Alexandra wolfe

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Doctor Who trades epic for personal in a poignant finale

This story was never about Gallifrey. As far as the Doctor is concerned, his home planet is somewhere between a distraction and a means to an end. …

Ottawa startup PageCloud's plan to take on Wordpress and Squarespace

Last week, I sat down with Craig Fitzpatrick, the CEO of PageCloud, a web hosting company that aims to reinvent the design and development process of …

Polling opens in Argentina's presidential runoff

Polls have opened in Argentina's runoff presidential election that could see an end to 12 years of leftist rule. Mauricio Macri, the pro-business …

Stellar Graveyard Reveals Clues About Milky Way's Ancient Birth

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered far back in time, detecting clues about how the Milky Way galaxy came together, shortly after the universe's …

Russian thieves made off with a full bomb's worth of highly enriched uranium

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Rojava's Democratic, Feminist Revolution a Source of Hope Among Horror

Members of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) converse with each other on August 11, 2015. In the Rojava region of Syria, despite the …

Meet the People Who Dream of Building a Space Elevator

In his 1979 novel <i>Fountains of Paradise,</i> Arthur C. Clarke described an impossibly tall tower that would ferry humans from the Earth’s surface into …

A nearby dark matter galaxy?

Measurements of the velocities of just six stars in a galaxy of only 1,000 visible stars suggest the highest concentration of dark matter of any …

Scientists produce graphene 100 times cheaper than ever before

Since first being synthesized by Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov at the University of Manchester in 2004, there has been an extensive effort to …

Nanotech

Quantum entanglement achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics. It says that two …