. Julie» 

Education, History, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Crucifix discovered 400 years later in Newfoundland

A tiny crucifix is a big discovery in Newfoudland, as Anna Sparrow is learning. The undergraduate student at Memorial University, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, made the discovery in early July.  At Ferryland site, on the Avalon Peninsula, she had spent hours sifting» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Canadian research offers new hope for blind people

Let’s be honest. A great majority of us–maybe even everyone–dream of doing great things. Some of us get there. Too many of us let it all slide, caught up in rationalization, surviving and making the rent. Greatness is not about» 

Education, Health, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Andrei Anghel, lone Canadian on downed Malaysian jet

Andrei Anghel, a 24-year-old student from Ajax, Ontario, just east of Toronto, is believed to be the only Canadian aboard downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. His older sister, Lexi, 26 said he was always happy, and “destined for big things”.» 

International, Science and Technology

Deep space study of asteroid “Bennu”

It’s name is Bennu, and it’s known as a “near Earth” asteroid. NASA is planning to send an unmanned probe, OSIRIS-Rex, that will interecept the asteroid, collect a sample, and come back to earth. The probe will take a sample» 

Economy, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Tesla opens charging station on Sea to Sky highway

Tesla Motors opened its first Canadian Supercharger station yesterday in Squamish, British Columbia. The community is at the end of the route from the city of Vancouver to Whistler, known as the Sea to Sky Highway, one of the most» 

Economy, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Business investment lagging in Canada

Canadian private companies had $626 billion C in cash holdings in the first quarter of 2014, according to Statistics Canada reports. Meanwhile, Canada continues to fall behind other OECD countries in business investment.  The C. D. Howe Institute, an independent» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, International, Science and Technology, Society

Fantasia Film Festival opens in Montreal

The Fantasia International Film Festival is coming of age in its 18th year, but lovers of genre film have been loyally supporting the event since the beginning. Over twenty-two days and nights film-goers will be treated to some of the»