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Ocean Supercluster

Kendra MacDonald speaks in front of Canadian, Norwegian and RCGS flags

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Canada’s oceans in the spotlight: Nurturing the blue economy while lessening the impacts of climate heating

Part 6 of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Vents and chimneys on an underwater volcano

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Canadian technology takes ocean mapping to new depths

Researchers and industry leaders now have quicker access to data showing the complexity of the world’s seabed. Part five of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series. 

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A Student on Ice teacher talks to students in a small boat surrounded by ice

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World Oceans Day: Building a more sustainable ocean future — one worker at a time

Part three of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Tidal energy infrastructure

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Small-scale energy projects aim to help northern communities

Part two of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Encouraging tech innovations to safeguard ocean health

Part one of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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SciQ: A new approach to ethical research in the North

Inuit see the value of Western science when it is done in collaboration with communities. How can we shift current practices to a more respectful model?

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Landsat Island off the coast of Labrador

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Watch: The Canadian island named after a satellite

A video by NASA’s Earth Observatory blog reveals the little-known history of tiny Landsat Island — and the Canadian woman who helped discover it 

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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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Students sitting on Can Geo Education's Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map.

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There’s no map to teaching in a pandemic

Across Canada, teachers are getting creative with their methods and approaches in the classroom to overcome challenges imposed by COVID-19

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London, Ont., launches project to collect hard-to-recycle plastics

Pilot program will recycle single-use plastics such as candy wrappers, foam containers, plastic straws and stir sticks

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A woman paddles a stand up paddleboard in the water

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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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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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Canada’s moonshot: What the success of the Artemis I mission means for our space program

From a lunar flyby to an ice-seeking “microrover,” Canada is set to play a leading role in the next phase of lunar exploration

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A conceptualization of the James Webb space telescope floats in a blue and purple starry cosmos, its hexagonal mirrors glittering gold against an opalescent sunshield

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Eye in the sky: How the newly-launched James Webb Space Telescope will help us see the universe

To see galaxies far, far away, the most advanced telescope ever built will use Canadian instruments

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Two men scale a steep cliff above a lake

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Why a Labrador crater is the perfect training ground for future moon explorers

Future missions to the moon will focus heavily on geology. Fortunately, Canada offers astronauts the perfect place to hone their skills.

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

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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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2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

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Canadian molecular biologist honoured at 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic

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‘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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For the safety of the whales: keeping ship traffic under control in Canada’s Arctic Ocean

How Wildlife Conservation Society Canada researchers are working to identify possible collision areas between ships and whales using satellite data

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Sounding the alarm: The AR experience that lets you “swim” with southern resident orca

Visitors can “swim” under the Salish Sea with holographic orca and learn about the noise pollution threatening the health of these endangered cetaceans

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Telling mining’s story, beyond “sourdoughs and gold pans”

An exclusive excerpt from a new book, Mining Country, which promises to document in detail for the first time an industry critical to Canada’s past, present and future

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ice chunks near glacier

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Hearts in the Ice: Climate change in our polar regions

A warmer, wetter, and wilder climate is unbalancing the Arctic ecosystem

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Thanatotheristes

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New species of tyrannosaurus discovered in Alberta

Thanatotheristes — meaning “reaper of death” — is the first tyrannosaur species identified in Canada in 50 years

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Man sneezes and expels droplets into air

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the transmission of flu?

Public health measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 have also reduced transmission of flu — but this is not the year to blow off your annual flu shot

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Me & My Microbes gut game

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Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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Des élèves du primaire découvrent leur pied marin grâce au programme d’éducation pilote de la Garde côtière canadienne

Le programme Adopter un navire a transporté les élèves sur une tournée virtuelle en arrière-scène avec des équipages et du personnel de la Garde côtière. 

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Elementary students find their sea legs with Canadian Coast Guard’s educational pilot program

The Adopt a Ship program took kids on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour with Coast Guard crews and staff

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A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ will appear over Canada this Sunday

There is only one total lunar eclipse to be seen in 2019, and it’s set to colour the moon red tonight

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Designed for adventure: Apple reveals new smartwatch 

The science behind the new Apple Watch Ultra, created for explorers 

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PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

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Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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CEO of CarbonCure stands in front of concrete mixer truck and valve box

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Canadian company wins multi-million dollar prize for carbon-dioxide-injected concrete

Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies were one of two winners of the prestigious Carbon XPRIZE

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Care for some plastic with your tea?

