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  • The beauty of bugs and biodiversity on display at Western's McIntosh Gallery

    By Michelle Both , CBC News, May 24, 2022

    If bugs could carry protest signs, what would they say? A new exhibit at Western University's McIntosh Gallery is exploring the idea by blending art and science to showcase the beautiful, diverse and vital role of insects under threat. "Insects are the most diverse organisms on earth," said Nina Zitani, curator of the zoological collections in the department of biology at Western University.

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  • Curious Chat - CHED Mid Morning

    By Shaye Ganam, CHED Morning, May 13, 2022

    The James Webb Telescope has produced new images. Els Peeters, an astronomer among the first to use the telescope, shares what she has discovered.

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  • Elgin data breach 'devastating' for victims at risk of identity theft: Experts

    By Norman De Bono, London Free Press, May 13, 2022

    The theft of personal data from Elgin County may prove “devastating” to those affected, say technology analysts, who also question the municipality for lack of transparency in dealing with the crisis. Personal information for 330 people, some of it highly sensitive, was compromised by a “cyber-security incident” that knocked out Elgin County’s website and email system for nearly a month, the county said.

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  • When you look into the abyss

    By Helen Mann & Chris Howan, CBC, May 10, 2022

    Space Telescope Images - When you look into the abyss, the abyss looks...pretty amazing. The James Webb Space Telescope has sent back its first images, and one astronomer tells us she gives them a starred review.

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  • McIntosh exhibit buzzes with colourful fusion of art, science

    By Keri Ferguson, Western News, May 05, 2022

    It’s been said that Earth without art is just, “Eh.” And that our world, without insects, would fall apart. In the current McIntosh Gallery exhibit, Insect as Idea, art and insects converge to paint a poignant picture of the beauty in biodiversity. The show “is a fusion of art and science,” said gallery curator Helen Gregory. “It examines insects within a multi-species framework, considering the role that they play throughout ecological systems, while also touching on the historical aspects of colonization.”

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  • Western’s research internship opens career opportunity for math grad

    By Rebecca Milec, Western News, May 04, 2022

    Every door you open in your undergraduate degree can shape your future. This is what Daniel Carranza, BSc’21, discovered during his time at Western University, which led him to publishing his first paper in Logical Methods In Computer Science before finishing his undergraduate degree.

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  • Fireball! Scientists advise meteorites may be scattered across southern Ontario

    By Stefanie Waldek, Space.com, April 25, 2022

    On Sunday (April 17), skywatching cameras in the Canadian province recorded a massive fireball that likely produced tens to hundreds of grams of meteorites. Astronomers predict they would have fallen on the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, north of the town of Argyle. "This fireball was particularly significant because it was moving slowly, was on an asteroidal orbit, and ended very low in the atmosphere. These are all good indicators that material survived," Denis Vida, an astronomy postdoctoral associate at Western University who specializes in meteors, said in a university statement.

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  • It's official! This is the hottest rock ever recorded on Earth

    By Cheryl Santa Maria, The Weather Network, April 22, 2022

    In 2011, then-Ph.D. student Michael Zanetti was working on a Canadian Space Agency-funded project in Newfoundland and Labrador's Mistasten Crater, a 28-kilometre wide area created when an asteroid hit Earth 36 million years ago. During that expedition, Zanetti picked up a piece of rock, which was studied and first documented in 2017. In that paper scientists proposed it formulated at temperatures of 2,370°C during the violent asteroid impact. That's a temperature hotter than much of Earth's mantle, and would make it the hottest rock ever discovered on Earth.

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  • Science grad makes his move toward grandmaster title

    By Keri Ferguson, Western News, April 22, 2022

    Shiyam Thavandiran, BSc’15, MSc’16 (Mathematics), was seven years old when he came upon his mother and older brother playing chess. He was instantly intrigued. “This interesting game, where two people sit in silence, staring at a board, drew me in,” he said. “But I felt left out. I wanted to join the game, so they taught me how to play.”

