News archive - 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Number of known black holes expected to double in two years with new detection method

Waterloo researchers have developed a method that will detect roughly 10 black holes per year, doubling the number currently known within two years, and it will likely unlock the history of black holes in a little more than a decade.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Professor finds shortest route to visit nearly 50,000 historic places in the U.S.

You might call it the ultimate road trip. Professor William Cook, of the University of Waterloo, led an international team that has found the shortest-possible route to visit 49,603 of the sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the U.S.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Past misdeeds haunt relationships when they feel recent, study finds

If a partner’s past transgression feels like it happened yesterday, even if it didn’t, you are more likely to remember it during new, unrelated arguments, according to a new study.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Researchers may have found first polluted river from before Bronze Age

Industrial pollution may seem like a modern phenomenon, but in fact, an international team of researchers may have discovered what could be the world’s first polluted river, contaminated approximately 7,000 years ago.

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