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A major energy breakthrough

There’s nothing like waking up after a long weekend to learn that while you were busy throwing small bean bags onto a wooden board for points, scientists were making history.  

Driving the news: Scientists have achieved net energy gain in a nuclear fusion reaction for the second time, marking progress towards harnessing a new sustainable energy source.

The race to replace the ISS

In space, no one can hear you scream… about how great your business venture is going!

What happened: Airbus is teaming up with space-tech start-up Voyager in a bid to replace the International Space Station (ISS), which is set to be decommissioned by 2031.  

Plastic is a dish best served cold

Sorry to break the news, Barbie fans, but not everything about plastic is fantastic. 

Driving the news: Per Wired, a study into the release of plastics from food containers has found that microwaving can blast millions of bits of plastic, called microplastics, and even tinier nanoplastics, into your food—and the hotter the conditions, the more plastic leaks in. 

Superconductor, super-controversy

In the world of science, just like in infomercials, if something seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance it is. 

Driving the news: Some scientists are sounding the alarm over fishy details and inconsistencies in research papers published by a South Korean team claiming the discovery of a room-temperature ambient-pressure superconductor, per Scientific American

Space… the final (commercial) frontier

Space startup Vast has partnered with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch a school bus-sized space station into orbit by 2025, as private companies race to capture low-orbit real estate.

The Moon is open for business

Top travel destinations for 2023: Venice, Maui, Seoul, and… the Moon?

NASA picks its space Canuck

For Ontario’s Jeremy Hansen, the sky is not the limit. NASA is sending him to deep space.

The most super superconductor of them all

Imagine this: A future where your phone battery is so good that you never have to get through the day on a 10% charge again.

Science Advisor looks skyward

The Chief Science Advisor of Canada wants to get to the bottom of this UFO business.

Better computing through brain power

A new paper in Frontiers in Science details one research group’s case for organoid intelligence—the practice of using tiny clumps of human stem cells to power computers.