Tag: science

Randomness from the Editor: Limitations of the pure devotion to either Art or Science baffle me. Love both.

Ellen Stevens Editor-in-Chief Quick side note: I feel that on the topic of the editorial in the Chronicle Journal, Jayal and Stephanie have addressed the issue in a thorough manner, therefore, merely to offer some other content, I’ve written about an unrelated topic. However, I do think that life is so full of unfairness and [...]

September 24, 2013
STAND UP FOR SCIENCE RALLY DRAWS HUNDREDS

STAND UP FOR SCIENCE RALLY DRAWS HUNDREDS

Stand Up for Science protesters gather on Parliament Hill. (Photo by Tina Wallace/The Fulcrum) DANIEL LEROY  THE FULCRUM OTTAWA (CUP) —Hundreds of federal science employees, students and supporters in Canada came together Sept. 16 in protest of the alleged muzzling of scientists by the Harper government that has occurred in recent years. Gary Corbett is [...]

September 24, 2013

Nanotechnology and the medicine of our future

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, [...]

March 13, 2013

Conservative government “muzzling” scientists?

“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.

April 2, 2012

Science reaching out

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 [...]

March 12, 2012
Experts demand Declaration of Rights for whales and dolphins

Experts demand Declaration of Rights for whales and dolphins

Should dolphins and whales be allotted legal rights? Several experts in the realms of science and philosophy would answer with a resounding yes.

March 6, 2012
Planet Kevin: humankind’s only hope?

Planet Kevin: humankind’s only hope?

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.

March 6, 2012
Neutrinos: faster than the speed of light?

Neutrinos: faster than the speed of light?

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.

November 28, 2011

Smithsonian biologist coming to Lakehead

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.

October 31, 2011
New cell research at University of Alberta ‘final piece in puzzle,’ could lead to new disease treatment

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 [...]

October 31, 2011

Up, up, and away

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.

October 4, 2011
International scientist discusses planetary emergencies

International scientist discusses planetary emergencies

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.”

November 29, 2010
Dinosaurs Alive!

Dinosaurs Alive!

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.

November 9, 2010