Posts Tagged: science

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…

Western welcomes new neuroscientist who unlocks minds with machines

March 10, 2016

If you watch science fiction movies from 1970s, you would think by the year 2016 there would be a robot in every home performing tasks like cooking, cleaning and cutting…

Nature Communications study says ‘fear itself’ can help restore ecosystems

February 23, 2016

Lions, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts that strike fear into humans and other animals. A new study led by Western University demonstrates that the fear these top…

Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes

February 8, 2016

A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources –…

Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA administrator asks, Are we alone?

February 2, 2016

Charged with determining the existence of life elsewhere in the universe, the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation – an international, intensified extraterrestrial search spearheaded by Yuri Milner and Stephen…

New imaging technique will save lives and money

January 4, 2016

An international research collaboration, led by Western University, has developed a new imaging technique that will save hospitals money and more importantly, give some patients a second chance at life….

Bird documentary featuring ‘dazzling’ Western research comes to campus

November 25, 2015

An award-winning documentary titled “The Messenger” featuring ‘dazzling’ high speed and high-definition footage of wild Canadian birds filmed at Western University’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) will have a…