By Jeremy Lane Math & Stats subject editor In the oft-repeated story of the development of the theory of motion, it was Aristotle who postulated (between 335 and 323 BC) that heavier objects fall faster, while Galileo triumphantly refuted him in the early 17th century by proving that the distance travelled by a falling object […]
Radiation on Canada’s west coast: What’s the risk?
Stephanne Taylor and Jared Stang, Physics & Astronomy co-editors In 2011, a massive earthquake struck the east coast of Japan. Both the earthquake itself – and the tsunami that followed – left a wake of destruction, most famously at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three reactor cores were damaged and began to leak radiation […]