Jupiter's south pole

First Jupiter Juno Flyby Produces Jovian Images Never Seen Before

September 3, 2016 – The north pole of Jupiter is unlike anything we have ever seen before in our Solar System states NASA after Juno’s first close encounter with the planet. ... Continue Reading →
A-Fib smartphone app

Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App Diagnoses Atrial Fibrillation

September 2, 2016 – Finnish researchers have created a smartphone health app that uses the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope common to the technology to diagnose atrial fibrillation. ... Continue Reading →
These butterflies are classic examples of genetic polymorphism at work.

David Suzuki Talks About the Strength that Comes with Diversity from a Biological Perspective

September 2, 2016 – In his latest email missive, David Suzuki responds to the ongoing turmoil coming from the post-Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the current presidential ... Continue Reading →
CapAndTrade

Mexico Joins Two Canadian Provinces in Carbon Cap and Trade Market

September 1, 2016 – It began with California and then Quebec, then Ontario, and now Mexico. An agreement to work on a common carbon market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is ... Continue Reading →
Einstein was right

Three “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 3: Policy

August 31, 2016 – The best intentions of policy development often fall by the wayside when politics interferes. A good example: British Columbia’s carbon tax. Introduced ... Continue Reading →
Kawasaki AI motorcycle

Gizmos & Gadgets: Kawasaki Adding AI to Motorcycle to Emotionally Bond with Rider

August 30, 2016 – Riders of motorcycles already have a signficant bond with their machines. But if Kawasaki succeeds with upcoming models, riders will be able to talk to their ... Continue Reading →
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Did Russian Astronomers Detect Alien Intelligent Life?

August 30, 2016 – On May 15th this year Russian astronomers operating the RATAN-600 radio telescope (seen below) detected a signal originating from a star system with known planets ... Continue Reading →
The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg. Photo credit: David Iliff via CC 3.0.

Three “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 2: Politics

August 29, 2016 – There was a time in the 20th century when democracy faced its biggest challenge. It was the Second World War and totalitarian states wielded significant power ... Continue Reading →
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3 “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 1: Population

August 28, 2016 – The climate change we are observing today is anthropogenic in origin. It is by far the most formidable challenge we humans face in the 21st century and beyond. ... Continue Reading →
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Health Threat from Climate Change Outlined in Speech to Canadian Doctors

August 27, 2016 – This week James Orbinski, founding member of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) spoke to a meeting of Canadian doctors in Vancouver, telling ... Continue Reading →