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The irony of “last chance” travel in the age of climate change

Seeing iconic landscapes before they fade away may be accelerating their demise. Can we square the circle on making these trips sustainable?

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Coral bleaching at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016

Environment

Study finds marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense

New Canadian research suggests marine ecosystems are quite literally in hot water as the global climate warms

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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Gotsǝ́ mı̨́ “spider web” in sunlight. Photo: Jean Polfus

Environment

What spiders can teach us about ecology

The spider's web is the perfect metaphor for the interconnections between species, people and place

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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Exploration

Canadian neuroscientist to embark on Antarctic leadership expedition

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

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The outbreak and its aftermath

The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic

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Author Britt Wray and Rise of the Necrofauna

Science & Tech

Author Britt Wray on the science and ethics of de-extinction

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

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Ladybug from tribe Chrysomelini, as identified by iNaturalist

Science & Tech

Citizen science platform iNaturalist is testing artificial intelligence to help with species identification

Can a computer learn to identify species?

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Environment

Policy reforms needed to protect science from political interference, study says

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

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Exploration

How scientists solved the mystery of Mount Logan’s true height

In 1992, a team backed by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society became the first to accurately measure the height of Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak

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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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Dr. Mona Nemer

Science & Tech

Canada appoints Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Mona Nemer, formerly of the University of Ottawa, steps into the highly-anticipated role

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Professor Marek Michalak and graduate student Wen-An (Jennifer) Wang

Science & Tech

Canadian researchers discover surprising connection between calcium and cholesterol

Findings offer new insights into how cholesterol levels are controlled within the body

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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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A researcher samples subterranean water deep in a mine near Timmins, Ont.

Environment

Oldest water in the world discovered in Canada

Two-billion-year-old water held deep in Earth's crust could hold clues to life on other planets

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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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Closeup image of 99-million-year-old bird wings encased in amber, showing feather detail

Environment

Ancient wings encased in amber offer new insights into bird evolution

The 99-million-year-old specimens were discovered for sale in an amber market in Myanmar

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