This Week in Science
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Plastic Eater Millions of tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans and landfills each year, and even if we catch it all, a lot of it is tough to recycle. But as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, something found under a trash heap in Germany could lead to a solution. Apr 04, 2020, 10:21 AM
The First Ancestor The vast, sprawling branches of the human family tree must have all originated from somewhere. And now, as we hear from NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering, a big early link in that evolutionary chain has been identified in South Australia. Mar 28, 2020, 10:15 AM
Studying Coronavirus There's still a lot we don't know about the way the new coronavirus behaves, but scientists around the world have been making rapid progress. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering is looking over some new research about how long the virus can survive on objects... and in the air. Mar 21, 2020, 12:56 PM
Biggest Explosion Try to imagine an explosion so big, you could line up 15 Milky Way galaxies in the crater it left behind. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, that's exactly what astronomers have detected some 390 million light-years away. Mar 15, 2020, 11:39 AM
Finding Planets Discovering distant worlds might seem like something only the world's top astronomers can do, but in fact, average people do it all the time. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains how with the help of a UBC student who found several planets herself. Mar 14, 2020, 11:54 AM
Urban Seagulls If you've ever had seagulls move in on your lunch, you may have wondered why the birds choose to steal instead of finding their own food. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, scientists in England have been working on this very question. Mar 08, 2020, 11:35 AM
Freeman Dyson On Feb. 28, the world quietly lost Freeman Dyson, a math prodigy, influential physicist, and technological visionary. He was 96. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us about some of the ideas and innovations which contribute to his legacy. Mar 07, 2020, 12:53 PM
Electricity From Air What if there was a way to produce low-cost, pollution-free power, 24/7, without requiring heat, wind, or sunlight? NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, scientists in the U.S. have made that very discovery. Mar 01, 2020, 10:46 AM
Car-sized Turtle Long before the first humans showed up on Earth, a turtle the size of a mid-sized car roamed the wetlands of South America. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports we're now learning more about the creature whose very name means "amazing." Feb 29, 2020, 08:38 AM
Too Many Satellites This past week, SpaceX successfully sent another 60 satellites into orbit as part of a constellation that could one day number in the tens of thousands. But as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains, every device we place into the sky ratchets up astronomers' concerns. Feb 22, 2020, 12:01 PM
Mammoth Inbreeding Thanks to the work a few American scientists, we're learning more than ever about the final days of the last woolly mammoths on Earth. And as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports... it's not a pretty picture. Feb 15, 2020, 10:20 AM
Moon Water Scientists at NASA have spotted moving water on the Moon for the very first time. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, that could be a big deal as humanity prepares to set up a permanent colony there. Feb 09, 2020, 12:46 PM
The Hottest Planet It's a place about 100 times warmer than a typical summer day in Death Valley, California. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us about KELT-9b — the hottest planet in the known universe. Feb 08, 2020, 10:37 AM
Spitzer This past week, one of NASA's four Great Observatories was powered down for good. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering takes a look at the career and lasting legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope. Feb 02, 2020, 11:27 AM
Yarrabubba Crater It's been around for over two billion years, but scientists have just recently identified the oldest meteor impact site on Earth. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, the explosion was so intense, it may have triggered a global thaw. Feb 01, 2020, 12:27 PM