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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.

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"
Illustration detail of Capinatator praetermissus

Illustration detail of Capinatator praetermissus. (Drawing: Marianne Collins © Royal Ontario Museum)

Drawing: Marianne Collins © Royal Ontario Museum
Capinatator praetermissus was much larger than modern species and used its many spines to grab prey
Tallurutiup Imanga, Lancaster Sound

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound is home to a vast swath of wildlife, from narwhals, polar bears, seals and walruses, to millions of migratory birds. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
The final boundary for Canada’s new national marine conservation area in Canada’s North shows an area twice the size of Nova Scotia
Professor Marek Michalak and graduate student Wen-An (Jennifer) Wang

Professor Marek Michalak and graduate student Wen-An (Jennifer) Wang. (Photo: University of Alberta)

Findings offer new insights into how cholesterol levels are controlled within the body
Professors Tuma Young, Matthias Bierenstiel, medicinal properties of birch bark oil.

Professors Tuma Young (left) and Matthias Bierenstiel (right) are teaming up to study the medicinal properties of birch bark oil. (Photo courtesy Cape Breton University)

Photo courtesy Cape Breton University
The team hopes to create an efficient birch bark oil that helps ease eczema and psoriasis

A North Atlantic right whale flashes its tail in the Bay of Fundy. Eight right whales have died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, calling renewed attention to the plight of the endangered species. (Photo: Diane Irwin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Diane Irwin/Can Geo Photo Club
How do you save an endangered species in the vastness of the open ocean? Listen for it.

Demonstrators protest the muzzling of federal government scientists under the Harper administration at a 2012 rally on Parliament Hill. (Photo: Richard Webster)

Photo: Richard Webster
Recent challenges to evidence-based policy in Canada and the United States highlight a need for more transparency and advocacy for government scientists, study authors say
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Arctic, North, research, geology, climate change

Mary Sanborn-Barrie of the Geological Survey of Canada (second from right) takes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan (right) through the team's bedrock-mapping project on the Boothia Peninsula on July 19, 2017. (Photo: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Photo: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
On her first official visit to the Arctic as Science Minister, Kirsty Duncan drove home the importance of climate research, incorporating traditional knowledge, and funding for innovation and research
bear naps next to salmon kill

Grizzly bear takes a nap next to his salmon snack (Photo: A.S. Wright)

A.S. Wright
Study highlights important interconnections between bears, salmon and humans for future management practices
polar bear hunting in melt ponds

Mostly harmless? A recent study found that well-fed polar bears rarely attack humans, but suggests that as climate change causes sea ice to vanish, making it more difficult for them to hunt their preferred food, starvation could drive up the number of bear attacks. (Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club
Researchers suggest effects of climate change could increase number of attacks, which historically have been low
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