Annual Perseid meteor shower peaks this week: How you can catch some ‘shooting stars’

Looking for a fun, physical-distancing activity in the coming days? The best meteor shower of the…

What the Beirut blast radius would look like if it occurred in Canadian port cities

We know from witnesses and reporting that the massive Beirut explosion earlier this week, which occurred…

NASA drops ‘colonial’ nicknames for distant cosmic objects

A distant, exploding star and an orbiting pair of spiral galaxies will now be known by…

Stuck at home? Try painting what you see in video games. These artists do

When the novel coronavirus hit Montreal and lockdown measures began, Maddy Mathews got into video games.…

Atlantic hurricane forecasts for the coming weeks revised — and not in a good way

Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters…

How microbes could help clean up Nova Scotia’s abandoned mines

Researchers from three Maritime universities are hoping microbes collected from the bottom of a lake near…

Instagram launches TikTok copycat, which it is calling Reels

Facebook’s Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram…

How scientists aim to make a safe COVID-19 vaccine in record time

Vaccine development normally takes years, if not decades. But scientific teams around the world are aiming…

How the pandemic pushed puffin research back years

Machias Seal Island is tiny speck of land isolated out in the Bay of Fundy.  But…