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asteroids

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Comedian Jim Jefferies Finally Shut Up Jordan Peterson

Meanwhile, when not getting schooled by a comedian, the free speech crusader launched a defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees.
VICE Staff
6.21.18
Moveable

Electric Cars Make Excellent Autonomous Vehicles—So Why Are Most AVs Gas-Powered?

These engineering students are making an autonomous electric car.
Tracey Lindeman
5.3.18
Dark Matter

Astronomers Can’t Explain Why This New Galaxy Has Hardly Any Dark Matter

Dark matter was thought to be the glue that holds galaxies together, so how did this galaxy end up with hardly any of it?
Daniel Oberhaus
3.28.18
University

Why Campus Sex Assault Victims Launch Human Rights Complaints

U of T student Tamsyn Riddle is not alone in a cross-country fight seeking justice for mishandled investigations.
Jade Blair
9.20.17
CHIME

This Huge Telescope is Built Like A Halfpipe and Hunts for Dark Energy

Dark energy is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. No one knows what it is.
Jacob Dubé
9.7.17
Cosmic Jam Band

The TRAPPIST-1 Star System Is Alive With the Sound of Music

“The goal is try to convert as many things in space into music as possible.”
Becky Ferreira
5.10.17
uber

Uber’s AI Hub in Pittsburgh Gutted a University Lab—Now It’s in Toronto

Will Uber be a partner in Toronto?
Jordan Pearson
5.9.17
Brain Drain

A New AI Hub In Canada Is Welcoming the Scientists Trump Is Pushing Away

The Vector Institute will focus on AI research and commercialization.
Jordan Pearson
3.29.17
SURVEILLANCE

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”
Farnia Fekri
3.28.17
immigration

Student Refugees Explain What It's Like to Start a New Life in the West

We asked some refugees attending college in Canada about their experiences so far. No one complained about winter.
Madi Fuller
1.17.17
Canada

This Ice Cream Cone Shaped Creature Finally Has a Home on the Tree of Life

20-year-old Toronto undergrad Joe Moysiuk helped solve a paleontological mystery.
Bryson Masse
1.11.17
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