Bill Nye Uses Science To Disqualify Racism

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

Bill Nye says since colour is a thing only skin-deep, we had better start treating one another as equals. And yes, it’s the same Bill Nye you’re thinking of. The only Bill Nye. The Bill Nye who knows everything there is to kno...Read More

MLBPA Proposes Extended Season Finish

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

The Players Association (MLBPA) on Sunday rejected the league’s proposal involving players taking additional pay cuts necessitated by an extended period of inactivity that resulted from worldwide public health concerns. Instead, th...Read More

Bettman Reveals NHL Season Finale Format

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The NHL’s Gary Bettman has reached an agreement with the Players’ Association (NHLPA) regarding the way forward for a possible season finale. The format will involve a 24-team playoff specifically designed so as to lead up to...Read More

MLB Considering A Spring Training Return

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is feverishly trying to suss out ways in which the 2020 season can take place given bans on air travel and large gatherings. One idea that seems to be sticking somewhat more effectively than most others is the idea of playing in spring t...Read More

CFL Talks About Season, Grey Cup Changes

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The (CFL), not unlike the majority of leagues the world over, is eager to the point of desperate to salvage as much of the remainder of the current season as possible. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie in an official statement sent to seas...Read More

Jay Bouwmeester On The Mend Says Blues Cap

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

When St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench early in February during a game against the Anaheim Ducks, many feared for the worst. But according to Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester appears to be out of...Read More

Woodbine Makes Changes Following Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Some 37 cases of the have now been reported and confirmed in Ontario, with at least one of those cases in Sudbury. And so, following growing concerns about the spread and impact of the virus on the province and its people, Woodbine Entert...Read More

BC Telescope Provides Insight Into FRBs

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Trying to figure out the exact nature of what they are and where they originate from is not all that different to a celestial game of Clue. Astrophysicists all around the world have been playing a cosmic game of cat and mouse ever since f...Read More

Malindi Elmore May Be Headed For Tokyo

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

B.C. native Malindi Elmore made her Olympic debut some 16 years ago. The year was 2004 and Elmore had qualified to run the 1,500 at the Olympic Games that was hosted by the city of Athens that year. But Elmore missed qualifying for the se...Read More

4 Rovers Set for 2020 Mars Missions

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

For many of us, the imminent arrival of 2020 meant one thing and one thing only: getting to fly around in inner city space in our very own flying car. Complete with UFO-style sunroof of course. This was what had been p...Read More

Music Bringing Coral Reefs Back to Life

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

Underwater speakers are being used to nurse the Great Barrier Reef back to healthy life. As marine biologist Tim Gordon explained, the bustling noise of a functional reef is essential to attract more life. In turn, thi...Read More

New App Leverages Indigenous Inuit Knowledge

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2019

As apps become more commonplace it is time, in the words of Nunavut elder and former MLA Peter Kattuk, for “the harpoon and the computer to work together”. The late hunter, who also previously served as Sanikiluaq...Read More

Indigenous Tribe Turns Solar Into Success

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

The members of a small BC First Nations community are “doing it for themselves”. Members of the Yunesit’in community just to the west of Williams Lake in the region of Chilcotin, BC, have set in motion the making...Read More

Canadian Football League Faces Off-Season Challenges

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

It’s that time of the year again: the Canadian Football League off-season. A time when nothing and everything of significance happens all at once. The current off-season poses a number of interesting challenges and s...Read More

Communities Are Choosing Greener Energy

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

There’s nothing quite like those icy Canadian winter months to cultivate anew a precious appreciation for any conceivable device able to generate heat. Heaters and furnaces and boilers become our new best friends, eq...Read More

Kombucha’s Health Benefits Applauded

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2019

What’s in a name really? A whole lot of confusion apparently, especially when that name is kombucha. The problem with the fermented tea beverage and the cause of all the confusion is that the name of the tea, when tr...Read More

Science On Music Being A Universal Language

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2019

You don’t have to speak German to enjoy a composition by Schumann. This seems reasonable. But to claim that music is indeed a universal language understood across divisions by culture and race and creed is a weighted...Read More

Blue Light Paranoia May Be Exactly That

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

The eye-experts have spoken and its official: there’s no actual science-based evidence suggesting that the blue light radiated by digital screens is actually harmful to our eyes. In fact, according to ophthalmology e...Read More

Canadian Pharmacist Wins Prestigious Award

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

Canada has long been one of the nations at the forefront of the world’s scientific discoveries and advancements. Most recently, a local pharmacist has been honoured with a prestigious international award for his effo...Read More

Project Understood Improves Google Accessibility

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

By 2020, 50% of all Internet searches are expected to be undertaken with voice commands alone. To date an estimated 52 million Google Home devices have been sold but just 4 years from now, in 2023, it’s expected that...Read More

Sabre-Toothed Cat May Have Trudged Canadian Soil

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

A recent find by young scientists associated with the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum indicates the existence of a very special pre-historic cat in the region residents of Alberta now call home. The ...Read More

NASA And ESA Want To Nudge An Asteroid

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

A “planetary defence” mission is no longer a thing of Star Trek fiction. Planet Earth last year only just barely escaped a disastrous encounter with an asteroid the size of a football field. Had an actual near miss...Read More

