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Canada may supply AI robotic arm for Lunar Gateway, proposed moon-orbiting space station

In the News   |   October 23, 2018

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The stars are aligning for Canada to supply a robotic arm with AI capabilities on a space station destined to orbit the moon − but only if Ottawa moves quickly to join the U.S.-led venture... read more

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'Queening ain’t easy’: Aretha Franklin remembered for transcendent voice, defiance

In the News   |   August 17, 2018

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At Chicago’s Regal Theater in 1967, at the height of her powers, Aretha Franklin had a crown placed upon her head in a coronation that was official enough. She was pronounced the Queen of Soul.... read more

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Mary Pratt’s paintings contained a short story’s worth of sublimated pain and angst

Articles of Interest   |   August 17, 2018

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Apples – red apples – sometimes seem like the key to understanding Mary Pratt’s work. Here was an artist of the everyday and the edible, and what could be more quotidian than an apple? She... read more

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Canadarm 2 set to make 30th ‘catch’

In the News   |   July 3, 2018

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In the 1990s, Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Devon White was famous for his ability to make graceful, leaping catches that seemed to defy the laws of physics. Just up the road, engineers at Spar... read more

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Loss of Arctic archeological sites a ‘catastrophe’: experts

Articles of Interest   |   June 28, 2018

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For thousands of years, the Arctic has functioned as a time capsule where evidence of past cultures and environments has remained remarkably well-preserved. But archeologists are discovering that much of that evidence has been destroyed... read more

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Lack of funding forces Canada to abort mission on NASA telescope project

In the News   |   May 29, 2018

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A lack of funding has forced the Canadian Space Agency to abandon plans to participate in a NASA-led space telescope project that Canadian astronomers say is a top priority for the coming decade. The decision... read more

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‘This is an eye-opener’: Changes in global water supply hint at future conflicts and crises

In the News   |   May 17, 2018

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By combining 14 years’ worth of satellite data, scientists have captured a startling portrait of the world’s water supply undergoing rapid transformation. The new analysis points to areas where there is increasing potential for conflict... read more

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Latest Mars mission could be last of its kind for years

In the News   |   May 7, 2018

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Thanks to a thick bank of predawn fog, Catherine Johnson couldn’t see the rocket when it blasted off early Saturday morning at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – but she could hear the... read more

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Stephen Hawking left a mark on the world that few scientists could hope to achieve

Articles of Interest   |   March 15, 2018

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It has been 10 years since cosmologist Neil Turok had what he thought would be a difficult conversation with Stephen Hawking, then his close and more senior collaborator in the department of applied mathematics at... read more

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First Nations celebrate as Indigenous player Ethan Bear makes NHL debut with Oilers

In the News   |   March 2, 2018

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When he was six, Ethan Bear attended a hockey camp put on by Fred Sasakamoose, the first Indigenous player in the NHL. As part of the festivities, each child was called up onto a stage... read more

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Battling back from injury, Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond captures bronze in women's figure skating

In the News   |   February 23, 2018

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When Kaetlyn Osmond broke her leg in practice four years ago, she posted a picture of the x-ray on social media showing a painful fracture that took surgery, and seven screws drilled into the bone,... read more

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The golden plan of skating blind pays off for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

In the News   |   February 20, 2018

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With the gold medal on the line, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had no idea their rivals from France had just set the world record. Less than 24 hours earlier, the Canadian ice dancers huddled... read more

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Chan finally finds Olympic gold as Canada's figure skating team reaches top of podium

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The first gold medal at any Olympics sometimes feels like it’s the hardest to win. But while Canada had to wait only a few days in Pyeongchang to reach the top of the podium, Patrick... read more

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Anti-piracy group urges CRTC to create website-blocking system

In the News   |   January 30, 2018

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A broad coalition, including Canada’s biggest communications and media companies, a swath of creative and production organizations and unions, movie theatres and the CBC, is calling on the federal telecom regulator to create a website-blocking... read more

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Sensing a moment, Canadian scientists swing for the fences

In the News   |   December 19, 2017

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Scientists are making a historic pitch to revitalize basic research in Canada and the federal government is listening. After a lukewarm response earlier this year to a report that calls for a 37-per-cent increase in annual funding... read more

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