NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts is famous for supporting outlandish ideas in the astronomy and space exploration fields. Since being re-established in 2011, the institute has supported a wide variety of projects as part of its three-phase program. However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one of … Read more

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis, and BK Lyncis? No, they’re not members of a boy band in ancient Rome. They’re Cataclysmic Variables, binary stars that are so close together one star draws material from its sibling. This causes the pair to vary wildly in brightness. Can planets exist in this … Read more

Six TSX dividend stocks that benefit from the soaring US dollar

Six TSX dividend stocks that benefit from the soaring US dollar

What are we looking for? Sustainable Canadian dividends bolstered by the high-flying US dollar. The screen We’ve long recommended that Canadian investors have some 20 per cent to 30 per cent of their portfolios in US stocks. That’s for the quality of top US stocks, especially in the consumer and manufacturing sectors. Still, it’s also … Read more

British PM Boris Johnson insists he will not quit despite mounting resignations, rebellion in his party

British PM Boris Johnson insists he will not quit despite mounting resignations, rebellion in his party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, on July 6.Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Britain’s Boris Johnson defied pressure from senior ministers and a mounting rebellion within his party to quit on Wednesday, vowing to stay on as prime minister and fight off any attempts to oust him. After more than 30 resignations … Read more

Unvaccinated disproportionately risk safety of those vaccinated against COVID-19, study shows

Unvaccinated disproportionately risk safety of those vaccinated against COVID-19, study shows

A person wears a mask as most people surrounding them did not, as the Toronto Raptors play in Toronto, on March 24. Government-led public-health measures such as vaccine passports and mask mandates are lifting across the country, with the public being told to assess and manage personal risk.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press People who have not … Read more