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  • Western biologists crowdsource biodiversity data

    By Mari-Len De Guzman, Western News, April 21, 2022

    The next time you find yourself walking across campus, take a moment to stop or slow down and observe the many living things that call Western’s vast land their habitat. And while you’re at it, take a picture. It’s a campus-wide, year-long crowdsourcing initiative, spearheaded by Western’s biology department, encouraging the campus community to submit pictures and observations of wildlife they might encounter on campus – from bees to birds and everything in between

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  • Canadians may be able to see four planets this weekend, no telescope needed. Here’s how

    By Kevin Jiang, Toronto Star, April 21, 2022

    Early risers this weekend may be treated to a spectacle in the sky — the alignment of four planets and the moon, all visible to the naked eye. Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are expected to form a row in the sky and align with the moon on Sunday. A fifth visible planet, Mercury, will join them later in June. The event is best seen from the Northern Hemisphere, which includes North America and Europe, said Jan Cami, an associate professor of astronomy at Western University.

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  • 'Fireball' spotted over Lake Simcoe Sunday night

    By Bob Bruton, Orillia Matters, April 20, 2022

    Meteorite hunters won’t have a field day in the Orillia area, but people may have seen something streaking through the air on the weekend. Western University’s physics and astronomy department says a bright fireball was observed by a network of all-sky cameras across southern Ontario at 11:37 p.m., Sunday.

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  • Collaboration helping save planet from plastic pollution

    By Debora Van Brenk, Western News, April 20, 2022

    When she was a kid, Patricia Corcoran would examine interesting little stones that lined the gravel road near her home. “I always wanted to become a geologist,” she recalled. These days, the Western professor of sedimentary petrology is focused less on pebbles and more on plastics. But she was dismayed to discover these two materials are often fused together into technofossils, a rock-hard legacy of profligate consumerism.

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  • 'Fireball' in sky over Lake Simcoe area was a meteorite, Western University says

    By Chris Simon, Toronto Star, April 20, 2022

    Western University’s physics and astronomy department has confirmed a bright fireball observed by a network of more than a dozen all-sky cameras across southern Ontario over the weekend was likely fragments of a meteor that landed near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, just north of Argyle. Based on the trajectory of the object, the fireball may have been observed by some Barrie, Orillia and northern Simcoe County residents.

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  • Bright fireball over Ontario likely left several small meteorites on the ground

    By Ben Hooper, UPI, April 20, 2022

    April 20 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers said an unusually bright fireball that lit up the night sky over Ontario likely left numerous meteorite fragments on the ground. The physics and astronomy department at Western University in London, Ontario, said a network of sky cameras recorded the fireball streaking across the sky at 11:37 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Scientists Have Confirmed The Hottest Rock Ever Recorded On Earth

    By Fatima Shakeel, Wonderful Engineering, April 20, 2022

    We are well aware of the fact that the Earth’s crust is exceptionally hot. However, it is obvious that the rocks and all the constituents inside the Earth’s crust also contain extremely hot temperatures. In a recent case, scientists discovered the hottest rock and recorded its extreme temperature as well. The rock was first discovered in 2011 by the University of Western Ontario.

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  • After a bright fireball, meteorites may have hit the ground east of Lake Simcoe

    By Scott Sutherland, The Weather Network, April 19, 2022

    This may sound like a science fiction movie pitch, but it's true: tiny visitors from outer space may have crash-landed in Central Ontario on Sunday night. At 11:37 p.m. on April 17, a bright fireball lit up the night sky just north of Toronto. As of Tuesday morning, over two dozen witnesses have reported the event to the American Meteor Society, from as far away as Ann Arbor, MI, and Albany, NY.

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  • Bright Fireball Likely Littered Lakeside Region With Meteorites

    By Eric Mack, Forbes, April 19, 2022

    The Sunday night sky over Ontario was lit up by literal fire in the sky, which probably then dropped actual space rocks on the ground. The cause was an apparent meteor burning up in a spectacular fireball that streaked through the atmosphere before midnight. A network of all-sky cameras in the southern part of the province caught the final moments of the meteoroid from multiple angles.

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  • Meteorite fragments likely near east shore of Lake Simcoe after shooting star seen Sunday

    By Sawyer Bogdan, Global News, April 19, 2022

    Western University’s physics and astronomy department runs an all-sky camera network that monitors the sky for meteors. On Sunday, the camera observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 11:37 p.m. Researchers say the video data suggests that fragments of the meteor are likely to have made it to the ground near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, just north of the town of Argyle.