New research shows that plastic teabags leach huge amounts of microplastic particles during the brewing process

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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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A data revolution is helping to keep workers safe from storms at sea

Part 4 of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: a six-part series

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Two entomologist pose with their technical equipment and fossil insects

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Bug news! World-renowned Canadian entomologists fund Canadian Museum of Nature visiting scientist program

After 50-plus years of fieldwork and education, Drs. Stewart and Jarmila Peck will support the next generation of biodiversity researchers

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The moon in shadow

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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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Excerpt: The Day the World Stops Shopping

From economy to ecology, J.B. MacKinnon's creative work of non-fiction explores what the world would look like if we could just stop shopping  

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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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1845 Franklin expedition member identified using DNA

A new report has identified crewman of the previously unknown remains found on Nunavut's King William Island in 1993

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Dark vessels and how to find them

Canada is taking to space in the fight against illegal fishing

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6 weird ways to combat climate change

 These less-than-conventional methods might be the future front lines of fighting climate change

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Track record: why geotracking technology helps us find, and lose, our sense of place

As geotracking technology on our smartphones becomes ever more sophisticated, we’re just beginning to grasps its capabilities (and possible pitfalls)

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Energy efforts making headlines across Canada

From electric vehicles to geothermal energy, our focus is on reducing emissions by 2050

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Laser vision: Learning with LiDAR

What is LiDAR technology? And how does it work?

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a drone against an orange blue sky

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5 interesting ways drones are being used

From finding missing people to delivering medical supplies, here’s what’s happening in the skies

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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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Star trash

  What becomes of the stuff we send up into space? And where does it go when it comes back down again?

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Carleton University students win contest for their design of an electric car

A group of four students won a national contest created by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) to build a Canadian electric car by 2022 

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

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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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Storms and wildfires can cut electricity, but microgrids help communities take control

More than 430,000 kilometres of transmission lines crisscross North America

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Q&A: The sustainability of regenerative ocean farming

Environmental benefits and food sources from this low-cost form of farming might be the future

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5 Polar Continental Shelf Program projects unlocking the mysteries of Canada’s North

From permafrost slumping to biodiversity inventories, here’s some of the most exciting research that PCSP supported in 2019

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Excerpt from Saved by Science: The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer?

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Cetacean seeker

 Undersea drones are the newest whale protection tool

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Did meteorite impacts help create life on Earth and beyond?

Our understanding of the effects of impact events is continually evolving

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Arctic lichen

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POLAR scientist shares insights on losing summer of Arctic research

With Canada’s North effectively closed, how are researchers changing their plans?

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

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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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Analyzing ancient ecosystems using dinosaur teeth

What dinosaurs lived in close proximity to each other — and why? New research uses dinosaur teeth to find the answers

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Scientists find fragment of ancient continent in northern Canada

Kimberlite samples retrieved from Baffin Island show the North Atlantic craton was 10 per larger than originally thought

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Returning calcium to lakes and oceans, one seashell at a time

An 18-year-old environmentalist from Hamilton, Ont. is gaining recognition for her experiments using pulverized seashells to lower the acidity of ocean and lake water

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A plant-based alternative to plastic straws

With Canada set to ban single-use plastics by 2022, products made of cellulose — a major component of plants — could be the ideal alternative

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Canadian scientist joins NASA’s first mission to bring samples from Mars back to Earth

Chris Herd is the only Canadian on the Mars rover sample return team

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CHIME telescope, space, radio burst, discovery

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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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Fishing boat on the shore of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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Hearts in the Ice: History and culture

From coal mining to scientific research, the remote archipelago of Svalbard has a rich and complex heritage

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The lizard-inspired Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

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The Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

And it was inspired by a lizard

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PEARL, North, Arctic, wildfire, spectrometer

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Suivi des répercussions des feux de forêt sur le sommet de la Terre

Les relevés atmosphériques dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien aident les scientifiques à comprendre comment les feux de forêt au sud influent sur la qualité de l’air et le climat

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PEARL, North, Arctic, wildfire, spectrometer

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Tracking wildfire impacts at the top of the world

Atmospheric readings in Canada’s High Arctic are helping scientists understand how southern wildfires are affecting air quality and climate

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CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

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La Station canadienne de recherche dans l’Extrême-Arctique est présente en ligne

Quels sont les éléments nécessaires pour exploiter les installations scientifiques de pointe, entre autres les chambres d’étude et d’autopsie, la génomique et les laboratoires d’imagerie, dans l’Arctique canadien? 

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CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

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The Canadian High Arctic Research Station comes online

What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?

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

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

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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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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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