Brian Bridson

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Yukon inventor opens the door to year-round growing

The Yukon Research Centre is growing plants through the winter in a project that could revolutionize the availability of fresh food in the north.<p>The …

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Sex or sleep: Which would you choose? - Today's Parent

Photo: Jori Bolton<p><i>Follow along as Ottawa-based sports reporter Ian Mendes writes about the joys of raising daughters, Elissa and Lily, with wife,</i> …

How Hands Hold Babies' Attention

Around our house, when two people are looking at the same thing, it’s usually a cute baby. Joint attention happens when two people are focused on the same object, and babies start to understand it very early on. Great apes, horses, and dogs (<i>why yes, that’s my food dish. I see we’re both looking at</i> …

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Why Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to reason with America's creationists | Zack Kopplin

Tonight's debate between Nye and the head of the Creation Museum is yet another effort to ensure US children learn science<p>Tonight Bill Nye the Science Guy will debate Ken Ham, president of the Creation Museum. Ham believes the earth was created 6,000 years ago and fossils were formed in Noah's …

New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

Not that you anticipated otherwise<p>Did you see <i>Gravity</i>? Ha, lame. Remember in October 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped 23 miles <i>out of the sky</i> above Roswell, safely parachuting back to terra firma? There's new, first-person footage of that out. Look at it! Marvel at humanity's …

Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—or Get Out of My Office

If there is an issue more controversial and fraught with anger and frustration for pediatricians than the question of vaccine safety, I can’t think …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Materials From Carl Sagan's College Courses Now Available Online

Are you ready for Astronomy 170 with Professor Sagan?<p>I'm looking at the very first problem astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan assigned to one of his Harvard University classes in 1965. I'm already stumped. Can you do it? Sagan asked his students to derive the equation for the theoretical …

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Ask Anything: What Does Water Taste Like?

H2-oh-so-tasty<p>For thousands of years, philosophers claimed that water had no flavor. It’s the baseline for the sense of taste, they said—a starting point and null condition. What water is to tongues, darkness is to eyes and silence is to ears. “The natural substance water per se tends to be …

A New Supernova Caught in the Act

Supernovas drive astronomers crazy: they’re rare, they’re unpredictable and when one does go off, it can happen at the most inopportune time. One of …

Physicists say energy can be teleported 'without a limit of distance'

A team of physicists has proposed a way of teleporting energy over long distances. The technique, which is purely theoretical at this point, takes …

Easy New Ways To Make Stem Cells, With A Squeeze Or A Dip

Just shy of 10 years after scientists first made embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells, another team finds a totally different way to do it.<p>Yeah, sometimes when I'm stressed out, it makes me wish I were a kid again, too.<p>A team of scientists has discovered a way to transform adult cells into …

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Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

At least, not as we've defined them. In a new paper, Hawking says that one of the defining features of black holes — the complete inability of even …

Is our Sun falling silent?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534396742_903b7bf7faab2e215a1b14544d439063<p><b>"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the</b> …

No room for nuance in Harper’s Mideast

Ever since 1947, when Canada voted at the United Nations in favour of the partition of Palestine to create the state of Israel, every Canadian government has supported that state.<p>Liberals and Progressive Conservatives anchored Canada's Middle East policy in Israel's legitimacy, admired its …

Google Introduces its Smart Contact Lens Project for Diabetics

Google has today introduced its smart contact lens project to help diabetics measure their glucose levels, without having to prick their fingers for …

How Life Began: New Clues From New Worlds

The odds that the universe is bursting with life seem to be getting better all the time. Astronomers recently announced that there could be an …

Why brighter stars at this time of year?

No matter where you are on Earth on December, January and February evenings, you’re looking toward bright stars in our local spiral arm.<p>As seen …

Do You See What I See? Kids' Visual Memory Works In Mysterious Ways

When kids look around, how much are they taking in about the objects that surround them? Scientists have recently devised new ways to peer inside little kid brains and figure out how their visual working memory works. They found that although young kids use the same parts of the brain to record …

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

The Danger of Nigeria's New Miracle River

Miracles come in all shapes and sizes: sometimes it’s a cat wandering home after years away; sometimes it’s an all-powerful deity impregnating a young virgin with a clone of himself.<p>Surprisingly often, though, the miracle involves the magical healing power of water. Consider what’s currently …

Building Steam: What we know about Valve’s new game machines

When Valve Corp. announced its ambitious plan last summer to use its success on the PC as a springboard into conquering the living room with PC-like Steam Machines, gamer reaction generally fell into one of two camps: excited anticipation or cynical skepticism.<p>Will this relative outsider, which has …

Mexico urges vigilantes to stand down in drug gang conflict

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico’s government on Monday pledged to take control of a violent western state after days of fighting between masked vigilantes and members of one of the country’s most powerful drug cartels.<p>Vigilantes block the road after hearing rumours on a possible ambush in …