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Environment, International, Science and Technology

Neutrinos: Towards discovering the secrets of the cosmos

“Whenever anything cool happens in the universe, neutrinos are usually involved” Lindley Winslow, MIT They’re so tiny, and virtually without mass, that trillions of them zip completely through us every day. In fact they pass through everything and only rarely have» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Science and Technology

Robust field study confirms neonic toxicity and bees.

Many studies have linked a relatively new insecticide group, neonicotinoids, which were developed in the 1980’s and 90’s, to a marked increase in bee deaths and hive mortality. Neonicotinoids are neurotoxins, and unlike other chemical insecticides which are on the» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

First-ever guidelines for Type 1 diabetics who exercise

People with Type 1 diabetes must be careful to control their sugar levels and doing exercise can make that more difficult and even dangerous if they miscalculate. But now an international team of researchers and clinicians led by York University» 

International, Science and Technology

Tension mounts as Juno probe nears Jupiter

Exploring the giant gas planet-critical manoeuvring It’s an extremely ambitious project. The space probe Juno has been travelling for years outward bound from Earth, heading toward Jupiter. The only solar powered spacecraft sent to the outer reaches of the solar» 

Education, International, Science and Technology

Quasars and the fastest ultraviolet winds ever

More mysteries of black holes in the universe are being revealed and unravelled at York University in Toronto while leading an international team of astrophysicists The scientists have detected the fastest ever ultraviolet wavelength winds being pushed out from black» 

International, Science and Technology

Putting a new spin on galaxies

A university researcher in Ontario has shaken up the world of astrophysics recently. George Conidis is a York University PhD candidate in astrophysics. who has just received a prestigious MITACS* award this week for his work in understanding the universe. He discovered» 

Environment, Health, Science and Technology

Cosmetics, cleansers, and autism: Warning to expectant mothers

A recently published research review from York University in Toronto has resulted in a warning to expectant mothers to avoid some common household items. Research supervisor, professor Dorota Crawford School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, says the» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Society

‘White students’ union are removed in Toronto

Posters that appear to advertise a union for white students have been taken down at three universities in Toronto. The flyers show two white men in front of a picture of the CN Tower with the words “White Students Union!”» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Canadian-led international data gathering on world lake temperatures

Canadian researchers are leading an international effort to create a major data-base on summer lake surface temperatures around the world.  It’s called the Global Lake Temperature Collaboration (GLTC) project. Sapna Sharma (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of» 

International, Science and Technology

Distant mission to Ceres- dwarf planet

It’s what is known as a dwarf planet, just under 1000-kilometres in diameter orbiting out in the darkness of space out beyond Mars. It’s called Ceres. “Dawn” is NASA’s probe to Ceres, on an archaeological mission of sorts.  It seeks»