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Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences

Science & Tech

Celebrating Canadian women trailblazers in science

Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science

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Science & Tech

Citizen to scientist: Six apps that can help you make a difference

Whether you’re monitoring monarchs or searching for snakes, these mobile apps will allow you to become a scientist right from your backyard

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Shelley Ball with a chinstrap penguin in Antarctica

Science & Tech

How the Homeward Bound expedition program is empowering women in science

As a biologist and photographer, I had long hoped to visit Antarctica — but this journey was much more than a travel dream fulfilled

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History

The great equalizer? Remembering the promise of the Canadian Citizenship Act

The act was meant to formalize Canada’s national identity — and keep the peace

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Demonstrators on Parliament Hill in 2012

Environment

Protest marches planned for Earth Day in defence of science-based policy

In the United States, the Trump administration has signaled its intention to ignore the scientific consensus on climate change, sparking a new protest movement 

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climate change

Science & Tech

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Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Environment

Why we spilled oil for science

As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake

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More than 10,000 people visit the Canada-Wide Science Fair each year.

Environment

Meet five young scientists taking on major environmental issues

These finalists in the 57th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair prove the future is in good hands

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Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

People & Culture

RCGS Fellow Wayne Pollard wins prestigious award

Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Canada Science and Technology Museum

Places

Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens after extensive renovations

After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

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Steve, atmospheric phenomenon

Environment

Meet the aurora chaser who named an atmospheric phenomenon “Steve”

It started as an in-joke among aurora enthusiasts, but the discovery of "Steve" is making waves in the atmospheric science community 

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Wildlife

A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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What we learn from birds with Patrick Nadeau

Episode 24

The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Teen battery-free flashlight inventor

15-year-old Ann Makosinski's design uses heat from a user's hand to power a flashlight

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Science & Tech

Canadian researchers awarded top science prize

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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Science & Tech

The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Science & Tech

How mobile labs are changing Arctic science

Innovative laboratories are adding new capabilities to climate research and communications in the western Arctic 

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Science & Tech

The groundbreaking program that helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

In the face of climate change, the government’s long-running Northern Scientific Training Program has never been more crucial

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Dr. Charles Krebs on a lifetime of science

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Science & Tech

Les laboratoires mobiles modifient la science dans l’Arctique

Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique

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International space station, NASA, space, astronaut, Drew Feustel, ISS Commander

Science & Tech

Ground control to Commander Feustel

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 

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Science & Tech

Le programme révolutionnaire qui a contribué au rôle déterminant du Canada en matière de science de l’Arctique

Dans le contexte du changement climatique, le Programme de formation scientifique dans le Nord du gouvernement, établi depuis longtemps, n’a jamais été aussi essentiel

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Science & Tech

Canadian Geographic kicks off World Space Week with Bill Nye

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

Science & Tech

Q&A: How isolation in the remote High Arctic can have valuable lessons for our changing world

Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

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Science & Tech

The art and science of Vanishing Ice

Tough, yet fragile. Ancient, yet vulnerable. Ice has inspired artists and scientists for generations but a new exhibit aims to show ice – and its relationship to climate change – in a new way.

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Photo: Giuliana Casimirri

Environment

Citizen scientists aim to improve Hamilton, Ont. air quality

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Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles

Science & Tech

La science derrière le retour des crécerelles au Yukon

Il n’y avait aucun signe de ces oiseaux de proie dans la forêt boréale au Yukon vers 2007, mais une étude à long terme indique le retour de ces oiseaux de proie.

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Nature Nocturne

Science & Tech

How museums are getting their groove back

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Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Science & Tech

Des changements dans la glace de mer changent la vie dans le Nord

Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour consigner de récents changements alarmants dans la glace de mer dans la baie d’Hudson

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Science & Tech

Space mining is not science fiction, and Canada could figure prominently

The mining industry is actively looking towards new frontiers in mining

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Mapping

Researchers uncover flaws in studies linking COVID-19 mortality to air pollution

Two Canadian researchers studied the studies to see if the science was sound

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Science & Tech

The science behind staying cool during a heat wave

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Wildlife

Citizen scientists document species in bioblitz

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British Columbia professor uses drone technology in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Drone technology

Drones are providing new ways of tracking wildlife and mapping changes in the Arctic

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An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station

Science & Tech

Canada is partnering with NASA to send humans to the moon

The federal government has announced a $2 billion investment in Canada’s space program, including a role in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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People & Culture

Ceremonial pole markers: An Antarctic tradition

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

People & Culture

CHARS: Canada’s Arctic research hub

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will play a central role in the future of science in Canada’s north

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Environment

Fighting climate change with science

Some scientists believe geo-engineering could be the answer to climate change. Here are six ideas.

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Joe MacInnis

Environment

Joe MacInnis on climate change challenges

The renowned underwater explorer talks about his experience navigating the depths of an angry Mother Ocean

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People & Culture

The cod delusion

A moratorium on cod fishing that was supposed to last two years has now lasted 30. What will it take to rebuild cod stocks — and a way of life?

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A display at the Ontario Science Centre's 2016-17 exhibit, Wild Weather

Environment

New Toronto exhibit explores the wilder side of weather

The Ontario Science Centre's Wild Weather exhibit tackles Canadians' favourite watercooler subject

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A woman paddles a stand up paddleboard in the water

Science & Tech

Sailing around the world for ocean plastic

Canadian scientist Sheri Bastien discusses her involvement in eXXpedition, an all-female expedition to study ocean plastic

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A screenshot from Explore.org and Polar Bears International's live underwater beluga webcam

Wildlife

Watch Manitoba beluga whales frolic — for science

Live underwater webcam captures the antics of the lovable whales, but also provides important insight into beluga biology

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english Bay, Vancouver

Science & Tech

How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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Ylva and Hilde Østby, and the cover of the their new book, Adventures in Memory

Science & Tech

The magic and mystery of memory

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

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Roberta Bondar, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and David Saint-Jacques (appearing via video link from the International Space Station) talk to students at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology

Kids

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques launches a new educational initiative — from space

The Exploring Earth project also involves Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar and aims to inspire students to learn about Earth’s landforms and natural processes from space

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Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Environment

Five key takeaways from the Arctic Frontiers conference

The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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Mapping

Epidemiologist’s book on pandemics takes an interdisciplinary look at the spread of diseases

David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

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The moon in shadow

Science & Tech

Canadian rover set to land on moon within five years

The unmanned vehicle will collect imagery and data of the surface the moon

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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