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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

dwindling caribou map

Canadian Geographic created this map as a snapshot of the status of Canada’s caribou herds. The large spheres show the largest estimated population of each herd, while the smaller coloured spheres show the current estimated population. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

dwindling caribou map
 A snapshot of the country’s drastically dwindling caribou herds
Toronto eastern waterfront

A view of Toronto's eastern waterfront, where the Quayside neighbourhood will be developed. (Photo: Quayside Toronto)

Photo: Quayside Toronto
Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront
International space station, NASA, space, astronaut, Drew Feustel, ISS Commander

Drew Feustel records a video inside the Kibo laboratory module on the space station in late September. (Photo: NASA Johnson)

Photo courtesy NASA Johnson
A conversation with Drew Feustel, the most recent commander of the International Space Station and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who returned to Earth in October after more than six months in orbit 
Nathalie Lasselin, RCGS Fellows, diving, exploration

Nathalie Lasselin recently completed a 70-kilometre dive along the entire length of Montreal Island, part of her Urban Water Odyssey expedition to explore the St. Lawrence, test for pollutants and raise awareness of the critical importance of the river. Read on to see what a few of the Society’s other Fellows have been working on this year. (Photo: Nathalie Lasselin)

Photo: Nathalie Lasselin
From putting the “Canada” back in an iconic species’ name to studying a massive iceberg-calving Antarctic iceshelf, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in 2018
Ylva and Hilde Østby, and the cover of the their new book, Adventures in Memory

In their new book “Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting,” sisters Ylva and Hilde Østby explore the rich but elusive terrain of human memory and its connection to place. (Author photo: Anna-Julia Granberg; cover image courtesy Greystone Books)

Author photo: Anna-Julia Granberg; cover image courtesy Greystone Books
In their new book, Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting, Norwegian sisters Hilde and Ylva Østby explore what makes our most fascinating faculty tick
Tagish Lake meteorite in lab at U of A

A fragment of the Tagish Lake meteorite, which exploded above B.C. and the Yukon in January 2000 and landed in pieces on a frozen lake. The estimated 4.55 billion-year-old rock contains clues to the formation of the solar system. (Photo: Chris Herd)

Photo: Chris Herd
A new study suggests Mars’ moons are actually chunks of the red planet itself, and not captured asteroids as previously believed
teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. (Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc, Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)

Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc (Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)
The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic
Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences

A new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa showcases 20 trailblazing Canadian women scientists who broke down gender barriers to attain career success. (Photo: Jensen Edwards/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jensen Edwards/Canadian Geographic
Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science
Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

The bigleaf maple is highly sought by poachers in North America because of the unique marbling pattern in its wood. (Photo: John B. Hanle)

Photo: John B. Hanle
Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging
A worker in a flightsuit makes adjustments to a satellite

An engineer at MDA in Montreal makes adjustments to one of three new satellites that will orbit Earth for seven years as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s newest RADARSAT mission. (Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic
The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments
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