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Astronauts attending the RCGS Fellows Dinner

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Science & Tech

Science & Tech

Biochemicals may cause human-like reaction in plants

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An underground, dark, tunnel

Mapping

Sewage surveillance: How scientists track and identify diseases like COVID-19 before they spread

Sewage testing can be used for early detection of disease

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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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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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at UBC

Environment

Canada’s greenest prof

Vancouver might just be home to the greenest building in the world. Meet the geography professor who brought it to life.

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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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Dolf and Anne Wynia in their forest

Environment

They turned their farm into a forest. Fifteen years later, it’s thriving

In 2005, a federal government program aimed to convert underused farmland into forests to capture carbon dioxide. How have these ‘Forest 2020’ projects fared? 

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Environment

Climate change isn’t the only thing threatening maple trees

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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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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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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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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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Microalgae

Environment

Algae for biofuel

Step aside, soybeans and sunflowers. This slimy stuff could someday power the world.

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Environment

Canadian researchers use tires to fight Zika-carrying mosquitoes

Old tires can easily be converted into low-cost mosquito traps, helping prevent the spread of Zika virus in developing countries

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Environment

Video of the Week: Uncovering the secret of owls’ silent flight

How do owls fly so silently?

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: Being Muslim in Canada

Omar Mouallem, author of Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas, looks at why an unshakeable faith in Canada’s multiculturalism project — common amongst the generation of Muslim immigrants who arrived in the ’70s — is not always shared by those who have migrated in the last 20 years, and is rarely felt by their children

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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Wildlife

Unravelling the genetic secrets of an ice age relic

The deepwater sculpin thrives in deep lakes and cold temperatures. Researchers are now sequencing its genome to unravel the genetic secrets of this iconic Canadian fish

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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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Astronaut inputs information into onboard computer

People & Culture

Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Throwback Thursday: Honouring the creator of a hardier Canadian rose

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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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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

Canada’s greatest modern women explorers

Whether diving in Antarctic waters, making scientific breakthroughs or summiting Everest, these remarkable women are making their mark on Canada and the world.

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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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

World view

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This magical winter shot by a Pangnirtung, NU photographer has gone viral recently.

People & Culture

How a photographer captured this magical Nunavut scene

A Nunavut photographer had his friend throw tea around at -35C. The result is stunning!

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People & Culture

5 reasons Canadian wines are unique

The world has a lot of wine. Here's part of what makes Canada's product so special

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield captured the world’s attention with YouTube videos from space.

People & Culture

The change makers: Chris Hadfield

The retired astronaut transformed how people around the world view — and interact — with space

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Wildlife

Meals without seals: How polar bears will have to adapt to life on land

As polar bears spend more time on land as a result of melting ice, they will have to shift their diets in order to survive

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snake curled up on sticks

Wildlife

The strange way scientists are trying to save snakes in southwestern Ontario

You’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but what about snakes in tubes? 

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Wildlife

Fish can remember up to 12 days

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Wildlife

Study on land fish gives insight into evolution

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Charles Krebs (Photo: Fritz Mueller)

Wildlife

Charles Krebs on the ecology of the Arctic hare

Snowshoe hare researcher talks about his studies of the arctic mammal

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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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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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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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Wildlife

Weird and wonderful images from B.C.’s seafloor observatory

In honour of VENUS’s anniversary, here are ten cool images it has captured in its decade of operation

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Wildlife

Jennifer Ackerman on new book The Genius of Birds

Ask Jennifer Ackerman whether being called a birdbrain is an insult or a compliment, and she’ll tell you that there’s no question it’s the latter

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Science & Tech

Made-in-Canada plants

From wheat to potatos, Canada has made a name for itself for breeding excellent edibles

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NASA, NASA ABoVE, Arctic, North, science, climate change

Science & Tech

How the ABoVE project is helping NASA gather data on our warming Arctic

To better understand how the North is changing, the 'The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment' combines remote-sensing technology with the expertise of Indigenous hunters and scientists on the ground

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CHIME telescope, space, radio burst, discovery

Science & Tech

A Canadian discovery: Repeating fast radio burst from space detected in British Columbia

For the first time, Canadian researchers working with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope have discovered a fast radio burst (FRB) that is repeating in regular 16-day intervals

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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Science & Tech

Scientists reproduce pheromone to count — and fight — mountain pine beetles

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Science & Tech

Ten reasons why we love Chris Hadfield

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Arctic’s tiniest creatures reveals surprising insights into Canada’s polar region

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Science & Tech

Five ways drones are being used for good

Unmanned aerial vehicles are controversial; we explore their pros and cons

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Science & Tech

Mapping areas of the brain

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Science & Tech

Advanced Canadian sonar technology takes crystal-clear pictures of arctic sea floor during the 2014 Franklin search

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Science & Tech

An Arctic researcher works to reduce the impact of trace contaminants in country food

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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Mapping

Creative Cartography: Matt Cusick’s map collages

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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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Exploration

What’s all the fuss about water on the Moon?

Western University professor takes a look at recent discoveries and their importance

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