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  • Massive meteorite impact created the hottest mantle rock ever

    By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, April 19, 2022

    It's confirmed: The hottest rock ever discovered in Earth's crust really was super-hot. The rock, a fist-sized piece of black glass, was discovered in 2011 and first reported in 2017, when scientists wrote in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters that it had been formed in temperatures reaching 4,298 degrees Fahrenheit (2,370 degrees Celsius), hotter than much of the Earth's mantle.

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  • The hottest ROCK on Earth is confirmed

    By Sam Tonkin, Daily Mail, April 19, 2022

    The hottest rock ever recorded on Earth has been confirmed to have originated from a huge meteorite impact some 36 million years ago. Scientists say the fist-sized piece of black glass was formed in temperatures that reached 4,298°F (2,370°C), hotter than much of our planet's mantle. It was first discovered in 2011 in what today is Labrador, Canada, before being described by scientists in 2017 as having been heated to the hottest temperature ever known for a rock on the surface of the Earth.

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  • Fireball across Southern Ontario sky of interest to Western researchers

    By Adelle Loiselle, Blackburn News, April 19, 2022

    Astronomers at Western University believe meteor fragments may have crashed into Earth near the town of Argyle. Around 11:37 p.m. on Sunday, a bright fireball streaked across the sky over Southern Ontario. Video evidence suggests some fragments may have survived and landed near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto.

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  • All-Sky Camera Network Captures Fireball Moving at an Unusual Speed

    By Griffin Davies, Tech Times, April 19, 2022

    Usually, when a fireball is spotted, most people tend to make various unproven conclusions. But, for experts, fireballs (meteorites) are essential since they can offer them new details about space. The latest fireball sighting was captured by the all-sky camera network of the Western University's Physics and Astronomy Department.

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  • Western’s all-sky cameras capture bright fireball event

    By Jeff Renaud, Western News, April 18, 2022

    A bright fireball was observed by a network of all-sky cameras across southern Ontario at 11:37pm on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Analysis of the video data suggests that fragments of the meteor are likely to have made it to the ground near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, just north of the town of Argyle.

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  • Western University’s all-sky camera network captures large fireball near Lake Simcoe

    By Ashley Hyshka, CTV News London, April 18, 2022

    The region might currently be under a winter weather travel advisory, but late last night, there was a fireball that lit up the sky north of Toronto. According to a press release from Western University, a large fireball was observed by all-sky cameras across southern Ontario at 11:37 p.m. on Sunday. Video analysis suggests that fragments of the meteor broke off and likely made it to ground near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, north of Argyle, Ont.

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  • Fireball may have scattered meteorites near Lake Simcoe: Western researcher

    By Free Press staff, London Free Press, April 18, 2022

    A fireball that dropped from space Sunday night may have scattered meteorites when it fell near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, a Western University researcher says. “Analysis of the video data suggests that fragments of the meteor are likely to have made it to the ground . . . just north of the town of Argyle,” the university said in a news release Monday.

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  • See the Fireball That Likely Dropped a Bounty of Meteorites on Canada

    By Amanda Kooser, CNET, April 18, 2022

    If you ever wanted to find a chunk of meteorite, you've got a better than usual chance if you head to the eastern edge of Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. A blazing fireball shot through the atmosphere late on Sunday, and it probably dropped some meteorites north of the town of Argyle. A network of all-sky cameras run by Western University's physics and astronomy department caught sight of the bright meteor.

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  • Western researcher confirms hottest rock on record

    By Cynthia Yi, Western News, April 14, 2022

    If there was ever any doubt the 2011 discovery by a post-doctoral student was indeed the hottest rock on Earth, new findings from a Western-led research team are putting that uncertainty to rest. Eleven years after researchers from Western unearthed what was then perceived as the hottest rock on Earth.

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  • 'It's Super Spectacular.' See How the Tonga Volcano Unleashed a Once-in-a-Century Shockwave

    By Aatish Bhatia and Henry Fountain, The New York Times, April 14, 2022

    A new simulation gives a detailed look at a shockwave that circled the planet for days.

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  • You'll want to keep these garden-friendly insects around all season long

    By Cheryl Santa Maria, The Weather Network, April 13, 2022

    Gardening season is right around the corner - and people aren't the only ones excited about that. As plants start to spring, all kinds of wildlife will visit your foliage in hopes of finding shade and snacks. Aside from the usual culprits, like squirrels and birds, the insects will arrive - and make no mistake, there will be a lot of them.

