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A replica of Iron Man's suit, on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

People & Culture

Exhibition traces the evolution of armour, from the Renaissance to Hollywood

Armour, on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time

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People & Culture

Science & Tech

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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Mapping

Environment

Environment

Natural Order: Edward Burtynsky’s new exhibition unveiled in Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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Places

Travel

Travel

Ground Control to Earth Explorers Everywhere

At The Manitoba Museum, learn what it takes to explore the world’s wildest places

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Katharina Fritsch, National Gallery of Art, art gallery, museum, D.C., Washington

Travel

Three art hotspots that highlight Washington, D.C.’s creative side

Explore the best art collections in the capital of the United States

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Neptune, a Newfoundland dog who sailed on HMS Erebus

History

The animals of the Franklin Expedition

It wasn't just men who sailed into the Arctic's unrelenting grip in 1845

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Wildlife

The giant crocodiles that once roamed prehistoric B.C.

Plus: Montreal’s mischievous fox, the supersized goldfish invading Canada’s lakes, Arctic fungi under threat and an Indigenous-led movement to collect Canada’s seeds.

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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History

Franklin bell replica unveiled at ROM

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Throwback Thursday: Timeline of the automobile

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History

Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month

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History

First person to cross Lake Ontario looks back on the epic journey 60 years later

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Panorama of Victoria, 1880s

History

New photo exhibit gives a panoramic view of Canada’s cities

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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Lachine Canal, Quebec

Travel

Five Canadian canals worth visiting

These waterways offer more than just transportation from A to B

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The skull of Xenoceratops foremostensis

Environment

Five fascinating specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature’s vast collection

Curators and research scientists at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Que. share their favourite specimens ahead of annual open house

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CAE ships anchored at Bernard Harbour, Nunavut, in 1914

Exploration

Canada’s unsung expedition

A century after the start of the thrilling expedition that strengthened claims to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, the first Canadian Arctic Expedition remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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truth and reconciliation commission bentwood box

People & Culture

Truth and reconciliation and a sacred bentwood box

During Truth and Reconciliation Commission events, personal items were placed in a carved bentwood box to symbolize the journey toward reconciliation. How far have we come?

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Photo: Scott Conarroe

People & Culture

Photo exhibit examines Canadian transportation geography

Transportation has a huge impact on daily life, and yet most people overlook its influence. This photo exhibit examines that relationship.

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A cougar sits in a tree

Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Humpback whale in the broughton archipelago, bc

Wildlife

Giants of the Broughtons

Whales are beginning to return to B.C. waters — but will they find a safe haven?

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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Christi Belcourt at an Aboriginal event at Carleton University. (Photo: David Barbour/Canadian Geographic)

People & Culture

Five indigenous artists you should know

Whether through music or paintings, these artists are making waves in the art world

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

Travel

How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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The Tower Bridge

Travel

Following the tracks of royalty, Romans and dinosaurs in the south of England

An insider's guide to the parts of Britain you know — and some you don't

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Nature Nocturne

Science & Tech

How museums are getting their groove back

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Ottawa 2017 events

People & Culture

Why Ottawa will be the ultimate place to celebrate Canada’s 150th

From immersive art installations to dining in the sky, Ottawa hopes to reintroduce itself to the world in 2017. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.

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People & Culture

RCGS hosts evening of fascinating Franklin discussion

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

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Women Ambulance Corps

People & Culture

Heroes of the Dark Years

Preserving and celebrating the history of Chinese Canadians in Canada’s Armed Forces

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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787, making it the oldest private medical society in the United States. It also hosts the Mutter Museum. (Photo: Smallbones/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

5 Mütter Museum curiosities

Peek inside the collections of this medical history museum with these five revealing items

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival employs about 1,000 people, including more than 100 actors

People & Culture

Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival

Festival turns 60; Shakespeare never gets old

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Travel

Winter wonderland in Ottawa

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Science & Tech

Canadian Museum of Nature festival brings the Arctic to the south

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E. Pauline Johnson, postage stamp

People & Culture

The true story of Pauline Johnson: poet, provocateur and champion of Indigenous rights

The daughter of a hereditary Mohawk chief and an English immigrant, Johnson used her hard-won celebrity to challenge Indigenous stereotypes

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Science & Tech

Animals inside out at the Museum of Nature

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Medalta kiln structures

Travel

Cementing culture in Medicine Hat’s historic clay district

National Historic site takes visitors back in time to thriving industry

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monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán Mexico

People & Culture

15 incredible images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

Three Canadian photojournalists among those honoured for visual storytelling 

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