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Fun Fact!

Book CoverDid you know that there are 25 privately funded teams in a race to claim a 30 million Google Lunar X Prize? The first team to safely land a robot on the moon and explore its surface will win!

What's New for 2013!

Book CoverSince the world did not end on December 21st and we have another year ahead of us, what can we look forward to in terms of science in 2013?

The 2012 Geminid meteor shower

The 2012 Geminid meteor shower is fast approaching and will peak on the 13/14 and will probably still be going strong on the 14/15. 

The End of the World As We Know It?

Do you know what’s going to happen on December 21st 2012? Various websites and books have been claiming that some sort of catastrophic or cosmic event will happen, but is this really true?


The world has become easier to grasp and easier to deal with since we have, or at least most of us have, owned up to be avid followers of the "FOR DUMMIES" manuals to get us through the trials and tribulations of pretty much everything.

Buggy for Butterflies!

Book Cover ImageWhile not all of us love bugs, most Canadians can agree that butterflies are beautiful! Lepidopterists, scientists who study butterflies, are looking for Canadians to help them observe, photograph and track butterflies in our communities.

Energy in Ontario

Book Cover ImageAre we in an energy crisis? What will the energy strategy for Ontario look like? How can we find a balance between providing the growing energy requirements in our province while meeting the need to reduce emissions to preserve our environment for the future?

Science Here and Now!

Asteroids, the Earth and our Solar System!

Asteroids are perhaps best known for the hazards they might pose to our planet.  But very few asteroids are dangerous. 

Straight to the Moon!

When Ralph Kramden (of the Honeymooners) use to say "Straight to the moon, Alice" it was an inconceiveable notion at the time that anyone could or would ever land on the moon.  Well, we have come a long way and we have not only landed on the moon but the possibility of space tourism with a base on the moon is conceivable and less far-fetched then it was even a decade ago.