Is the Antarctica ice sheet the key to understanding neutrinos?

Scientists are hoping to boost the ability of the neutrino detection system, IceCube.

Michelle Hampson, Astronomy and Physics guest contributor Neutrinos are mysterious particles that hardly ever interact with matter. About 100 trillion pass through your body each second without you knowing any better. Despite their abundance, however, their laissez faire behavior makes them extremely difficult to study. Scientists have been working for decades to pinpoint the astrophysical sources of these […]

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Canada’s gift to the world: A cure for diabetes mellitus

A look at the past, the present, and the promising future of treating diabetes Sunitha Chari, Biology & Life Science co-editor Think of some of your favourite foods: pizza, pasta, bread—or perhaps you have a sweet tooth and enjoy desserts and chocolates. Ever wondered why these foods are so appealing? The answer is sugar, particularly […]

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