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Who owns the heavens? Improved satellite communications come at a price

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Chenoa van den Boogaard, Physics & Astronomy editor When our ancestors looked up at the night sky, they used the patterns of twinkling light they saw as inspiration for stories that connected their communities. The newest constellation in our sky, created by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, promises a similar story of connectivity. However, it may […]

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Logging into graduate school as an international student, 1: Planning your finances

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Tarryn Bourhill and Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education and Outreach editors International students hoping to attend university in Canada must make some decisions before even entering the country – which university to go to? Which program to enrol in? And importantly – How to successfully adapt and integrate into Canadian culture? The resources and anecdotal information […]

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Why are some Canadians hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines?

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Michael Ralph Limmena, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences editor   In the wake of the Canadian government’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, many Canadians are eager to get vaccinated. However, some people remain hesitant. According to an IPSOS survey of 1,001 Canadians in November 2020, 28 per cent would […]

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Night owls or early birds: how being active at different times of day allows wildlife to coexist with people

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Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors   While looking out your office (or home office) window, do you give any thought to wildlife? Many city dwellers may not think about wildlife often during a regular day. We don’t see bison roaming our city streets or cougars in the trees of […]

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Jaspreet Sanghera: Playing the “why” game as Science Borealis’s Biology & Life Sciences editor

From childhood, Jaspreet’s most delightful memory is playing the “why” game – asking the adults around her a series of “why” questions until they had run out of answers. Fortunately, her mentors and teachers always indulged her curiosity. She found that the “why” game could go on and on when it came to questions about […]

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