Humans On Mars Would Probably Eat Potatoes All Day, Every Day

CP | Franklin Briceno, The Associated Press | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada

Scientists have discovered the Red Planet may be able to successfully grow potato plants.

Barack Obama Could Fry People's Brains If He Sends Them To Mars

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Business

"Many of these adverse consequences to cognition may continue and progress throughout life."

Mars Recalls Candy Bars In 55 Countries

CP | David Rising, The Associated Press | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Business

Plastic was found in one of its products.

We Need to Invest in 21st Century Innovation Infrastructure

Michael Cayley | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Cayley

In the run up to next week's federal election who is really listening to the startups that make our economy healthy? While we like to think of ourselves as having a market economy it is virtually impossible to do a startup in Ontario without running into the distortion of a government funded gatekeeper.

Subsidizing Private Sector Risk Makes Canada Less Competitive

Michael Cayley | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Cayley

Almost all innovation policy and spending by the Ontario and Federal Governments are focused on subsiding private sector risk. These kinds of government programs create artificial gatekeepers, arbiters empowered to make capital allocation decisions despite never having "been there and done that" -- or often being less qualified to evaluate a new billion-dollar-plus opportunity than the startup founders they are judging.

Mars Has Liquid Water, Scientists Report

CP | Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime.

WATCH: NASA Wants To Grow Oxygen On Mars

Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada

Will Mars be habitable in our lifetime? Well, NASA might be one step closer to making that happen. It recently announced it will be funding research ...

Canadian Team Captures Two Truly Spectacular Images Of Mars

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada

Armed with “the largest telescope ever” used for a deep space mission, a team from Western University have something to show off for their hard wo...

B.C.-Born Scientist Spends 4 Months On Simulated Mars

CBC | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An Okanagan-born scientist is enjoying fresh air and real food again for the first time in four months. Since the end of March, Ross Lockwood had...

B.C. Man On Mission To Mars

CP | Ron Seymour, Kelowna Daily Courier | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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 Tuesday. ...