A blog about virtually anything related to DPES and the physical and environmental sciences! Check out our contributors and fantastic collection of articles below.

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We May Not Be Alone: NASA’s new discovery

On February 22, 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven exoplanets that are about the same size as Earth, orbiting around a single star. Although exoplanets are common, what makes these special is their potential for life. Liquid water is essential to life as we know it, and three out of seven planets lie in their sun’s “habitable zone,” where conditions are right for liquid water to exist.

A Look into the Fungal Diversity at UTSC and the Surrounding Valley

Constituting one of the kingdoms of life, the fungi are a remarkable group of organisms that include yeasts, moulds, and pathogens. However fungi are perhaps best identified as the mushrooms we eat and see scattered across lawns or growing on dead wood. Check out some cool photographs and learn more about the fungi living in the valley behind UTSC!

Energy Sources of Tomorrow

Many countries are looking into cleaner, more sustainable methods of producing energy. Some of these technologies are closer than others in becoming a valid energy source that can rival current processes such as coal. Check out some innovative alternative sources of energy at various stages of research, progress, and feasibility.

Starbucks vs. Sit-Ups: How to Stay Focused During Exam Season

Final exams are on the horizon. How do you stay focused and deal with the inevitable stress of the season? Read about science-backed tips and tricks to keep you on track! 

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