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Gravitational Waves Seen Being Born for the First Time

Oct 16, 2017, National Geographic Australia

Around 130 million years ago, two dead stars violently collided and set off a sequence of events that, over the last two months, have whipped astronomers on Earth into an absolute frenzy.

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CIFAR announces 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Oct 12, 2017, CIFAR

Congratulations to Prof. Daryl Haggard who is one of 15 exceptional early career investigators joining the 2017 cohort of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program.

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New Telescope Could Solve Mystery Of Deep-Space Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

Sep 12, 2017, Forbes

A unique new Canadian radio-telescope could solve the mystery behind so-called ‘fast radio bursts’ (FRBs) from deep space.

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Astronomers find fast-spinning 'clocks in the sky' using gaming tech

Sep 11, 2017, CBC News

Astronomers have discovered the fastest-spinning pulsar in our galactic disc, making it the second-fastest known — and they did it using gaming technology.

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

Sep 7, 2017, Motherboard

Today, a giant radio telescope in Western Canada is being turned on to begin its mission tracking the expanding growth of the universe. Scientists hope to find out more about the mysterious force behind this accelerating expansion—what they call dark energy. This makes up the majority of the universe, but we have no idea what it is.

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