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How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

It’s big, cold, blue and 4.3 billion kilometres away. But astronomers using cutting-edge optics technology have taken an image of Neptune that is nearly as sharp as those taken from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.…

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings…

‘Ghost particle’ reveals source of mysterious cosmic rays

‘Ghost particle’ reveals source of mysterious cosmic rays

For more than 100 years, scientists have speculated about the origin of high-energy cosmic rays, a rain of charged particles that bombard Earth from space at close to light speed. Now a…

Student bikes 1,600 km to connect with people facing climate change

Student bikes 1,600 km to connect with people facing climate change

Martin Laroche biked along the Atlantic coast to understand what challenges associated with climate change coastal communities face. (Todd O’Brien/CBC) Using his mother’s 30-year-old 12-speed bike, Martin Laroche pedaled 1,600…

Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease. With Pruitt’s departure, U.S. President Donald Trump loses…

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

An expanse of boreal shield straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border will be Canada’s first mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site, according to an announcement Sunday. The decision was announced by the…

The coldest place on Earth is even colder than 1st reported

The coldest place on Earth is even colder than 1st reported

Some Canadians may lament the cold temperatures winter brings us, but they’re nothing compared to record-setting Antarctica. In 2013, scientists announced they’d found the coldest place on Earth, in the East Antarctic Plateau,…

Support for news, culture was on Joly’s agenda for 2017 meeting with Google execs

Support for news, culture was on Joly’s agenda for 2017 meeting with Google execs

When Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly walked into a room full of Google executives last year, she came armed with a list of questions that really could have been reduced to just…

University of Waterloo invites Indigenous girls to explore tech careers

University of Waterloo invites Indigenous girls to explore tech careers

Emma Smith remembers being a girl on the Western University campus in London taking part in a health sciences camp specifically for Indigenous girls. Smith, who is Anishnabeg and is…

How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

In January, an Indian rocket arced across the sky over the island of Sriharikota as it soared into space. On board were several satellites, including an Indian mapping satellite, one from Canada…

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