Canadian astronomers are using a powerful new tool to detect and study brief but powerful radio pulses, called Fast Radio Bursts
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Jenna Finley, Biology and Life Science co-editor Invasive plants have been a source of frustration to Canadians for decades. These species pose a threat to our environment by “choking out” native plants and decreasing biodiversity, and are a threat to our economy. The federal government estimates that invasive species cost us about $30 billion annually (research, monitoring, management, […]
Chantal Mustoe, Chemistry co-editor In October 2013, in the case of Regina v. Bornyk, a man was arrested, tried and acquitted of breaking and entering in Surrey, British Columbia. The judge assessed the fingerprint evidence himself and dismissed it due to “unexplained discrepancies” and possible effects of “institutional bias” in fingerprinting and the “subjective certainty” of the […]
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) received the green light to proceed from Hawaii’s Supreme Court on October 31. Read about the two components Canada is contributing to this five-country project.
Realizing the detrimental effects our activities have on so many other species and ecosystems, conservation biology has turned to rewilding in an attempt to repair the damage we’ve done.