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When do we stop looking for life on Mars? Professor Jack McConnell on the MATMOS project

When do we stop looking for life on Mars? Professor Jack McConnell on the MATMOS project

Will we ever be able to say there is nothing alive on Mars? asked Stephen Strauss in a¬†column for CBC News online Oct. 8: Exactly how do we decide when it's time to end the focus on our planetary neighbour and turn our primary exploratory efforts elsewhere? I ask in part because a casual reader […]

Video: Paul Delaney speaks to CTV about odds of planet-killing asteroids and northern lights display

Video: Paul Delaney speaks to CTV about odds of planet-killing asteroids and northern lights display

Paul Delaney, senior lecturer and director of the Division of Natural Science in the Faculty of Science & Engineering, spoke to CTV News July 31 about a potentially planet-killing asteroid that may collide with Earth in 2182 -- 172 years from now. Delaney says that while the impact would be equivalent to the asteroid believed […]

York scientists monitoring pollution from space win aeronautics award

York scientists monitoring pollution from space win aeronautics award

York University researchers who designed and built a miniature space-borne pollution monitor are part of a team of Canadians being honoured with a 2010 Alouette Award from the Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI). The annual prize, one of the top accolades for the advancement of space technology in Canada, was awarded Tuesday to the […]

Undergrads win a rare chance to do research

Undergrads win a rare chance to do research

Last summer, a number of York undergraduates won the chance to spend their 16-week break doing research and getting paid for it. Funded by national grants, they worked with York biology and chemistry professors on projects ranging from how wood thrushes care for their young to how to reduce carbon dioxide¬†in the atmosphere. They were […]