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Wild Ontario coyote caught on video playing fetch likely ‘practising hunting’

While Ontario’s coyotes are usually taking heat for wiping out moose or snagging housecats, a recent video of one of the canines playing fetch with …

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Newsmakers 2015: The animals worth squawking about this year

From the adorable to the crusading, here are eight animals who were 2015’s best of the beasts<p>1 of 8<p>Previous<p>Next<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Reddit<p>Email<p>Ross Parry …

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‘The Invaders’ sees dogs as key to modern humans’ success

The Invaders<i><br>Pat Shipman<br>Harvard Univ., $29.95</i><p>Ancient humans drove Neandertals to extinction around 40,000 years ago with the help of dogs soon after …

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

The ‘intelligent design’ push in public classrooms failed a decade ago, but since then Darwin’s haters have returned with a new strategy disguised as …

Burlington’s John Beeden becomes first to row solo across Pacific Ocean

John Beeden, a self-described “Scrawny Old Yorkshireman” from Burlington, Ont., has become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, arriving in the eastern Australian city of Cairns after 209 days alone at sea.<p>Mr. Beeden, 53, left San Francisco in June expecting to take up to 180 days …

Canadian Tire adds 33 types of Holiday Collection lights to safety recall

Health Canada says it has received one report from a consumer who received a minor electric shock from the coloured lights<p>TORONTO — Canadian Tire is …

Canada

Love thy neighbour? Unlicensed body rub parlour busted beside Christian bookstore in London, Ont.

City officials discovered an unlicensed body rub parlour operating next to a Christian centre in downtown London, Ont.<p>Bylaw officers launched an …

Officials warn northern Brazilians to avoid pregnancy as 2,400 babies are born brain damaged amid virus’s spread

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may be the cause of thousands of infants being …

Mapped: What if all of Canada lived in one city?

Halifax would stretch into western Quebec<p>What kind of footprint would Canada’s cities occupy if the entire country moved in? Factoring in the current …

Interview: Levitation by Franck Bohbot

Last week, we featured this excellent black and white series titled <i>Levitation</i> by Franck Bohbot. The French photographer traveled to Paris, Madrid, New York and Barcelona to take these “magical” shots. I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Franck and he was kind enough to answer some of …

The Maclean’s Town Hall with Justin Trudeau

What would you ask the Prime Minister?<p>We asked Canadians what they would ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. We’ll put those questions to him on Dec. …

Canadians not reaping ‘full benefit’ of oil plunge at the gas pump: BMO

Canadians should be enjoying lower prices at the gas pump given the wreckage in the oil market, BMO Nesbitt Burns says.<p>Many things factor into the cost of gas, including taxes, and it varies across the country, but prices should still be lower than they are, according to calculations made by BMO …

AP: Supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

Burmese men, women and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and Red Lobster, an Associated Press investigation found

Man behind string of burglaries in Florida community was likely eaten by 11-foot alligator, police say

PALM BAY, Fla. — Authorities say a man who may have hidden as officers investigated reports of two suspicious men in a Florida community targeted by …

Canada launches inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women

Canada’s government has launched a long-awaited national inquiry into the murder or disappearance of hundreds of indigenous women, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised a “total renewal” of the country’s relationship with its aboriginal population.<p>Speaking to an Assembly of First Nations (AFN) …

Canada

How to defeat your city’s Olympic bid: Boston activists export winning strategy

The activists who upended Boston's well-funded, star-studded Olympic bid are exporting their expertise.<p>Leaders of No Boston 2024 and No Boston Olympics are showing opposition groups elsewhere how they helped turn public opinion against the city's bid for the 2024 summer games, forcing organizers to …

John Ivison: Liberals’ electoral reform vow an existential threat to the Conservative Party

Conservatives greeted most of the speech from the throne with equanimity. To the victor the spoils and David Johnston merely recited a pro forma list …

Rare early map of Canada, drawn by Samuel de Champlain in 1612, recovered after theft by collector

It is one of history’s first representations of the land that would become Canada.<p>The Geographic Map of New France, drawn up in 1612 by Samuel de …

Space opera creator hopes Disney and JJ Abrams won’t turn The Force ‘into a bunch of gobbledegook’ – and says Jar Jar Binks is his favourite character<p>George Lucas has revealed he has no plans to return to directing Star Wars movies for fear of criticism and the lack of room for “experimentalism” he …

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How a Prime Lens Can Improve Your Photography

Let’s begin with a primer on prime lenses (sorry, that was just too good to pass up).<p>A prime lens is a lens for a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera …