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Western hosts national conference to tap space as asset

Western hosts national conference to tap space as asset

When former Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains launched the new Canadian space strategy in 2019, a core recommendation was designating space as a national asset for Canada. Considering Canada is the second largest country, boasts …

Calling all ‘space oddities’ to Asteroid Day

Calling all ‘space oddities’ to Asteroid Day

Join Western as it celebrates its fourth annual Asteroid Day from 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Geosciences Collection Curator Alysha McNeil will be in attendance to inspect potential meteorites.

Research resets timeline for life on Mars

Research resets timeline for life on Mars

Western researchers, leading an international team, have shown that the first ‘real chance’ of Mars developing life started early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the Red Planet.

Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

A poor diet might be damaging more than your waistline – it might be leading to cognitive decline and poor memory, according to Western-led research released this week.

Students land project – after a lost year

Students land project – after a lost year

One year ago today, a team of Western graduate students launched a high-altitude balloon (HAB) 20 km into space with the lofty goal of studying the Earth’s stratosphere. The launch was a success. The retrieval not so much – at least until last week.

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

While a majority of students tend to ignore online feedback from professors, it matters the least to those who need it the most. However, inspiration for a solution might be as simple as a trip to the local grocery store, according to researchers from Western and Queen’s University Belfast.

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Sufferers of a common spine disease affecting one-third of North American men over 50 may find hope in new therapies and treatments thanks to a breakthrough from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from the Bone and Joint Institute.

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but those implants don’t last forever. Even the latest smart implants wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations and require revision surgery.

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows how black widow spiders’ body dynamics and posture help them decode important vibrations that travel through their webs and up their legs.

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. Now he has gone and found one – although, at about 700 light years from Earth, it would be a tough commute. The Western University graduate student has teamed with Paul Wiegert, Graduate Program...

Calling all ‘space oddities’ to Asteroid Day

Calling all ‘space oddities’ to Asteroid Day

Join Western as it celebrates its fourth annual Asteroid Day from 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Geosciences Collection Curator Alysha McNeil will be in attendance to inspect potential meteorites.

Research resets timeline for life on Mars

Research resets timeline for life on Mars

Western researchers, leading an international team, have shown that the first ‘real chance’ of Mars developing life started early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the Red Planet.

Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

A poor diet might be damaging more than your waistline – it might be leading to cognitive decline and poor memory, according to Western-led research released this week.

Students land project – after a lost year

Students land project – after a lost year

One year ago today, a team of Western graduate students launched a high-altitude balloon (HAB) 20 km into space with the lofty goal of studying the Earth’s stratosphere. The launch was a success. The retrieval not so much – at least until last week.

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

While a majority of students tend to ignore online feedback from professors, it matters the least to those who need it the most. However, inspiration for a solution might be as simple as a trip to the local grocery store, according to researchers from Western and Queen’s University Belfast.

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Sufferers of a common spine disease affecting one-third of North American men over 50 may find hope in new therapies and treatments thanks to a breakthrough from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from the Bone and Joint Institute.

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but those implants don’t last forever. Even the latest smart implants wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations and require revision surgery.

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows how black widow spiders’ body dynamics and posture help them decode important vibrations that travel through their webs and up their legs.

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. Now he has gone and found one – although, at about 700 light years from Earth, it would be a tough commute. The Western University graduate student has teamed with Paul Wiegert, Graduate Program...