Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe and Mail

Ivan Semeniuk

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Ivan:

Physiologist Ken Money was one of Canada’s original group of six astronauts

A high achiever in many aspects of his life, he also competed as a high-jumper at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne and was a trained pilot who served with the RCAF reserve → Read More

Conservation groups hail historic deal on UN treaty to protect ocean life

Treaty will provide countries with a legally binding mechanism for conserving species and ecosystems in international waters → Read More

Skywatch: Don’t miss this week’s dance of the planets

Venus and Jupiter are shining bright in an eye-catching celestial movement known as planetary conjunction → Read More

Google AI researchers reduce error rates in key step toward future of quantum computing

This result could offer a path to the industry’s ultimate goal: a quantum computer that can be used for a wide range of useful and economically valuable applications → Read More

Meeting of Venus and Jupiter, spectacular view of the moon to offer reminder of space missions to come

All three objects are easily bright enough to be seen in a busy downtown sky, as long as nothing is blocking the view → Read More

Pablo Neruda died with toxic bacteria in his body, say forensic scientists

DNA results are consistent with allegations that the Nobel laureate and diplomat was poisoned soon after a military coup toppled Chile’s government in 1973 → Read More

Trees communicating via fungal networks has become a popular theory. These scientists say the evidence is scarce

A trio of Canadian and U.S. scientists is making the case that talk about tree communication – popularly dubbed the ‘wood wide web’ – has gotten too loose → Read More

Prepare for ignition: Inside the billion-dollar race to harness nuclear fusion

The world needs fusion more than ever. For those in the hunt to harness nature’s most tantalizing and challenging energy source, the question is no longer how, but how soon? → Read More

Genial self-taught astronomer became Canada’s guide to all things celestial

In addition to writing the world’s top-selling stargazing manual, Terence Dickinson was known for weekly newspaper columns, appearances on CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, and work at the award-winning magazine SkyNews → Read More

Can AI help the searCan AI help the search for aliens?ch for aliens?

A student project has turned into a powerful AI-based tool being used to search for extraterrestrial intelligence → Read More

ET phone Siri? UofT student uses AI to boost search for aliens

A student project has turned into a powerful AI-based tool being used to search for extraterrestrial intelligence → Read More

Ottawa green-lights commercial space launches in Canada

The announcement comes as demand for access to space is expected to grow dramatically, with telecommunications providers around the world seeking to offer mobile broadband internet access via satellite → Read More

Ottawa unveils $360-million strategy for quantum tech boom

Leaders in the field say there’s no time to lose as new developments inch closer to upending key aspects of the computer industry → Read More

The world now has a plan to save biodiversity. What’s next?

To succeed, COP15′s decadal framework must serve as a crucial transition period between generations of harmful overexploitation of nature and a sustainable future → Read More

COP15 delegates adopt historic agreement to protect nature’s biodiversity

If fully implemented, new global biodiversity framework will guide efforts to conserve 30 per cent of the planet by 2030 → Read More

COP15 negotiations reach crucial decision point for global agreement to protect nature

Latest draft includes ‘30-by-30′ target that Canada has pushed for, and the dollar amounts to be provided to developing countries → Read More

Canada works to rescue COP15 biodiversity conference on two fronts

Concerns are mounting that too little progress is being made toward the protection of global biodiversity → Read More

NASA launches mission to measure Earth’s surface water – with help from Canada

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will aid climate predictions and pinpoint water resources around the globe → Read More

Fusion breakthrough could be climate, energy game-changer

Proponents of fusion hope that it could one day produce nearly limitless, carbon-free energy, displacing fossil fuels and other traditional energy sources → Read More

Explainer: What is nuclear fusion and why is everyone excited about it?

Nuclear fusion is a process that powers the stars and could one day provide a long-term supply of carbon-free energy on Earth → Read More