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WATCH: What Satellites Are Watching Us Right Now?

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada

If you're a particularly paranoid person, it might be best to skip this post. . . . Still here? Good. NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio p...

For The First Time Ever, NASA Probe Enters Dwarf Planet Orbit, Blows Our Minds

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada

Humanity is reaching ever further into the deepest realms of space, and NASA has achieved an historic first as its Dawn probe arrived at dwarf planet ...

'We Know Nothing About The Asteroid.. There Are Bound To Be Surprises'

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada

An asteroid bigger than the world's most massive cruise ships will fly past the Earth today, and will be visible from Canada with strong binocula...

'Super-Earth' Confirmed By Canadian Astronomer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A team of astronomers, including one from the University of British Columbia, has confirmed the existence of a new "Super-Earth" planet in a galaxy fa...

B.C. Students' Experiment Destroyed In NASA Rocket Explosion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Talk about a second chance: A group of students in Kamloops, B.C., will get another opportunity to get their experiment aboard a rock...

When it Comes to the Arctic, Canada Is Unprepared

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

Years of underfunding have left Canada's Coast Guard woefully unprepared to fulfill its increasing responsibilities in the Arctic. Thinning sea ice is creating new economic opportunities in the North, including resource development and rising shipping traffic.

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...

WATCH: Canada Will Play Big Role In Asteroid Mission

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

Canada will be a crucial player in a NASA-led mission to bring back pieces of an asteroid that is on a possible collision course towards Earth. Alm...

Canada And NASA To Protect Earth From Asteroids

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada

Canada may soon own a piece of space on Earth, after beginning construction on a mapping system that will help bring back pieces of an asteroid named ...

Want Your Kids to Get Great Jobs? Point Them Towards This

Paul Barter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Paul Barter

Ten years ago did you think a car could park itself, or a dentist could 3-D print a ceramic crown while you're in the chair, or that you could see and talk to the person on the other end of the call? We also didn't think that the hottest jobs advertised today would include big data analyst, online community manager and SEO specialist.

LOOK: An Out-Of-This-World Selfie

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada

Chris Hadfield may have returned to Earth and retired his spacesuit but that doesn't mean Canada's most famous astronaut has stopped tweeting amazing ...

What I Learned This Week: The Paradox of Failure When It's Not an Option

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

To tell you the truth, failure is ALWAYS an option. No matter what anyone says. Knowing it exists, and pretending it doesn't a sign of psychosis, not bravery.

My Search for God Gives Me Purpose

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

We can continue, today, to bring Darwin and God to the same table. I know the place of evolution in scientific knowledge. My left brain understands it completely. It's the right brain; the one that experiences all boundaries slipping away, that lets me imagine the hand of God, the ultimate artist working behind the scenes.

LOOK: NASA's Greatest Moments

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada

Happy birthday NASA! The space agency celebrates its 55th birthday on Monday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was founded by pre...

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 Is NASA Linked To Kanye, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk And Psy?

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.11.2013 | Canada Music

NASA recently launched the Iris spacecraft to explore the sun, but the mission patch logo looked pretty familiar to Pink Floyd fans. That sent us on o...

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.

Chris Hadfield Could Teach PR Companies a Thing or Two

Jana Schilder | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Business
Jana Schilder

Commander Hadfield is equal part astronaut and PR spokesperson. We have just witnessed the best, longest-running, "good news" PR campaign in years. It was designed to promote interest in space aviation, technology, and science, and by extension the STEM subjects -- science, technology, engineering and math -- to our next generation. Here are his communication strategy and techniques, deconstructed.

Was There Life On Ancient Mars?

CP | Alicia Chang, The Associated Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Drilling into a rock near its landing site, the Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet long ago ...

Earth To Have Close Brush With Asteroid

CBC | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada

A space rock about the size of a jet plane will zip so close to Earth that it will briefly come between us and our weather satellites next week. ...

WATCH: Happy New Year From Orbit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is sending his New Year greetings from space.Hadfield took a moment today on the International Space Station to send...

Astronaut Hadfield Arrives On Space Station

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his two fellow space travellers arrived Friday at the International Space Station and were welcomed by the three...

Will the NHL Reach a Deal Before the World Ends?

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In an irony as ripe as weird Uncle Willard's bedside denture jar and nuttier than old Auntie Jean's inedible fruitcake, there are whispers that the National Hockey League and its players union are inching toward an agreement to truncate their age-old lockout, and allow a new season to finally begin... right around the time the world is scheduled to end.

The International Space Station's Canadian Menu

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Living

Dining in microgravity is a tricky thing. Crumbs can find their way into the nooks and crannies of sensitive instruments, fresh food is hard to com...

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.