Tag: science

The quest for the perfect child

Is it ethical for parents to be able to choose what their baby will be like through embryo screening?

Professor recognized for scientific breakthrough

Steinberg and his colleagues at the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control at U of T won the honour with their experimental work on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

New, innovative uses for SMS

In 2008, Canadians sent 2.8 billion text messages. By the end of 2009, this number had risen to 3.7 billion messages. With about 122...

Cool jobs in science: I want to be a…

Being a science student isn’t easy. There are pre-labs, labs, lab reports, equations, mechanisms, and endless tests, assignments, and quizzes. To be honest, I...

So you think you know Life Sciences?

From March 11 to 13, the University of Toronto will host its first Canadian University Life Science Challenge (CULSC). Organized on behalf of the U...

Sexy science

I pop Pride and Prejudice into my DVD player. I watch for the millionth time as Mr. Darcy stares into Elizabeth Bennett’s eyes. I...

A robot in my home?

In 2007 Bill Gates wrote the article “A Robot in Every Home” for Scientific American, in which he describes “the emergence of the robotics...

Health Science Complex gets donation

Terrence Donnelly, a philanthropist and retired lawyer, donated $12 million to UTM’s new Health Sciences Complex, which is expected to open in August. This...

The science of humour

What is about jokes that either makes us laugh or roll our eyes? Comedy comes in a variety of forms, from physical comedy to...

The science of advertising

“It only does everything.” “Why buy a mattress anywhere else?” “I’m lovin’ it.” Chances are, you recognize the products and companies those slogans belong to. Everyone knows advertising...

Study reveals environmental impact on sexual vs. asexual reproduction

A recent study done at the University of Toronto, completed by professor Aneil Agrawal and post-doctoral student Lutz Becks of the ecology and evolutionary...

Night owls

In the February 2010 news feature of The Science Daily, a research project regarding the sleep habits of adolescents was reported as discovering a...
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