Has Earth entered the anthropocene epoch?

Death and rebirth are the bookends of time. For over 4.5 billion years, each day on Earth has begun the same way: with the rising of the sun. But earth scientists look for greater changes, choosing great extinctions or periods of evolution to mark the passing of one geological period into another. Our destiny, some […]

Bayern Munich completes transfer for Canadian star Alphonso Davies

VANCOUVER—Bob Lenarduzzi says soccer phenom Alphonso Davies catches your eye the first time you watch him play. Lenarduzzi, the Vancouver Whitecaps team president, says Davies has the talent to justify the record-breaking deal confirmed Wednesday that will send the Canadian 17-year-old midfielder from Major League Soccer to German Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich. “You can hear […]

Lunar mystique: How the moon has inspired art and culture

On Friday night, sky gazers the world over will be looking out for a very special lunar eclipse, or ‘blood moon’ — the longest this century — as a glowing planet Mars simultaneously comes closest to the earth for 15 years. As the earth casts its shadow over the moon — and refracted sunlight passes through […]

World Cup sketches road map for Canada’s soccer journey

By Joe CallaghanSpecial to the Star Sat., July 21, 2018 As tourists wheeled their suitcases through the afternoon rush in Moscow’s Arbatskaya Metro station, a worker frenetically scraped and peeled back the adhesive patches that had directed World Cup fans to Luzhniki Stadium for the previous month and threw them into a trash bag. It […]

Party’s back on if a new source of helium pans out

Don’t cancel your balloon order just yet! New sources of helium may soon be discovered. For years, scientists have been warning that the second most abundant substance on earth (helium) may be running out. Helium, the gas that fills balloons, is in short supply. It has industrial uses and the price has been increasing.  (Frank Augstein […]

My parents may find out I’m in the LGBT community because of this story, but these spaces make me feel accepted

By Evelyn KwongStaff ReporterKelsey WilsonToronto Star Sat., June 23, 2018 Following a “difficult year, including the discovery of deaths of several men in the community,” Pride Toronto executive director Olivia Nuamah is hoping to make safety and inclusiveness a priority. And it begins with safe spaces. We asked 7 Canadians in the LGBTQ community to […]