"I distinctly remember my first thought a few hours after arriving in Germany: everything is on schedule. The trains and buses arrived exactly on time and left precisely thirty seconds later. Everyone was dressed in business attire, had no time to waste, and were set on getting to work..."
One day about 66 million years ago, life thrived on earth and all was fine. And then a ten-kilometre wide asteroid hit what is now Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, triggering the rapid, planet-wide extinction of most of the world’s plants and animals.
And it could happen again.
Metal powder is being transformed into auto parts using laser technology at the National Research Council’s London office, its new director says.
David Muir, who came from a business management position at 3M Canada, said he’s working with manufacturers in the city and region to improve how auto parts are made.
The Washington Post - British badgers are more afraid of the BBC than of bears - and that's very bad - Armed with a speaker system and a bucket full of peanuts, wildlife ecologist Liana Zanette hiked into the Wytham Woods with just one mission: to terrorize some woodland creatures with recordings of the BBC.
VICE Motherboard - Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears - I just got back from a camping trip in one of Ontario's provincial parks, where I saw at least one raccoon (there were probably more) brazenly approach our campsite, looking for food. We tend to think of raccoons, badgers, and other smaller carnivores as completely fearless of humans, but it seems that's not the case. In fact, they may be so frightened of human "super predators" that they avoid a meal just because of the sound of our voice.
Human super predator more terrifying than bears, wolves and dogs - Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’
London Free Press - Profs land medical, mineral partners - Two Western University researchers are partnering with companies in the mining and medical device sectors to make them more competitive. Science professors Neil Banerjee and Blaine Chronik have been given federal backing to partner with Yamana Gold and Synaptive Medical, respectively.
Western Media Release - Of Mines and Minds: New Industrial Research Chairs Making Canadian Business More Competitive - Two Western University researchers have partnered with companies in the mining and medical device sectors to help make them more competitive. It’s a move that comes with assistance from a federal program that pairs academic expertise with industry needs.
Western Media Release - Western astronomer part of international identification of possible population of new black holes - Astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to conclude that a peculiar source of radio waves thought to be a distant galaxy is actually a nearby binary star system containing a low-mass star and a black hole.
Kenora Online - Scientists support calls for clean-up at Grassy Narrows - Researchers studying the impact of mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows are asking if more is being added to the river system. Doctor Brian Branfireun was at a press conference this morning in Toronto, where scientists talked about their most recent findings.