Letters to the Editor

Praise for mindfulness, a new ultra-cool record, concerns about the hidden labour pool

Photo by Amanda Keenan

Physics That’s Practically Fun

Students give high marks to a new kind of science lab

Photo by Cindy Blazevic

The Universe in a Lab

Physics undergrad Aysha Abdel-Aziz is making her own unique contribution to a massive international research project

Photo Courtesy of NASA, NASAIMAGES.org

Life on Mars?

Scientists are trying to determine if methane in the Martian atmosphere came from living organisms


Iciclology 101

Most icicles have the same carrot shape. But differences in temperature, wind conditions and water composition affect their final form


Now that the Large Hadron Collider is working, U of T physicists are preparing to sift through mountains of data in search of the elusive Higgs boson

The True Nature of Time

A century after Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, scientists are still debating how time works

Cool Computing

A new kind of optical switch could allow computers to run 100 times faster – without overheating

Big Blue

U of T and IBM are assembling Canada’s most powerful supercomputer

God’s Laboratory

This spring, an international team of physicists, including several from U of T, will launch the most ambitious science experiment ever devised. Their goal: to unlock the secrets of the universe

Something in the Air

An international research team has found traces of phosgene in the atmosphere

Oceans on Mars

Ridges on the red planet might have been shorelines

Foiled Again

Prof develops quantum cryptography method that could improve Internet security

The Iceberg Cometh

Ocean tides dislodged huge Arctic icebergs, contributing to climate cooling thousands of years ago

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