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On Lennox Island, no one debates whether climate change is real

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


A small Mi'kmaq First Nation community in Prince Edward Island is a kind of canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. It's one of the places in Canada where you can see the effects of climate change happening right now.

'This game is not over yet:' Arctic researcher has hope we can turn corner on climate change

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:43:24 EST


John England, who won a prestigious award this week for a lifetime of northern research on climate change, says he's still hopeful. 'There are these moments when we jump forward in a way we never anticipated.'

Scientists hunt for carbon monoxide poisoning antidote

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:16:40 EST


Scientists are on the trail of a potential antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning, an injected 'scavenger' that promises to trap and remove the gas from blood within minutes.

'Sexist' banquet joke riles researchers at Arctic science conference in Winnipeg

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:54:11 EST


A group of researchers released an open letter protesting what they call a sexist joke at the conference's gala banquet, which the executive director is defending as a 'linguistic misspeak.'

Virtual reality a sickening experience

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:29:25 EST


A new study shows that women experience more virtual reality-related motion sickness.

Scientists explore why time flies when you're having fun

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:09:02 EST


Neuroscientists in Portugal have discovered a group of neurons in the brains of mice that may help to explain why our perception of time passing — either slowly or quickly — is so subjective.

The patent trap? Open science advocates want CRISPR technology to be free

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:39:19 EST


Should two U.S. universities be fighting to privatize one of the most important scientific discoveries in history? Canadian open science advocates say no.

Inuvik teacher's 'never-ending encouragement' leads to prestigious polar mentor award

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:06:41 EST


Joel McAlister, a senior instructor in the Environment and Natural Resources Technology program in Inuvik, N.W.T., was named Mentor of the Year at this week's ArcticNet gathering in Winnipeg.

'We lost a very good man today': Chris Hadfield on the death of John Glenn

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 22:23:05 EST


Col. Chris Hadfield, Canada’s most recognizable former astronaut, says the death of his idol and colleague John Glenn is tragic.

Still don't own a smartwatch? You're not alone

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


There's still not a great reason to own a smartwatch, says one industry analyst. "A lot of what these devices can do, they're essentially just mimicking the phone."

Trudeau announces 'pan-Canadian framework' on climate — but Sask., Manitoba hold off

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:15:00 EST


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a "pan-Canadian framework" to fight climate change and meet Canada's commitments to cut carbon emissions by 2030 — but a day of intense talks failed to get all premiers onside.

7 penguins drown at Calgary Zoo

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:53:30 EST


Seven Humboldt penguins were found dead at the back of the Penguin Plunge exhibit at the Calgary Zoo on Thursday.

Former astronaut, U.S. senator John Glenn dead at 95

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:46:08 EST


John Glenn, whose life took him to the celestial heights as the first American to orbit in space, then into the trenches of congressional infighting as a longtime Democratic senator, before he re-entered space as a 77-year-old, has died.

Researchers sound alarm over millions of tonnes of plastic dumped into oceans

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:58:24 EST


Members of an international organization based in Denmark that aims to raise awareness about the consequences of the increasing plastic pollution of the oceans, are set to collect data and measure levels of micro-plastics floating in the water.

Feathered dinosaur tail found trapped in amber

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST


Scientists have discovered a unique find: a tail feather of 99-million-year-old dinosaur.