Mars

B.C. Man On Mission To Mars

CP | Ron Seymour, Kelowna Daily Courier | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KELOWNA, B.C. - A Kelowna, B.C., scientist is joining the crew of a NASA-funded simulated mission to Mars after beating out hundreds of applicants fro...

Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

Pat Lynch | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Business
Pat Lynch

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was ...

Why Canada Needs More 'Free Range' Kids

Paul Barter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Paul Barter

Much is being made these days of the need for children to put down the tablets, remotes and other tech devices and get outside and play. Medical experts and media pundits are keying on health issues, such as childhood obesity and diabetes, as the key driver for increased play. And they are correct; but there are other important reasons: future jobs and economic growth.

B Corps: Big Impact Attracts Big Investors (The Good Business of *Good* Business)

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Impact
Aaron H. Emery

B Corp Certification honours visionary business leaders that are coming together to use the power of business as a force for good. Through a completely transparent and fully measurable process, B Corp offers an umbrella of "trust" that has proven to be attractive to both entrepreneurs and consumers alike.

Ambitious Space Plan Could Mean Canuck Moonwalker

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - Canada could be sending its first astronaut to the moon under an ambitious long-term plan being developed by a group of space agencies arou...

Why Would a Parent Sign Up for a One-Way Trip to Mars?

Aviva Rubin | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Living
Aviva Rubin

Eight Canadians have applied for a one-way trip to Mars being organized by Dutch-based venture Mars One -- a company looking to beat NASA to the red planet. Three of the volunteers, one woman and two men, have kids -- youngish kids. What risks feel acceptable?

How Germs Could Help Us Live on Mars

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg We are closer than ever to knowing just how to turn the inhospitable Red Planet into one that could someday be our second home. Not surprisingly, germs will play a significant role.

How Technology Is Disrupting Learning

Paul Barter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada
Paul Barter

Remember a company called Blockbuster? What about Sam the Record Man? Think of those companies and what became of them and their industries in the digital world. Now turn your thoughts to learning. Digital technologies are disrupting it in the same way that they disrupted Blockbuster.

Why Germs in Space Are a Nightmare

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg During the second mission to the moon in 1969, Apollo 12, the crew brought back a camera that had been sent some two and a half years earlier. When they returned, the camera underwent extensive testing including microbiological analysis. Much to their surprise, they found a colony of earthly bacteria; apparently the microbes had survived the inhospitable lunar environment.

'We're NASA And We Know It' Video Parodies LMFAO

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada

Has NASA's stunning Curiosity rover landing made science cool? With the release of the "We're NASA and We Know It" video, you might think so. YouTu...

Will Curiosity Kill The Mars Landing?

Paul Sylvester | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada
Paul Sylvester

Late tonight (for those on the west coast), and pre-dawn Monday morning (for the rest of us in Canada), a scary-looking, laser-carrying, plutonium-powered robot rover named Curiosity will attempts to make a soft landing on Mars. Succeed or fail, it is likely that a good many people are being inspired by Curiosity, including some of whom may aspire to take on similar challenges in all walks of life in the years ahead.

Mars Or The Arctic?

CBC | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada

A team of scientists are back for their 16th summer in the High Arctic, using Devon Island’s Haughton Crater as a stand-in for Mars. ...

Postcards From Mars

CBC | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada

Meteorite chunks from Mars fell over Morocco last summer — the first time in 50 years such an event has occurred, scientists confirmed ...