Eclipses, new spacecraft and moon visits: What's ahead in space in 2019

When it comes to space, 2018 was a pretty exciting year: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launched successfully, InSight landed on Mars and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques arrived on the International Space Station. The year ahead looks to be no less exciting. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano island — which erupted and collapsed a week ago, triggering a deadly tsunami — is now only about one-quarter of its pre-eruption size, scientists say. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to reach icy world at edge of solar system New Year's Day

New Horizons, the spacecraft that provided the first glimpse of distant Pluto, is about to shed light on another world, a small icy body 6.5 billion kilometres from Earth. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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Conflict over Huawei and 5G is a dress rehearsal for coping with China as a science superstar: Don Pittis

There is increasing evidence that China is on the verge of becoming the globe’s technology superpower. But a struggle for supremacy between the U.S. and China could mean Canada won’t get the coolest More...

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Many teens resist allure of smartphone 'catnip' — but some still struggle

The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance. Studies have found slight associations between spending five More...

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An otter-ly incredible tale and other animal yarns that grabbed headlines in 2018

A koi-eating otter stole the show this past year when it came to animal stories in B.C., but there were others of a far more serious nature. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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Isaac Newton's apple trees continue to thrive at UBC

It’s not known how the idea to send universities Newton’s apple trees came about. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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Why it is important to outsmart the smart devices

Privacy commissioner Catherine Tully says people don’t take the time to figure out exactly what information their smart devices are recording, tracking or monitoring. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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World's rarest birds, once thought extinct, get a new home in Madagascar

For years, the Madagascar pochard was thought to be lost forever. Now, 21 of the rare birds have been raised in captivity and released into the wild, with the help of conservationists, converted Scottish salmon More...

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Working in space doesn't seem to shorten astronauts' lives

Space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, but a U.S. study suggests this doesn’t significantly shorten their lives. Powered More...