Frank Boehm publishes book on challenges, possibilities, and visions of expanding science By Alicia Alves The Argus Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the molecular and atomic levels, is not just a science-fiction trope. “We can already detect cancer by breathing onto a nanosensor,” said Frank Boehm, author of Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, [...]
“Once upon a time, scientists could talk to the press, but it’s getting tighter and tighter control.” Gary Corbett, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, expressed this sentiment almost one year ago in light of the Conservative government’s censorship of federal scientist Kristi Miller.
Let’s Talk Science comes to Lakehead Amy Szybalski Staff Writer It can be difficult to get young children interested in science and have them still take something valuable away from the lesson. That is why the program Let’s Talk Science was created. Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, not-for-profit national organization founded in 1993 by [...]
Should dolphins and whales be allotted legal rights? Several experts in the realms of science and philosophy would answer with a resounding yes.
In 2009, Harvard astrophysics student Zachory Berta lucked out. While working on his thesis, he discovered a planet that is just less than three times the size of our own. The planet revolves around a red dwarf star in its constellation, Ophiuchus, or the Serpent Bearer.
The Gran Sasso lab recently released its second set of experimental results suggesting that neutrinos – electrically neutral particles with extremely small masses – travel faster than the speed of light.
Dr. Kristofer Helgen, curator for the Division of Mammals at the Smithsonian Institute, has a job that most biology students would kill for; he travels to exotic places in search of mammals unknown to science. Throughout his career, he has discovered more than 100 new species and is on the hunt for more.
New cell research at University of Alberta ‘final piece in puzzle,’ could lead to new disease treatment
Above: An artist’s rendition of a eukaryotic cell (Wellcome Images/Flickr) Groundbreaking research requires retooling well-known cell structure Tannara Yelland CUP Prairies & Northern Bureau Chief SASKATOON (CUP) — Groundbreaking new research from the University of Alberta has led to the discovery of a new part of the cells that make up complex life. Joel Dacks [...]
Picture a birthday party. Graduations. Weddings. In all likelihood, somewhere there was a balloon floating – perhaps many balloons, floating innocently and innocuously in the background; the staples of festivities and children’s drawings everywhere.
On Tuesday November 23rd, Dr. Lorne Everett visited Lakehead University to give a presentation on planetary emergencies. To a packed Agora, he explained that there are 15 classes of 63 different emergencies that qualify as a “planetary emergency.”
Thought to be extinct for 65 million years, the giants of the past have actually survived, not through DNA preserved in ancient amber but rather in a group of animals present in everyday life: birds.