University of Toronto

asteroids

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
Moveable

Electric Cars Make Excellent Autonomous Vehicles—So Why Are Most AVs Gas-Powered?

These engineering students are making an autonomous electric car.
Tracey Lindeman
5.3.18
Dark Matter

Astronomers Can’t Explain Why This New Galaxy Has Hardly Any Dark Matter

Dark matter was thought to be the glue that holds galaxies together, so how did this galaxy end up with hardly any of it?
Daniel Oberhaus
3.28.18
CHIME

This Huge Telescope is Built Like A Halfpipe and Hunts for Dark Energy

Dark energy is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. No one knows what it is.
Jacob Dubé
9.7.17
Cosmic Jam Band

The TRAPPIST-1 Star System Is Alive With the Sound of Music

“The goal is try to convert as many things in space into music as possible.”
Becky Ferreira
5.10.17
uber

Uber’s AI Hub in Pittsburgh Gutted a University Lab—Now It’s in Toronto

Will Uber be a partner in Toronto?
Jordan Pearson
5.9.17
Brain Drain

A New AI Hub In Canada Is Welcoming the Scientists Trump Is Pushing Away

The Vector Institute will focus on AI research and commercialization.
Jordan Pearson
3.29.17
SURVEILLANCE

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”
Farnia Fekri
3.28.17
Canada

This Ice Cream Cone Shaped Creature Finally Has a Home on the Tree of Life

20-year-old Toronto undergrad Joe Moysiuk helped solve a paleontological mystery.
Bryson Masse
1.11.17
Canada

Why Tiny Ripples on Icicles Baffle Scientists

“It’s kind of ironic that we understand exotic things like the Higgs boson particle, [yet] icicles remain mysterious, even in the 21st century.”
Kate Lunau
1.6.17
News

The Science Behind Not Wiping Out on Ice This Winter

A team of researchers is finding out how to make a better boot.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.16
disease

It Took 15 Years to Map Every Gene Interaction in a Yeast Cell

Understanding how thousands of individual yeast genes interact in pairs could expose the underlying genetic bases of human diseases.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.2.16
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