Mattress Mack MLB Bet May Be Biggest Ever

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2019

So convinced is Houston businessman and owner of the Gallery Furniture chain Jim McIngvale that the Houston Astros will this year perform a repeat stunt of their 2017 MLB World Series Win, that he has wagered what may ...Read More

War On Climate Change Is A Losing Battle

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

The war on climate change is in many ways a war on self. Instead of fighting some external enemy, combatting climate change requires a change of lifestyle; a challenge that has proved itself to be exponentially more da...Read More

Edmonton’s TELUS World Of Science To Expand

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2019

Edmonton’s TELUS World of Science will soon be in a position to offer even more to its visitors thanks to funding allocated to the centre by Canada’s federal government. The funding is earmarked for expansion and a...Read More

CA Pledges $15M To Amazon Fire Fight

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

Raging fires are ripping through South America’s Amazon forests and, says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it would be completely unrealistic of anyone to assume that this particular occurrence is exclusively ...Read More

Playtech Breaks Wimbledon Bets Record

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

Fansof tennis the world over weren’t the only ones revelling in the theatre of sports that was the epic Wimbledon finale between the legend that is Roger Federer and the 2019 men’s final winner, namely Novak Djokov...Read More

DeBues-Stafford Shatters 34-Year Record

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

Canadian track and field champion Gabriela DeBues-Stafford isn’t only super fast out of the staring blocks, but she also has what it takes to keep up the pace, and for all of 1,500 metres to boot. The athlete recentl...Read More

Interactive eSports Experience A First

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

The worlds of gaming and music are connected by an entire sub-sector of mutual fans. And its this passionately shared interest that has sparked a brand new interactive cross-activity collaboration that is being driven by a partnership bet...Read More

Local Tech-Corp May Win The Hyperloop Race

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

Hyperloop technology has been a hot but also very controversial topic of debate for quite some time. Tech-companies have been running the race with vigour, hoping to be the first to come up with the technology needed t...Read More

MLS Gets Approval For NS Rocket-Launch Site

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Nova Scotia may be Canada’s second-smallest province, but it’s also the planned location for the construction of a new rocket-launching facility near Canso. Now that Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has obtained the ...Read More

Science Says Beware The Neuro-Wearable

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Use with caution. Such is the nature of the message preached by neuroscientists following a broad-based overview of some of the wildly fantastic claims made by the manufacturers of wearable “neuro-devices”.  Neuro...Read More

Blue Jays Unhappy About Victoria Day

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2019

To say that Blue Jays fans took a benched Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Victoria Day in their stride would be a complete lie. In fact, quite the opposite had ended up playing itself out. A scheduled rest day certainly wasn...Read More

Canada Spends $1.14M On Garbage Shipment

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

69 containers of rotting garbage, some of them more than 5 years old, will be brought back to Canada from the Philippines at a cost of no less than $1.14 million – and Canada is paying for it. The trash has been a co...Read More

Raptor Kawhi Leonard Beats The Game 7 Buzzer

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

Wise old folk often say that too much of a good thing is no longer any good. We’re taking the liberty of adding: unless your name is Kawhi Leonard. The Toronto Raptors forward recently proved that the legacy of the f...Read More

Toronto’s Travis Dermott Out For 6 Months

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott is headed towards a 6-months no-play break as a result of his having had to undergo surgery to his shoulder. What this means is that the defenseman will not be available to play until at least...Read More

Toronto’s Travis Dermott Out For 6 Months

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott is headed towards a 6-months no-play break as a result of his having had to undergo surgery to his shoulder. What this means is that the defenseman will not be available to...Read More

TOR Scientist Wins Gerhard Herzberg Award

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2019

The discovery and study of what is referred to as ancient Earth water may seem perplexing to some, but the world of science knows full well that understanding our own planet’s oldest resources is only way to unlockin...Read More

Trump Puts A Damper On Canadian Space Dream

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on 28 February that Canada was about to go to the moon thanks to its involvement with NASA’s Lunar Gateway Project, many people celebrated what they deemed to be ...Read More

Minister Outraged By Caster Semenya’s CAS Ruling

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Canada’s Minister of Sport and Science has lashed out at a controversial decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding South African runner and athlete Caster Semenya. The court has denied an appeal l...Read More

Big Bang Molecule Finally Proven To Exist

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

Ever since the theory of the natural existence of the molecule thought to have been formed in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang was formulated in the early 70’s, scientists have been searching for signs of a na...Read More

Canada’s Role In The Event Horizon Telescope

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

The world is abuzz with electric excitement after science finally managed to capture the very first image of an actual black hole. Due to the nature of the gravitational force contained by a black hole, literally anyth...Read More

Runners plunged into darkness

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

For professional track athletes, a successful career is all about utilising every ounce of ability. That in turn means staying alive to the latest training developments. So how might any runner feel about training thei...Read More

The Truth About Bioplastics

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

A Vancouver-based expert on plastics is vying for greater public education about the different kinds of plastics on the market following Ottawa’s recently revealed plans to eliminate all single-use plastic in its governmental operations. ...Read More

Study Reveals Brain’s Risk-Taking Center

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Experiments performed on two monkeys have helped scientists to pinpoint a small part of the brain that plays a crucial role in decision-making processes. The area could also be responsible for the control of risk-ta...Read More