PhD student in the Department of Biology, Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque, considers the ability to share one’s passion for research, its outcomes and relevance to humanity, to be critical to the scientific process.
Neil Banerjee says that the story of the earth is written in the rocks. But for many first year Earth Sciences students, that story reads like a foreign language -- until they get out of the classroom and into the field.
“Even though we live in a world that seems so connected … and you don’t think there are discoveries to be made, it’s just not true — you just have to get off the beaten path,” says Simon Donato.
PhysOrg - Amazing impact crater where a triple asteroid smashed into Mars - At first glance, you many not guess that this feature on Mars is an impact crater. The reason it looks so unusual is that it likely is a triple impact crater, formed when three asteroids struck all at once in the Elysium Planitia region.
Universe Today - Amazing Impact Crater Where a Triple Asteroid Smashed into Mars - This oblong-shaped crater could have been created from a triple asteroid, or it could have been a binary asteroid, and one broke apart, creating the three overlapping craters.
Chemistry World - Ex-US Navy weapons specialist arrested over chemical stockpile - An American opthamologist, who reportedly worked with chemical weapons during his former stint with the US Navy, was arrested in Ottawa, Canada, on 21 January for stockpiling dangerous chemicals, including osmium tetroxide, and threatening police.
takepart - Why Salmon Might Disappear From the Menu - Americans eat more than 624 million pounds of salmon a year, and about a third of it comes from the Pacific Ocean. But will we (and our grandchildren) be fishing for or dishing up wild Pacific salmon in 50 years?
Discovery News - Spacecraft's Double-Take Reveals Changes on Mars - Here today, gone tomorrow; a bright layer of frost lining a crater wall is vanquished by the springtime sun — and seen by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter high overhead.
HealthCanal - Eureka moment leads to new theory on how to fight Alzheimer's disease - Western researchers have discovered that the accelerated metabolic process (that makes cancer cells so deadly) seems to have a protective effect against Alzheimer's.
Exhange Magazine - Eureka moment leads to new theory on how to fight Alzheimer's disease - While research shows that the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease increases with age, the big question for a biologist at Western University is why some people get the disease and others don't.
Western News - Four Western student-entrepreneurs among The Next 36 - Four Western students now stand among 38 members of the fifth The Next 36 cohort, Canada’s most selective program for young entrepreneurs, following the organization’s annual National Selection Weekend. James Crocker, Engineering; Evan Ferguson, Engineering; Aishi Jiang, Science; and Nikita Zhitkevich, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.