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Canadian-born scientist James Peebles wins 2019 Nobel Prize in physics

Canadian-born James Peebles is one of three scientists to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics for “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday. »

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Canadian researcher/professor shares Nobel physics prize

For the first time in some 55 years, a woman has been awarded the Nobel prize in the physics category. Donna Strickland, professor and research scientist at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, shares the $1 million dollar prize with »

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The universe is holographic.

You’ll likely have to be patient on this one, unless you’re an astrophysicist or knowledgeable in things like quantum mechanics. Niayesh Afshordi is co-author on a new paper which suggests a better mathematical way to understand the formation of the »

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The slowing of the Earth, and sea-level rise.

It’s complicated. In fact, very complicated. But,  the ice-age, the moon, the spin-rate of the Earth’s core, global warming, melting glaciers,and sea-level rise are all factors in slowing the earth’s rotation.  A team of scientists from Canada, France, and the »

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Canadian wins Nobel Prize in physics

Canada’s Arthur McDonald and Takaaki Kajita of Japan have won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work discovering neutrino oscillations. McDonald is a professor emeritus at Queen’s University and has been director at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLAB), in central »