Stop Saying You “Could Never Do Science”

Stop Saying You “Could Never Do Science”

When I tell people that I’m majoring in molecular biology, I usually get a response that’s something like this: “I could never do biology.” Or worse: “I could never do science.” This seems to be a common response that people in the sciences get when 

Why Scientists Are Worried About the W Boson

Why Scientists Are Worried About the W Boson

You’ve probably heard of protons, positive specks anchoring atoms. You’ve likely come across electrons, negative blips roaming around those protons. You may have even pondered photons, the stuff coming out of lightbulbs in your room.  But right now, we need to worry about an odd 

Large hadron collider: A revamp that could revolutionise physics

Large hadron collider: A revamp that could revolutionise physics

Deep underground amidst the Alps, scientists are barely able to contain their excitement. They whisper about discoveries that would radically alter our understanding of the Universe. “I’ve been hunting for the fifth force for as long as I’ve been a particle physicist,” says Dr Sam 

NASA Extends Exploration for 8 Planetary Science Missions

NASA Extends Exploration for 8 Planetary Science Missions

Following a thorough evaluation, NASA has extended the planetary science missions of eight of its spacecraft due to their scientific productivity and potential to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the solar system and beyond. The missions – Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, MAVEN, Mars 

Science Confirms That Life Flashes Before the Eyes Upon Death

Science Confirms That Life Flashes Before the Eyes Upon Death

It’s been an age-old trope in works of literature, poetry, and art for ages, but now science confirms it’s true: Life does indeed flash before your eyes when you die. When an 87-year-old epilepsy patient unexpectedly passed away during a brain scan, the scan found 

Ontario’s top science adviser says small COVID-19 bump likely from holiday gatherings

Ontario’s top science adviser says small COVID-19 bump likely from holiday gatherings

The scientific director of the panel advising Ontario on COVID-19 says cases in the province might rise a bit after the holiday weekend, but it won’t fundamentally change the trajectory of the sixth wave. Dr. Peter Juni says there may be “a little bit of a bump” in cases following holidays 

Scientists Find No Benefit to Time-Restricted Eating

Scientists Find No Benefit to Time-Restricted Eating

The weight-loss idea is quite appealing: Limit your eating to a period of six to eight hours each day, during which you can have whatever you want. Studies in mice seemed to support so-called time-restricted eating, a form of the popular intermittent fasting diet. Small 

U.S. planetary scientists want to explore Uranus and Enceladus

U.S. planetary scientists want to explore Uranus and Enceladus

The continuing search for life beyond Earth is driving many of the priorities for what’s next when it comes to U.S. planetary exploration. In a new report that could shape the next 10 years of planetary missions, Mars, Uranus and Saturn’s moon Enceladus have come