This Week in Science
COVID-19 and Pets As we plan for the months and years ahead, it's important to know how the animals around us might contract or spread COVID-19. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, while your beloved dog or cat can become infected, it seems very unlikely it will pass the virus on to you. Apr 26, 2020, 12:08 PM
LATEST EPISODES
Slapping Chicken It's a physics lesson tucked into an internet meme... could you cook a chicken just by slapping it? NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, not only is the answer "yes"... somebody actually did it. Apr 10, 2021, 08:44 AM
Llukalkan Long ago, around the time when the Tyrannosaurus rex was terrorizing North America, a different kind of predator was roaming the lands of South America. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us what we know about this newly-discovered species. Apr 04, 2021, 08:18 AM
Theia A new proposal out of Arizona State University may connect two big scientific mysteries... one about the Moon, and another about two huge blobs of rock deep below the Earth's surface. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, it may all link back to an ancient planetary crash. Apr 03, 2021, 08:13 AM
Standard Model There's been an exciting development at the giant particle-smashing machine near Geneva. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains how years of study into the so-called "beauty quark" might send a leading scientific theory back to the drawing board. Mar 27, 2021, 08:49 AM
Neutrinos The largest and deepest lake in the world is now home to a sophisticated telescope... one designed to detect the tiniest particles in the known universe. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains how the study of neutrinos may answer some key outstanding questions in science. Mar 21, 2021, 10:44 AM
Lunar Ark Whether it's human-caused or something out of our control... it pays to have an insurance policy in the event of a global apocalypse. And as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, one researcher is pitching a plan to build what's essentially Noah's Ark under the surface of the Moon. Mar 20, 2021, 08:09 AM
Metalens Some of the most prestigious tech colleges in America have reinvented a fundamental part of nearly every camera in existence -- the lens. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, not only can these new lenses shift focus without moving, they're almost totally flat. Feb 27, 2021, 09:01 AM
Antarctic Life Time and time again, scientists out in the field stumble across strange creatures in places you would never expect. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports on the latest example, from hundreds of metres below the Antarctic ice. Feb 20, 2021, 11:06 AM
Semaglutide Few medical conditions have been more obsessed over than obesity... and despite countless bogus claims of miracle cures, real treatments are currently either extreme or ineffective. But as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, a drug already being used to treat type 2 diabetes may prove to be a game-changer. Feb 14, 2021, 11:04 AM
Chris Hadfield A whole new era of space flight has begun, with private companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic launching missions previously only achievable by global superpowers. And one of the people helping them do it is the first Canadian to ever walk in space. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering is catching up with retired spaceman Chris Hadfield in this special edition of This Week in Science. Feb 13, 2021, 11:22 AM
Goodnight Moon This past week, with the world's astronomer's looking on, a mini-moon which had been orbiting the Earth since November made it's final close approach to our planet. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us what we know about where this "second moon" came from, and where it's off to now. Feb 07, 2021, 08:49 AM
Spider Invasion For many, it's a reminder to never, ever move to Australia -- viral images of homes being inundated with hundreds of large spiders. But as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains, the reason for these invasions is as harmless as the spiders themselves. Feb 06, 2021, 08:27 AM
Stupendously Large What if -- somewhere out in space -- there was a black hole many times more massive than our Milky Way? NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, astrophysicists have started to consider these hypothetical giants... which may be as old as the universe itself. Jan 30, 2021, 08:53 AM
Ceres Megasatellite Off-Earth human colonies are no longer science fiction. NASA plans to have people living on the Moon within the decade, and several crewed missions to Mars will pave the way towards building a colony there. But as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us, one scientist has a different location in mind -- the largest object in the asteroid belt. Jan 24, 2021, 08:44 AM
Super-puff Astronomy has been around for thousands of years, but it's only been over the past few decades that we've started to catalogue some of the planets outside this solar system. And that work continues to produce surprises. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports on a type of gas giant affectionately known as a "super-puff." Jan 23, 2021, 11:43 AM