Could space travel hold the key to saving the earth?

Photo Earthrise by Apollo 8 astronauts

 Sonya Neilson, Physics and Astronomy Co-editor In 1968, NASA’s Apollo 8 mission became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. Lunar module pilot William Anders was watching the grey moonscape drift past when suddenly a sliver of blue light appeared on the horizon. That sliver of blue rose above the cratered surface and resolved […]

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The longer the path… the shorter the travel time?

By Danielle St. Jean, for the second season of the New Science Communicators Series “On a harsh desert evening, Baal Shem Tov, an 18th century Polish rabbi, was travelling with his new students. Having ridden at a full canter all day, the horses gasped for air yet their hooves continued to make an energetic beat […]

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Introducing the second season of the New Science Communicator series!

Last year, Science Borealis debuted the New Science Communicator series in collaboration with Science Atlantic and Canadian Science Publishing. We ran four outstanding posts by students who had won communication awards at one of the various Science Atlantic conferences in 2015-2016, covering everything from plant conservation to computational physics. All four posts can be found […]

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Entropy is everything

By Deanna Kerry, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger Physics is the foundation of all sciences. It provides fundamental laws that describe how objects move and interact with one another. Any system can be examined from the perspective of physics, even things that would normally be thought of as biology or chemistry. To understand difficult concepts, […]

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Astronomy Education in Canada’s Small Towns

By Sonya Neilson, Physics and Astronomy Co-editor A few snowflakes drifted slowly to the ground as we pulled up to the MacKenzie Recreation Centre, a two-hour drive north of Prince George, BC. Having flown up the previous night from rainy Vancouver, our bodies were not used to the cold and we unloaded our van as […]

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