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Experts on recommendation to legalise euthanasia in Canada

John Kerr posted in on November 23rd, 2011.

Last week, the Royal Society of Canada released the final report of their expert panel on end-of-life decision making. The report lists several recommendations, among them that assisted suicide and euthanasia be legalized. The report is available here. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre Canada collected the following comments: Wayne Sumner, Emeritus Professor of […]

Experts Respond: Canadians on Kiwi connection to local quake risks

John Kerr posted in on May 5th, 2011.

Experts have been examining the earthquake risks in Canada and how best to prepare for one – drawing on lessons learned in New Zealand’s Canterbury earthquakes. The recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan have understandably led to local concern about geological hazards in other parts of the world.  Our colleagues at the Canadian SMC […]

Antiproton successfully trapped for first time

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2010.

The ALPHA Project, of which 15 Canadians are a part, is working at CERN’s antiproton decelerator facility in Switzerland. The team has, for the first time, been able to capture and hold atoms of antihydrogen, allowing them to be studied in detail.  This will allow future experiments to proceed, including examining properties like the absorption […]

Canadian SMC about to get off the ground

Peter Griffin posted in on October 27th, 2009.

The Science Media Centre of Canada is most likely the next branch of the SMC network to open for business, as this backgrounder in Canadian publication University Affairs indicates. I met the Canadian team behind the Canadian SMC venture, including veteran Canadian science reporter Peter Calamai, at the World Conference of Science Journalists in London […]

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