Post Tagged with: "science"

A Western Screech Owl. Image: Randy R. Magnuson

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree… Check!

The 115th Christmas Bird Count is officially underway.
The count is an annual census of local and migratory birds and it’s organized by the National Audubon Society. From December 14 to January 5, volunteers will gather in more than 2,000 locations in North, Central and South America to count the birds in their area.

by · December 16, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Rosetta Space Probe Raises Water Questions

Rosetta Space Probe Raises Water Questions

Scientists have made some surprising discoveries in space recently.
The European Space Agency (ESA) sent a probe, called Rosetta, six billion kilometres into space to meet up with a comet known as 67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

by · December 15, 2014 · News, Science
The countdown clock. Image: NASA

Time For A Change As NASA Upgrades Its Launch Clock

There are some pretty famous clocks in the world: London’s Big Ben, and the clock on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, to name just two.
But the most watched clock in the world may be NASA’s launch clock.

by · December 4, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Woolly mammoth restoration at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Image: WolfmanSF

Woolly Mammoth Sparks Debate Over Cloning

A woolly mammoth carcass that was frozen in ice for 40,000 years may make it possible for scientists to bring the extinct species back to life.
The mammoth was found embedded in ice on a remote island off northern Russia in May 2013.

by · November 25, 2014 · Animals, News
Brooding emperor penguin with its chick approached by a rover camouflaged with a fake chick. Photo: Nature Methods, Le Maho et al.

Robotic Chick Lets Researchers Get Close to Penguins

A small robot that looks and acts like a baby penguin is helping researchers study penguins in a more natural way.
When scientists study any animals in the wild, it usually means a human has to get close to them to gather information. But people make animals nervous, so when human researchers are around, the animals don’t act the way they normally would.

by · November 15, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.

by · November 12, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Annapolis. Image: USN

Environmental Groups Oppose Plan For Artificial Reef

Scuba divers and environmentalists are arguing over whether an old ship should be sunk to make an artificial reef off the coast of British Columbia.

An artificial reef is created when a large man-made object is deliberately sunk so it can become a home for marine plants and animals.

by · November 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
An example of cave art from Crimea. Image: 
Konstantin Malanchev

Cave Drawings Suggest Art May Be Older Than We Thought

Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.

by · October 8, 2014 · News
Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

How can the water you get from your tap be older than the Earth, the sun and the solar system?
That’s not possible, right?

by · October 6, 2014 · News, Science
Cosmonaut Yelena Serova. Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

First Russian Woman On ISS

Cosmonaut Elena Serova arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26, becoming the first Russian woman to join the crew of the space station.
Serova and two other astronauts made the six-hour flight in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. They docked with the ISS while orbiting 364 kilometres above the Earth.

by · September 28, 2014 · News, Science