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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

covid-19 influenza

The World Health Organization says it’s still too early to call the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
WHO says it’s “time to do everything you would do in preparing for a pandemic”
CHIME telescope, space, radio burst, discovery

The CHIME telescope, located in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan. (Photo: Andre Renard, Dunlap Institute)

Photo: Andre Renard, Dunlap Institute
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

An artist’s rendering of how Thanatotheristes might have looked when it ruled the Alberta wilderness 79 million years ago. (Illustration: Julius Csotonyi)

Illustration: Julius Csotonyi
Thanatotheristes — meaning “reaper of death” — is the first tyrannosaur species identified in Canada in 50 years
historic disease map

The earliest instances of disease mapping can be traced back to 1691, when Fillippo Ariette mapped quarantine zones in Bari, Italy. (Controlling the Geographical Spread of Infectious Disease: Plague in Italy, 1347-1851)

Controlling the Geographical Spread of Infectious Disease: Plague in Italy, 1347-1851
‘Maps aren't magic,’ says University of British Columbia prof — but during disease outbreaks, they can help us sort good information from bad
Ice disc South Thompson River 2020

A large, slowly spinning disc of ice appeared in the South Thompson River near Kamloops, B.C. this week, attracting attention from locals and scientists. (Photo: Ivan Petrov)

Photo: Ivan Petrov
The 40-metre-wide disc formed from a perfect combination of weather and fluid dynamics 

A superior mirage near Airdrie, Alta. on Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo: Chris Ratzlaff)

Photo: Chris Ratzlaff
Stormchaser Chris Ratzlaff captured a rare optical phenomenon as temperatures in southern Alberta warmed up over the weekend 
Landsat Island off the coast of Labrador

Tiny Landsat Island off the coast of Labrador is only half the size of a football field, but it has a fascinating history. (Photo: NASA)

Photo: NASA
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 
Me & My Microbes gut game

Through informative panels, videos and interactive games, visitors to the “Me & My Microbes” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature can explore the role of the human microbiome in regulating our health. (Photo: American Museum of Natural History)

Photo: American Museum of Natural History
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
Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

Wayne Pollard, winner of the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, poses by the Lost Hammer Spring on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, one of a number of places he discovered in the High Arctic where water flows year-round. (Photo courtesy Wayne Pollard)

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

Image: Hefty Brands

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