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Once Upon a City: The day the S.S. Noronic turned Toronto’s waterfront into a deadly inferno
Once Upon a City: The day the S.S. Noronic turned Toronto’s waterfront into a deadly inferno | The Star
Previous research has focused on gender discrimination of women in scientific fields and how societal norms influence girls’ career aspirations. The new study is different because it focuses on the strengths of individual students from all over the world. Nature, Parents, Gender Gap, Sociologist, Student Assessment, Gender, Comparative Advantage, Academy Of Sciences, Discrimination
Gender gap in STEM fields could be due to girls’ reading skills, not math ability
Previous research has focused on gender discrimination of women in scientific fields and how societal norms influence girls’ career aspirations. The new study is different because it focuses on the strengths of individual students from all over the world.
a man standing next to an animal skeleton in the middle of a dirt field with other people looking at it
Mammoth bones reveal early human presence in Arctic
In this undated photo provided by researchers on Jan. 12, 2016, volunteer Sergey Gorbunov works at the excavation site of a mammoth carcass in northern Russia's Siberia region near the Kara Sea. The remains from about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known sign of humans in the Arctic.
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The photo that captures two galaxies colliding
This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows two separate galaxies that have collided and are merging into a single structure about 230 million light-years from Earth. .
two men working in a fish tank that is filled with water and yellow buoys
Flipper-powered turtle-robot seeks Baltic sea’s sunken treasure
The Underwater Curious Archaeology Turtle, named in a Facebook contest, paddles around in a laboratory aquarium in Tallinn, Estonia, where the technology is being developed.
a man standing in front of a house that has been blown over by the wind
Is Earth just 2 degrees from disaster?
Temperature rise is expected to worsen the impact of disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which caused serious damage to the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in 2012.
an ancient room with egyptian paintings on the wall
Archeologists hoping King Tut’s tomb holds answer to 3,345-year-old secret
The tomb of King Tut is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, on Tuesday. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said there is a 90 per cent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tut's tomb.
many bees are clustered together on the honeycomb
Scientists on quest for the ultimate Canadian honeybee
A honeybee queen, marked No. 3, surrounded by workers in a hive. When Canadian beekeepers replace lost colonies, the queens often come from Hawaii, California, New Zealand or Australia — places with climates vastly different from ours.
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The black hole that swallowed a star — and burped a bit back up
The universe in false color imagery
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A microscopic ‘zoo’ is found deep, deep underground
A scanning electron microscopy image shows a nematode moving amid a filmy structure called biofilm. The nematodes are part of the "veritable zoo" of multicellular creatures living in the wet rock fissures of the gold and diamond mines of the Witwaterstrand Basin of South Africa.
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Historic Rocket Landing
Amazon founder’s reusable rocket lands safely after launch | Toronto Star
a man is holding a globe in front of a space station structure that looks like a spaceship
Toronto innovation award winner talks galaxies, existentialism and life on Mars
George Conidis in the lab at York University. On Nov. 24, Conidis was presented with an award for outstanding innovation by Mitacs, a research not-for-profit.
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Swimming vs slithering sperm
Sperm show U of T researchers a new trick: slithering | Toronto Star
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New Earthlike planet discovered — just 39 light-years away
This artist’s conception shows GJ 1132b, foreground, a rocky planet similar to Earth in size and mass, orbiting a red dwarf star.
a group of fish swimming in the water
See-through fish offer clear advantage to drug researchers
In hundreds of bubbling tanks jamming two rooms at the College St. facility, the scientists are creating dozens of lines of genetically modified zebra fish that will aid in new drug testing.