Mark Grieve

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The 38 Essential Toronto Restaurants

Where to find juicy kebabs, tinga-stuffed quesadillas, and double-dredged fried chicken sandwiches in Canada’s largest city<p>If you land in Toronto and absolutely cannot wait to eat, get a hot dog. While Canada's largest city hasn't really adopted the global street-food trend, hot dog carts are …

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Q: Will CERN awaken the Elder Gods?

<b>Physicist</b>: At the risk of over-simplifying the situation; yes, absolutely.<p>For years dark and unexplainable events have been the norm in particle …

How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

Introduction: How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine<p>Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and …

How ENSO leads to a cascade of global impacts

ENSO arises from changes across the tropical Pacific Ocean. So why does ENSO affect the climate over sizable portions of the globe, including some …

Vermont Backcountry Skiers Unite

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2014<p>By voicing input, the VTBC hopes to ensure lines like this remain untouched and management of such remains …

What are gravitational waves?

Gravitational waves are ripples that carry energy across the universe. They were predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1916 as a consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. Although there is strong circumstantial evidence for their existence, gravitational waves have not been directly …

'Huge' Physics Finding Supports Big Bang Theory

First evidence of gravitational waves sheds light on the creation of the universe.<p>Scientists announced today (March 17) that they had found the first direct evidence of the dramatic expansion that created the known universe, known as cosmic inflation, or the "bang" in the Big Bang. This dramatic …

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Primordial gravitational wave discovery heralds 'whole new era' in physics

Scientists have heralded a "whole new era" in physics with the detection of "primordial gravitational waves" – the first tremors of the big bang.<p>The minuscule ripples in space-time are the last prediction of Albert Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity to be verified. Until now, there has …

Astronomers Just Detected the Beginning of the Big Bang

Radio astronomers operating telescopes at the South Pole said Monday that they've discovered evidence that the universe ballooned out of the Big Bang …

U.S.A. vs. Canada, Avy Ed Edition

Avalanche educational offerings are as diverse in North America as the snowflakes falling from the sky. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. …

Coolest paper airplane ever and the plane nut who built it (Q&A)

There are airplane nuts, and then there is Luca Iaconi-Stewart. Since 2008, the now 22-year-old has been crafting a scale-model of a Boeing 777-300ER. Out of manila folders.<p>Though he took off two years from the project while he was in school, Iaconi-Stewart has pretty much devoted his time to the …

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists found.<p>The task gives …

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary - January 4, 2014

Born and raised on Canadas east coast, Ryan moved progressively westward looking for the adventures that have defined his photography for the past …

The Best Travel Apps to Enhance Your Next Getaway

Organizing a summer vacation can take a lot of hard work before you set off, from getting to the gate on time to finding fun activities at your destination. These mobile apps are here to help.<p>Booking travel online can be done as easily from your mobile phone as it is from a desktop computer. These …

Best portable mini Bluetooth speakers

They're small. They're portable. And they're breeding. Yes, the mini wireless Bluetooth speaker has come of age, and it seems as if every week we see a new model hit the market.<p>They come in all shapes and styles and some are more rugged than others. But all of them stream audio from your …

7 Space Simulators That Let You Explore the Universe

1. Space Engine<p>2. Universe Sandbox<p>3. Orbiter 2010<p>4. The Solar System: Explore Your Backyard<p>5. Celestia<p>6. WorldWide Telescope<p>7. Kerbal Space …

Fertile Crescent: Farming started in several places at once, researchers report

For decades archaeologists have been searching for the origins of agriculture. Their findings indicated that early plant domestication took place in …

Earth is closer to the edge of Sun's habitable zone

The Earth could be closer than previously thought to the inner edge of the Sun’s habitable zone, according to a new study by planetary scientists in …

Do dark-matter discs envelop galaxies?

A new type of dark matter that could strongly interact with regular matter to form large discs that would overlap galaxies like our own has been …

Roman Seawater Concrete Holds the Secret to Cutting Carbon Emissions | Berkeley Lab

Drill core of volcanic ash-hydrated lime mortar from the ancient port of Baiae in Pozzuloi Bay. Yellowish inclusions are pumice, dark stony fragments …

Packed star system may have three habitable super-Earths

But conditions depend on atmosphere and reflection coefficient.<p>The number of potentially habitable planets continues to grow. This week, a team of …

The enigmatic life of J Robert Oppenheimer

Ray Monk spent 11 years working on his new biography of J Robert Oppenheimer, entitled <i>Inside the Centre</i>. In this podcast, he shares his understanding …

How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

Milky Way's Local Arm Larger Than Previously Thought

INDIANAPOLIS — Our home in the Milky Way could be much larger than ever thought before, according to a new study.<p>Astronomers using the National …

Quantum Entanglement Experiment Reconfirms Physics Phenomenon Einstein Called 'Spooky'

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/22/2013 07:49 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The weird way entangled particles stay connected even when separated by large distances — a phenomenon Albert Einstein called "spooky" — has been confirmed once again, this time with a key loophole in the …

Photos of the Don Valley flood on Instagram

It rained in Toronto last night. In fact, it rained so much that the mighty Don River, tamed and restrained south of Bloor for so many years, rose …

Are Jupiter’s moons our best chance to find alien life?

We have good reason to believe that some of Jupiter’s moons could have life. A new probe mission aims to head there and find out.<p>Opportunity, the older (and smaller) rover cousin of Curiosity made the headlines last week when it discovered more conditions that could have supported life on Mars in …

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Astronomers Spot A Planet Using Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.<p>A different algorithm for discovering planets recently proved its mettle, identifying a new planet that's like a bigger, hotter Jupiter.<p>A team of astronomers from Israel, the U.S. …

A Rogers Pass Guidebook

Skiing Rogers Pass. PHOTO: BRUNO LONG<p><b>Words: Bruno Long</b><p>Once described on a Canadian Pacific Railway advertising poster as “50 Switzerlands in One,” …