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  • U.S. Space Force releases data on bright fireballs

    By Monica Young, Sky and Telescope, April 11, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Defense has released data on some 1,000 bright fireballs. Scientists are still debating if the data confirm an interstellar meteor. 14 Geminid fireballA fireball underwent multiple bursts during the 2012 Geminid meteor shower. Jupiter is above the meteor; Orion is at left. John Flannery Nearly 1,000 brilliant fireballs — big meteors that (mostly) burn up in Earth’s atmosphere — have hit our planet since 1988. We know this because the U.S. Department of Defense has been tracking them. For years the Department of Defense (DoD) released only basic information about these events.

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  • Researchers at Western University are finding unique use cases for mini-drones

    By Karandeep Oberoi, Mobile Syrup, April 10, 2022

    Western purchases drone bases and other parts from private companies and then assembles them from scratch so they can customize automation. Researchers from Western University in London, Ontario, are testing drones paired with Bell’s wireless 5G connectivity to perform extensive commercial and non-commercial activities.

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  • Science Internship Program a Proven Win-Win for Students and Local Company

    By Western Science, April 08, 2022

    Third year Computer Science students Moneet Tiwana and Connor Haines are just two of the 100 science internships that J.D. Power/Autodata has hosted since 2005. As part of the Science Internship Program through Western Science’s Career Services office, Moneet and Connor are currently working full-time for 16 months with pay, gaining real-world skills as software developers.

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  • The Transgenerational Cost of Fear

    By Ashley Braun, Hakai Magazine, April 07, 2022

    Wolves eat elk. Sharks eat fish. Hawks eat sparrows. For decades, the prevailing scientific understanding has been that predators mainly affect prey communities by, well, turning them into dinner. But a recent study offers perhaps the most complete evidence yet that predators can significantly influence prey populations without taking a single bite.

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  • Communication challenges with aphasia can exacerbate caregiving stress

    By Angela C. Roberts, Blog: Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative, April 06, 2022

    Until last week, few people knew the term aphasia. The recent announcement that the actor, Bruce Willis, has stepped back from his acting career, due to aphasia, has raised a much-needed spotlight on persons living with aphasia and their families.

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  • What do Londoners have to say about the Climate Emergency Action Plan?

    By Angela McInnes, CBC News, April 05, 2022

    "To me, the most important thing that we need to put the focus on is creating walkable communities. We need to create a London which consists of 20 Wortley Villages. If you can picture that, where people can easily walk to the daily, where they meet the daily needs of their lives, to the work, to the faith communities, to their community gardens," says Gabor Sass, environmental science professor at Western University.

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  • What do Londoners have to say about the Climate Emergency Action Plan?

    By Angela McInnes, CBC News, April 05, 2022

    "To me, the most important thing that we need to put the focus on is creating walkable communities. We need to create a London which consists of 20 Wortley Villages. If you can picture that, where people can easily walk to the daily, where they meet the daily needs of their lives, to the work, to the faith communities, to their community gardens," says Gabor Sass, environmental science professor at Western University.

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  • The Canadian Space Agency funds four space exploration investigations

    By Marc Boucher, SpaceQ, April 04, 2022

    The Canadian Space Agency has awarded four researchers grants totalling $493,081 for four space exploration investigations. The investigators and their space exploration grants include Dr. Livio Tornabene from Western University, who is a co-investigator on the CaSSIS instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.

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  • Western University community takes to Thames River for clean-up

    By Jaden Lee-Lincoln, CTV London, April 03, 2022

    More than 40 people from the Western University community participated in a clean-up Sunday near the Thames River. The group spent the day picking up trash they found on-campus and along the river into Gibbons Park.

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  • Traces of giant crocodile discovered at B.C. road cut

    By IVAN SEMENIUK, The Globe and Mail, April 03, 2022

    Long before grizzly bears and mountain lions roamed the wilds of northeastern British Columbia, carnivores that were best avoided in the region included the colossal relatives of modern crocodiles. Researchers inferred that much after discovering claw marks made about 97 million years ago by the fearsome reptiles, who raked the muddy bottom of a shallow waterway with their claws.

