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Climate change scientists fight for funding to save High Arctic lab

Some of Canada’s leading climate change scientists are fighting to keep the country’s northernmost research station in operation. The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Eureka, Nunavut, tracks atmospheric data that no other research station can, given its High Arctic latitude, only 1,110 kilometres from the North Pole. Arctic …

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The problem with Star Trek aliens: Bob McDonald

As yet another incarnation of the Star Trek franchise takes to the airwaves this week, devoted fans will be thrilled to set off on another continuing mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. But why do so many of those aliens always look humanoid? The reality is, when …

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Asteroid mining could support space economies, colonies

A team of researchers are planning to send robotic spacecraft into outer space, land near asteroids hurtling through the abyss and mine them for water, metals and other elements that will make colonizing space that much easier. Science columnist Torah Kachur explains. Why do we need to mine asteroids? Quite …

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