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Big screw-up, sure, but Hollywood really does seem to have changed

In the News   |   February 27, 2017

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It may not have been the biggest upset in Oscar history but it certainly was the biggest screw-up. As the creators of La La Land, the movie much favoured to win best picture at Sunday’s Academy... read more

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Red Dwarf and the Seven Worlds: Astronomers excited by bonanza of Earth-sized planets nearby

In the News   |   February 23, 2017

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About 39 light-years away, there’s a tiny red sun with several planets in a habitable zone where liquid water could exist. Ivan Semeniuk explains how scientists discovered this and what it means. Two centuries ago,... read more

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How the Canadarm changed spaceflight

In the News   |   February 6, 2017

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This story is part of a series about people, products and discoveries that changed the world. During a recent meeting at Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Longueuil, Que., Ken Podwalski put up a picture that... read more

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Scientists see aurora borealis as tool for discovery

Articles of Interest   |   January 24, 2017

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It’s hard to witness a vivid display of northern lights dancing across the night sky and not be transfixed by a natural effect that seems almost supernaturally mysterious and beautiful. But when Eric Donovan looks... read more

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Big science receives $328-million boost from Ottawa

In the News   |   January 10, 2017

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Some of Canada’s largest and most unique science labs and initiatives will share a $328-million top-up, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced on Monday. The funding, awarded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, is intended... read more

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Game changer: How the goalie mask transformed the face of hockey

In the News   |   January 9, 2017

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A series about people, products and discoveries that changed the world. The thing about hockey is that it’s endlessly debatable. Who’s the best player? What’s the best team? Where is the birthplace of hockey –... read more

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CRTC rules high-speed Internet a basic service, sets targets

In the News   |   December 22, 2016

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Everyone in Canada should be able to access high-speed Internet, the country’s telecom regulator has declared, setting bold targets for speeds and establishing a new fund that will invest up to $750-million over five years... read more

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Canadians solve key puzzle for future of encryption

Articles of Interest   |   December 21, 2016

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By his own admission, Christopher Pugh is not one for thrill rides. Even a regular commercial flight can make him a bit queasy. But on a moonlit night last September, Mr. Pugh found himself strapped... read more

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Kelly: Penny Oleksiak’s magic is that she’s just like us

In the News   |   December 14, 2016

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Just one national news outlet was prescient enough to include Penny Oleksiak in a long list of Canadians to watch in Rio. They ran her bio next to a picture of a different swimmer. She... read more

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Three self-driving vehicles to take to Ontario streets under pilot project

In the News   |   November 29, 2016

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Three autonomous vehicles will begin travelling public roads in Ontario under a pilot program announced Monday. The vehicles will be tested by the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research and Germany-based recreational vehicle manufacturer... read more

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Iconic Canadian musician and poet Leonard Cohen dies at 82

In the News   |   November 11, 2016

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He had so many ways of taking his leave, whether it was saying so long to Marianne, or slipping out while the sisters of mercy still slept, or sending a more ambiguous salute to a... read more

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Kelly: Jays fans solidify bad reputation with ugly beer-throwing incident

In the News   |   October 6, 2016

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A few years ago, I asked then-New York Yankee Nick Swisher if Toronto baseball fans were as terrible as their reputation. Swisher is the sort of player who invites the rage of opponents, so he... read more

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Canada scores two down the stretch to beat Europe, win World Cup

In the News   |   September 30, 2016

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Until the final night, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey felt more like a coronation than a competition. Canada was trying to duplicate its undefeated gold-medal run at the Sochi Olympics with another romp through... read more

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HMS Terror discovery could be last piece in Franklin expedition puzzle

In the News   |   September 13, 2016

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Thanks to a tip from an Inuit crewmember, researchers working in the waters off Nunavut believe they have found the remains of HMS Terror, the second of the two missing ships of Sir John Franklin’s... read more

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Warning: Delete these apps before you go back to school

Videos   |   September 6, 2016

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You may like these popular smartphone apps, lots of people do, but they aren’t going to help you make the grade, so leave them at home.... read more

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