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  • This daughter and father founded a company to bury nuclear waste by drilling deep boreholes

    By Catherine Clifford, CNBC, April 03, 2022

    There is no permanent nuclear waste depository in the United States. Instead, nuclear waste is stored in dry casks at the locations of currently operating and former nuclear power plants around the country. Deep Isolation, a start-up founded by a daughter-father team in Berkeley, California, is aiming to change that.

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  • Coming 'face-to-jaw' with the worlds second largest shark, virtually

    By Reta Ismail, CTV News London, March 31, 2022

    A group of students studying marine biology at Western University took a deep-dive into the ocean today – learning about ocean ecosystems virtually. “What you are going to go through, is mimicked off of real life,” said Marine Ecology Assistant Professor Paul Mensink as he prepared his class to swim with one of the world’s most vulnerable species – the planets second largest shark – the basking.

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  • Don't fear the creeper: Learning to live with tiny creatures

    By Cheryl Santa Maria, The Weather Network, March 31, 2022

    You can look the other way, but that doesn't change the fact that creatures that buzz, creep, and crawl, are everywhere. Earth is home to about 10 quintillion insects. That's a 10 - followed by eighteen zeros. And this number excludes spiders, mites, and ticks, which are arachnids.

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  • Expert Insight: Traces of giant prehistoric crocodiles discovered in northern British Columbia

    By Guy Plint, Charles Helm, Special to Western News, Western News, March 31, 2022

    Giant crocodiles once roamed northeastern British Columbia. A recently published article in Historical Biology features the first detailed trace fossil evidence ever reported of giant crocodylians. The sites are from the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia, north of Tumbler Ridge.

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  • Ice volcanoes on Pluto suggest dwarf planet may not be so cold after all

    By Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News, March 30, 2022

    Pluto, once considered the ninth planet in our solar system until it was demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, had been shrouded in mystery since its discovery in 1930. But thanks to NASA's ambitious New Horizons flyby in 2015, the curtain has been pulled back, and astronomers continue to reveal that Pluto is much more interesting than previously thought.

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  • Support for the international research community is crucial, especially during times of war

    By Jeremy McNeil, et. al., The Globe and Mail, March 30, 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reminded us all again of the precariousness of peace around the world. The tragic loss of life, the separation of families, the wanton destruction of infrastructure, historic buildings, and artifacts, and the total disruption of ordinary social, political, and working life—the costs of these in Ukraine and in all conflict zones are enormous. They are devastating.

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  • New Western University offering brings machine learning to the bedside

    By Heather Rivers, London Free Press, March 25, 2022

    Western University is launching its first specialization in machine learning in hopes of fostering a monumental transformation in health care over the next decade. “Data is the new oil in health and biomedical science,” said co-developer and facilitator Jörn Diedrichsen, a computer science and statistics professor who also researches movement neuroscience through Western’s Brain and Mind Institute. “This will revolutionize health care in the next 10 years.”

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  • Western students take on challenge to help solve world’s problems

    By Western Communications, Western News, March 24, 2022

    Western students are demonstrating that solving some of the world’s most pressing issues need not just be a responsibility of governments and powerful organizations as they embark on this year’s World’s Challenge Challenge competition. “The World’s Challenge Challenge provides a unique opportunity for globally minded students to collaborate on solutions to tackle our world’s most pressing issues,” said Lise Laporte, senior director, Western International. “As a pitch competition focused on social entrepreneurship and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, it encourages participants to become global leaders by building skills and creating projects that are ethical, sustainable and community focused.”

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  • Two bright fireballs flashed over the Prairies, almost exactly one night apart

    By Scott Sutherland, The Weather Network, March 24, 2022

    They came from completely different parts of the sky. Still, one night apart — nearly down to the minute — two bright meteor fireballs flashed over the Prairie provinces this week. At 9:48 p.m. Central Time, on the night of Tuesday, March 22, witnessed spied a very bright meteor streaking across the sky. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball began around 40 kilometres north of Erwood, SK, just east of Highway 9 in the eastern part of the province.

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  • New Western specialization links AI and health research

    By Debora Van Brenk, Western News, March 21, 2022

    While artificial intelligence now guides everything from transportation to our music choices, the promise of harnessing data to inform and transform our health has more often been a matter of hope than reality. This may soon change as Western launches Ontario’s first interdisciplinary graduate field dedicated to machine learning in health and medicine.

