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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:47 AM | Deleted user

    Science North will be launching their brand new attraction, an escape from CortX Labs, on Jan. 20.

    The escape room's theme is that you are a volunteer for a simple research experiment on your brain's ability to problem-solve.

    Sounds innocent enough, but this is definitely not what you signed up for, and now you need to escape. What's more, you need an antidote. Read more

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:44 AM | Deleted user

    Todd Mintz said the title of his latest exhibit — Endurance — is a play on words.

    Every day is a test of endurance for wildlife and every day is either life or death, Mintz said. Endurance is also something Mintz had to practice to get the shots that he did, exploring climates such as the Arctic tundra and hot deserts. 

    "I go from hypothermic to heat exhaustion in this show," Mintz said. "I've dove under the Arctic ice, under icebergs." Read more

  • Friday, December 30, 2016 4:16 PM | Deleted user

    Five experimental beehives are buried under a foot of snow near the top of Science North. There are no familiar sounds of buzzing, but the data these bugs are gathering might help other hives survive future northern Ontario winters. Read more

  • Friday, December 30, 2016 4:14 PM | Deleted user

    Just a few days are left to see Themuseum's quantum exhibit before it packs up to tour the country.

    Quantum: The Exhibition is at the downtown Kitchener museum until Jan. 1.

    "It's a really cool exhibit," said David Marskell, Themuseum's chief executive officer.

    "It allows people to take a peek into the future."

    The exhibit was a collaboration between Themuseum and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.

    It was picked for the federal government's Innovation150, which celebrates 150 years of innovation in Canada as part of the sesquicentennial events. Ottawa provided funding to develop and tour the exhibit. Read more

  • Friday, December 30, 2016 4:11 PM | Deleted user

    Celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial at the Ontario Science Centre with Canada 150: Discovery Way, a new installation that recounts the rich stories behind Canadian discoveries and innovations, and with The Energy Show, a new stage presentation that takes the Centre's iconic Electricity Demonstration to a shocking  new level. To start its Canada 150 celebrations, the Ontario Science Centre is offering free general admission to the first 150 kids (ages 3-12) on January 1, 2017. Read more

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:44 PM | Deleted user

    The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre (LCSC) will be the host of a travelling exhibit for the next couple of months.

    Canada: Day 1, will be in the Border City from Dec. 17 until March 25, 2017. The exhibit is on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, and has been travelling throughout Canada since 2013. Read more

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:41 PM | Deleted user

    The gift of science is being shared this Christmas season.

    The Okanagan Science Centre is distributing 28 one-year family memberships.

    “Twenty-two memberships are being distributed to families in need in Vernon as part of the Salvation Army Christmas hampers,” said Jim Swingle, OSC executive director.

    “Six of the memberships were set aside for refugee families newly arriving in Vernon. Of those, four have been distributed.” Read more

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:33 PM | Deleted user

    A Sudbury, Ont. scientist who works at Science North has made the cut to be on the shortlist as Canada's next astronaut.

    Olathe MacIntyre, a staff scientist at the science centre, is one of 100 people — out of a pool of nearly 4,000 applicants — who could be one of two Canadians to work on the International Space Station. Read more

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:48 PM | Deleted user

    NASA has loaned the museum a rock collected from the last mission to the moon, Apollo 17.

    “It’s actually one of the biggest rocks that was brought back from the moon and then they chopped it up into all sorts of little pieces for different researchers to work on,” said Scott Young of the Manitoba Planetarium.

    The exhibit opens on Wednesday and continues until the end of June. It will also feature a giant globe of the moon, used to train Apollo astronauts to navigate their missions.  Read more

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:41 PM | Deleted user

    Sudbury Food Bank will be rolling into the holidays thanks to an in-kind donation from Science North – a van filled with donations collected by staff at the science centre.

    Guy Labine, Science North CEO, presented the van to food bank executive director Dan Xilon on Friday.

    “We are thrilled to receive this special gift from Science North today," Xilon said in a release. "The Science North team has always been a generous supporter of the (food bank) in many ways over the years.  I guess you can say it’s a scientific fact that the spirit of giving is alive and well at Science North."  Read more

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