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Hunting for DNA in Doggerland, an Ancient Land Beneath the North Sea

In 1931 a fishing boat trawling the North Sea hauled in a spear point along with its catch. The sharpened piece of antler with barbs carved into one …

Jimmy Carter: Trump is right to take on Canada’s unfair lumber trading practices

I agree with the recent decision of the White House and the Commerce Department to impose anti-subsidy duties against Canada’s unfairly traded …

Belgian grave-hunters solve 100-year-old mystery of missing First World War Canadian airmen

Dirk Decuypere is a retired language teacher from a tiny village near the Belgian town of Ypres, a boneyard of a place full of fragments of dead …

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Calgary school buzzing with 2 new hives of on-campus honeybees

A southeast Calgary school is abuzz with its latest educational project.<p>The Phoenix Foundation School — a blended learning centre that works with …

Ecology

Calgary drug sweep nets $370K worth of marijuana, shatter, other drugs

Police have shattered a Calgary drug ring, seizing $370,000 worth of marijuana and thousands of packages of potent cannabis derivatives.Alberta Law …

African Film Festival YYC

The <b>Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society</b> shares the rich creative works of African cultures - from the continent and throughout the Diaspora - with …

From craft beer to adventure, major tourism conference touts Calgary's charms

Calgary will be in the spotlight this week as 2,000 delegates arrive in the city for a major tourism conference.<p>Rendez-vous Canada matches buyers and …

Tourism

Screaming children flee Calgary school bus moments before it bursts into flames

Witnesses say frightened children aboard a school bus in Calgary were screaming as rescuers pulled them to safety just before the front of the …

Canada

Gosling season in Calgary: How to avoid the wrath of overzealous parents

Geese are notorious for stealing each other's babies, so you'll understand if some new parents are feeling a little testier in Calgary these …

Canada

Part of Earth's crust fell from the sky, new research suggests

Scientists at Montreal's McGill University have added to the common theory about how the Earth's crust was created.<p>Don Baker and Kassandra Sofonio …

Earth Science

ROM scientists name new dinosaur species after Ghostbusters villain

The dinosaur's armour and spiked tail with a club at the end would have helped it keep predators at bay. (Danielle Dufault/Royal Ontario …

Paleontology

One way to battle future flooding: stop building on flood plains, say experts

As the battle to protect homes from flooding continues across the country, questions are being asked about whether it's time to reconsider …

Canada

Millions in suspected Russian crime proceeds flowed through Canadian banks, companies

A powerful Russian crime syndicate that's accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars around the world appears to have also flowed millions …

Corruption

Air Canada leaves teen 'trapped' alone overnight at Toronto's Pearson airport

A teen from Geraldton in northwestern Ontario spent a long lonely night at Toronto's Pearson airport last week. His story made news after his mother …

Toronto

Canadians can have better consumer protections. We just need to get angry

A fellow I know in Ottawa makes a handsome living lobbying to ensure that American e-commerce remains prohibitively expensive to Canadian shoppers. …

Canada

What comes next? A primer on how the B.C. election will be decided

Elections BC says it could be a long while until the final results of the 2017 provincial election, which ended with the Liberals one seat short of a …

Andrew Weaver

The Late Show's Stephen Colbert welcomes fellow Daily Show alums

It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow <i>Daily Show</i> alums on a special edition of CBS' <i>The Late Show</i>.<p>Along …

Comedy

'Large-scale disaster': Ralph Goodale warns of long flood recovery ahead

Water levels are beginning to recede, but the biggest challenges of flood recovery are still ahead, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale warned today.<p>…

Ralph Goodale

Four feared dead in British Columbia and Quebec floods

<b>Four people are missing after some of the worst flooding in decades in parts of Canada.</b><p>In the eastern province of Quebec, police are searching for a man and a toddler who were swept away after their car swerved into a river.<p>In British Columbia (BC), on the other side of the country, rescue crews …

Canada

Victory Day Parade in Russia: Pictures

'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur

Meet <i>Beibeilong sinensis,</i> the most recently identified dinosaur species.<p>The name means "baby dragon from China." The dinosaur had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull. It probably looked most like a cassowary, flightless birds slightly smaller than an ostrich.<p>But the <i>Beibeilong</i> was much …

Dinosaurs
Biographies

What the Teacher of the World’s Most Popular Online Course Has Learned About the Science of Learning | Heleo

“Whether you’re learning a language, a musical instrument, how to dance, how to drive a car, it’s all the same: developing a compact, connected, …

Amazing fossils found by ordinary people thrill scientists

Public has access to places paleontologists can't cover, boosting chance of rare finds<p>A new species of flightless bird was found on a Vancouver …

Superold sea creature discovered, gives us supernew creeps

A 500-million-year-old creature adds to the fascinating chain of early life on Earth.<p>A curious pair of fossils discovered at the Burgess Shale dig site in British Columbia didn't look quite like any Lobopodian previously found, so two Royal Ontario Museum researchers set out to get to the bottom of …

Dinosaurs

Researchers Just Found Evidence of an Ancient 'Lost Continent' