Eric Solomonson

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Experts say author made drawing, sketched on her school atlas, years before writing Jane Eyre in which protagonist draws herself in similar fashion<p>A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has …

Literature

The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter

By April Holloway<p>Today marks Easter Sunday, a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of …

Podcast: Astrophysicist Katie Mack explains the universe to journalist Glenn Fleishman

We’d all like to know more about the universe, and on Jan. 13, Dr. Katie Mack, a postdoctoral researcher of dark matter, was interviewed at Ada’s …

Rogue Star HIP 85605 on Collision Course with our Solar System, but Earthlings Need Not Worry

It’s known as HIP 85605, one of two stars that make up a binary in the Hercules constellation roughly 16 light years away. And if a recent research …

Alleged exam cheating leads to fraud charges against 2 students in Waterloo

Two Ontario university students have been charged with forgery and fraud after a first-year student allegedly paid a PhD student $900 to write her …

The Quantised World

Schrödinger himself found it hard to accept the probabilistic approach. He invented his famous 'Schrödinger's Cat' thought experiment to demonstrate …

New largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153

(Phys.org)—Researchers have set a new record for the quantum factorization of the largest number to date, 56,153, smashing the previous record of 143 …

Inside Toronto's Uber investigation

On a Monday last month, Luigi Dilorenzo appeared at Uber Toronto's offices, and told the woman at the counter he was interested in becoming an UberX driver. He had submitted an online application three days earlier, and was at the office for training and a background check. Three days later, he was …

Yang–Baxter equation

In physics, the <b>Yang–Baxter equation</b> (or <b>star-triangle relation</b>) is a consistency equation which was first introduced in the field of statistical …