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Google Exec Breaks The Record For Highest Altitude Jump

Alan Eustace, 57 years old, is an executive at Google. On Oct. 24, he jumped out of a balloon from a height of more than 41 kilometres.

by · October 31, 2014 · Lighter, News
Mauna Loa. Image: Joe Parks

Volunteers Preparing For Life On Mars

Six people are about to find out what it would be like to live on Mars – without ever leaving the Earth.

Three men and three women will spend eight months

by · October 28, 2014 · News, Science
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Chris Hadfield’s New Goal: Help Raise The Standard Of Living (For Everyone On The Planet)

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield changed the way we look at space, through his recent stint on the International Space Station.

While he was in space, Hadfield made videos and took photos, letting everyone on Earth know what it was like to live in space and what he learned there.

by · October 7, 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
The Mars Z-2 spacesuit; Image: NASA

The Latest In Martian Fashion

NASA has unveiled the design of its Mars space suit.

by · May 5, 2014 · News, Science
Image of the solar system. Image: NASA

Scientists Detect Light Patterns From First Moments Of Universe

A team of researchers announced March 17 that they have detected light patterns in space that could be relics of the earliest moments of the universe.

by · April 6, 2014 · News, Science
Stephen Hawking. Image: NASA

Stephen Hawking Says “Black Holes” May Actually Be “Grey”

Stephen Hawking is a physicist, an expert in the science called physics, and generally regarded as a genius for his work in helping us better understand the universe.

by · February 17, 2014 · News, Science
Portrait of Kate Middleton and her new baby.

Fun Quiz: 2013 In Review (Part II)

How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2013? Our fun 2013 quiz continues.

The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the TKN article beside each question.

16) What is a Bitcoin?

17) In April 2014, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health was worried about the large number of overweight people in the city so he put out a news release saying he wants restaurants to add something to their menus. What does he want added?

18) In May 2013, Chris Hadfield went home. Where was he coming from?

by · January 6, 2014 · Lighter, News
Take Our Fun Quiz: 2013 In Review (Part I)

Take Our Fun Quiz: 2013 In Review (Part I)

How much do you know about the news that happened in 2013?

Take our quiz and see how much you remember about these stories from the past year. The link beside each question will take you to the TKN article that will give you the answer.

1) First Nations, Inuit and Metis people came together to form a movement for peaceful protest. What did the group call itself?

2) Chris Hadfield is famous for _____________. (Note: There are many possible correct answers for this one — fill the blank with what you know about Hadfield.)

by · January 5, 2014 · News
This new view of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken with the TRAPPIST national telescope. Image: TRAPPIST/E. Jehin/ESO

The “Comet Of The Century” Set To Put On A Show

Comet ISON is about to put on a show.

Scientists around the world are watching as ISON streaks, ever-faster, towards the sun.

NASA has been studying ISON since December, when it was more than 800 million kilometres away.

Experts are calling Comet ISON as “the comet of the century.”

What is a comet? Here’s how astrophysicist Julie Abraham describes a comet: “It’s basically a big ball of dirty ice in orbit around the sun that gradually melts or burns up, spewing out debris and water in a plume blown out behind it.”

by · November 26, 2013 · News, Science