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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.

Homeward Bound's inaugural voyage in 2016 aboard the MV Ushuaia. (Photo: Deborah Pardo)

Photo: Deborah Pardo
Dr. Catherine Sorbara is the sole Canadian participating in Homeward Bound 2018, an annual three-week-long expedition in Antarctica aimed at bolstering women leaders in STEMM
Satellite image of Antarctica Weddell Sea with sea ice and extra-tropical cyclones from September 25, 2017

In this this satellite image from September 25, 2017, winter sea ice can be seen blanketing Antarctica's Weddell Sea. The blue outlines represent the ice edge; the polynya is the dark region of open water within the ice pack. (Image: MODIS-Aqua via NASA Worldview; sea ice contours from AMSR2 ASI via University of Bremen)

Image: MODIS-Aqua via NASA Worldview; sea ice contours from AMSR2 ASI)
Researchers say the naturally occurring ice-free area, called a polynya, is a rare opportunity to study heat transfer between the ocean and atmopshere in the southern polar region
Author Britt Wray and Rise of the Necrofauna

In her new book Rise of the Necrofauna, author Britt Wray (left) tackles the thorny ethical questions surrounding de-extinction. (Author photo courtesy Arden Wray)

Photo: Arden Wray
In her new book, Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray examines the science, controversy and ethics of de-extinction, a movement that could one day see the return of extinct species such as the woolly mammoth and Tasmanian tiger
Jason Silva Shots of Awe

Jason Silva, creator and host of Shots of Awe. (Photo courtesy Experience Genie)

Photo courtesy Experience Genie
The creator and host of the popular Shots of Awe series on YouTube embarks on a four-city Canadian speaking tour next month
Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Marine toxicologist Peter Ross at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, analysing water samples from various locations for microplastic threads. (Photo: Steven Hargreaves)

Photo: Steven Hargreaves
Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean
Dr. Mona Nemer

Dr. Mona Nemer, pictured speaking at a conference in 2008. Nemer has been appointed Canada's Chief Science Advisor. (Photo: Phillip Jeffrey)

Photo: Phillip Jeffrey
Dr. Mona Nemer, formerly of the University of Ottawa, steps into the highly-anticipated role
Ladybug from tribe Chrysomelini, as identified by iNaturalist

A ladybug from tribe Chrysomelini, as identified by iNaturalist's new computer vision-powered app. (Photo: Marina Wang)

Photo: Marina Wang
Can a computer learn to identify species?

A new computational model may help predict future wildfires, similar to the dangerous 2016 fire that overwhelmed Fort McMurray, Alta. (Photo: DarrenRD/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: DarrenRD/Wikimedia Commons
Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a "self-organizing map" to identify high-risk days for fires 

The newly developed scanning method produced this image of a Colorado potatoe beetle. (Photo: Danny Poinapen/University of Western Ontario)

Photo: Danny Poinapen/University of Western Ontario
Researchers were able to produce quality, 3D images without harming their subjects
Partial solar eclipse October 23 2014

A partial solar eclipse as seen from Woodbridge, Ont. on October 23, 2014. (Photo: Tomislav Stefanac/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Tomislav Stefanac/Can Geo Photo Club
Here's how Canadians can watch the so-called "Great American Eclipse"
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