A celebrated Arctic marine biologist, Louis Fortier has hauled up many a sea creature over the span of his career. But ask him about the one that got away and Dr. Fortier has something bigger than fish on his mind.
Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.
It’s the farthest black hole ever found.
A team led by the Carnegie Observatories’ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from this quasar has been travelling our way for more than 13 billion years.
A University of British Columbia cosmologist who helped to chart the most ancient signal in the universe has been named a co-winner of this year’s $3-million (U.S.) Breakthrough Prize in physics.
Sociology professor Phyllis Johnson says she could never be a fantastic astronaut, explaining, “I am too short.”
However, the University of British Columbia academic is contributing to the high-flying job of real astronauts having an continuing research initiative to what she calls a “space civilization” — how astronauts create the International Space Station to a house because it orbits the Earth at about 26,700 kilometres an hour.
What do a trio of Canadian rock icons have in common with germs living in the guts of termites?
Researchers at the University of British Columbia say the very small organisms have, hair-like flagella and bob about like the members of their prog-rock band Rush.
Frank Appel is chief executive officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group
For any significant international business, in our case as the world’s leading logistics provider, the dedication to go emissions-free by 2050 will activate one of two responses. Some regard it as a public-relations ploy, but some think placing such a goal is too optimistic.
The world is becoming brighter, but scientists say that might not be a fantastic thing.
Researchers said on Wednesday satellite data revealed that Earth’s artificially lit outside surface at night climbed by about 2 per cent annually in area and brightness from 2012 to 2016, underscoring concerns about the ecological effects of light pollution on humans and animals.
Canada’s premier centre for exploring the nature of reality has only taken on its biggest challenge, at least in terms of subject matter.
On Monday, Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ont., declared the institute is establishing a new “Centre for the Universe,” a cosmology-focused research hub which will try to decode the nature and source of … everything.
Researchers for the first time have tried editing a gene within the body in a bold effort to permanently change a person’s DNA to attempt and cure a disease.
The experiment has been completed Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Throughout an IV, he obtained countless copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to lower his DNA in an exact location.
The elegant telescope resting in its own humidity-controlled situation is further from home than its manufacturer would have probably ever imagined. When Eustachio Divini of Bologna put the finishing touches on the astronomical apparatus around 1665, this section of Canada lay in the edge of the known world so far as Europe wasnbsp;worried.