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  • Pauline Barmby named a Distinguished University Professor

    By Debora Van Brenk, Western News, March 17, 2022

    Award recognizes careers of excellence in teaching, research, leadership. Astrophysicist Pauline Barmby has brought to Earth an understanding of how vast and distant galaxies are birthed. She is one of the most highly esteemed teaching professors in the department of physics and astronomy; and has served in administrative roles to improve the work of the department and the Science faculty.

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  • Neuroscientist partners with law firm for concussion research

    By Debora Van Brenk, Western News, March 17, 2022

    Andrea Soddu’s imaging software provides neuro insights on patients with acquired brain injury. A bruised leg is relatively easy to diagnose and treat, and has a predictable recovery time; a wounded brain, much less so. Now, a Western physicist-turned-neuroscientist has developed unique brain-imaging software that is helping a London, Ont., law firm strengthen the case for better support for clients with concussions.

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  • Small asteroid hits Earth just hours after astronomers detect it

    By Will Gater, New Scientist, March 16, 2022

    A space rock that exploded in the atmosphere near Iceland was only the fifth asteroid that has been observed before an impact with Earth. A small asteroid harmlessly collided with Earth on 11 March, creating an explosion in the atmosphere over the Arctic, just hours after astronomers spotted it for the first time. The space rock, named 2022 EB5, was first detected at around 7.20pm GMT at Piszkéstető Station Observatory in Hungary by Krisztián Sárneczky.

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  • Astronomer Spotted An Asteroid Just Hours Before It Impacted Earth

    By Eric Mack, Forbes, March 15, 2022

    For just the fifth time ever, astronomers discovered a new asteroid right before it slammed into Earth’s atmosphere. Astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky first spotted the asteroid cataloged as 2022 EB5 on March 11 using the Schmidt telescope at Hungary’s Piszkéstető Observatory. The observations indicate the space rock was likely about the size of a refrigerator and that it impacted the atmosphere to the north of Iceland just a few hours later.

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  • If carbon capture ever gets going in Ontario, where will we put it all?

    By Kaarina Stiff , National Observer, March 12, 2022

    The Ontario government is proposing legislative changes that would open the door to storing carbon dioxide underground in the province, but it’s unclear where the captured greenhouse gas would go. In a discussion paper released in January, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry proposes allowing carbon dioxide storage on Crown land.

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  • ‘Because of COVID’: Western experts weigh in on two years of pandemic

    By Debora Van Brenk, Western News, March 08, 2022

    Last summer, we turned to some of Western’s top researchers on viruses, health, medicine, ethics, education, equity and technology for a digital storytelling package examining some of the pandemic’s challenges and possibilities. Western News recently invited those researchers to look back and look forward, and answer these two questions:

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  • Ukrainian student shares pride for country, family in midst of war

    By Keri Ferguson, Western News, March 03, 2022

    Oleksii Kocheriev longs for peace in his homeland. Oleksii thought his biggest fears in life were behind him – coming to Canada on his own at age 17 and landing an internship were among his greatest concerns – but Russia’s recent invasion of his homeland of Ukraine has brought a chilling perspective. “This is real fear,” he said. “Now I’m fearing for the lives of my family.”

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  • How fear alone can impact birds and lower population growth

    By Richard Collins, Irish Examiner, February 24, 2022

    In a paper just published, Marek Allen and researchers from the University of Western Ontario address this question. They measured the effects of fear on a population of wild song-sparrows. These distant relatives of our own house-sparrow frequent bushes, gardens and roadside hedges throughout North America.

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  • Storing nuclear waste in Finland

    By Sedeer El-Showk, Science, February 23, 2022

    Onkalo—“cavity” or “pit” in Finnish—will be the world’s first permanent disposal site for high-level nuclear waste, and a triumph for Finland.

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  • Saving birds one sticker at a time

    By Bryan Bicknell, CTV News, February 21, 2022

    Brendon Samuels, a PhD candidate in Biology, has designed and is distributing a new static cling decal to warn property owners that the glass windows in their buildings could be putting birds at risk, or kill them.

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  • Emerald ash borer survives Winnipeg's extreme winter weather

    By Nathan Liewicki, CBC News, February 18, 2022

    Invasive beetle species will lead to the demise of ash trees in Manitoba, says biology professor Brent Sinclair.

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