Posts Tagged: science

Rate of earthquakes depends on volume of fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations – but the magnitude of the largest possible events does not

February 8, 2018

New findings published by the high impact journal Science show that the rate in which earthquakes are triggered or induced…

Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites

January 26, 2018

A network of cameras directed by Western University observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday,…

Make an impact (crater) during free “cool science” day at Western

May 11, 2017

Build a rocket, control a RoboRoach, pan for gold, see the Sun’s glowing hot gas and shoot gummy bears from…

Western president welcomes report calling for re-investment in science research

April 10, 2017

An advisory panel that has put forward a new blueprint for university-led research offers Canada a renewed opportunity to be…

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…

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…

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,…

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….

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…

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…