Posts Tagged: science

Asteroid impacts could create habitats for life, suggests Chicxulub crater study

November 17, 2016

Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Around 65 million years ago a massive…

International study promotes importance of science communication to graduate students

November 7, 2016

The Canadian government recently released initial findings from a special committee tasked with exploring ways to enhance global recognition for Canadian research excellence. The committee, led by His Excellency, The…

Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 1, 2016

Planetary scientists have learned much about Mars from the various robotic missions that have landed on the Martian surface. However, rovers and landers can only carry a limited set of…

Western astronomer part of international identification of possible population of new black holes

June 27, 2016

Astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to conclude that a peculiar…

Western offers safe viewing of rare Mercury transit

May 6, 2016

On June 5, 2012, citizens of Earth were presented with a very rare opportunity to witness a transit of Venus when the planet passed directly in front of the Sun….

Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness

April 28, 2016

Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are…

Western-led astronomy team discovers Jupiter analogue among young stars

April 6, 2016

A team of astronomers from Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and the Carnegie Institution for Science has discovered one of the youngest and brightest free-floating, planet-like…

Indigenous youth from Kluane First Nation to visit Western University

March 29, 2016

A documentary research team, including two Indigenous youth from Kluane First Nation, will visit Western University on Wednesday (March 30) to test mercury levels in fish collected from their own…

Increasing lifelong mobility by addressing osteoarthritis

March 14, 2016

For more than three million Canadians suffering from osteoarthritis, getting out of bed in the morning or opening a jar can be a serious challenge. The disease, which results in…

Western University planetary scientist heads back to Mars with European space probe

March 14, 2016

As the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched a space probe early this morning from the Russian Kosmodrom in Baikonur, Kazakhstan to study trace gases…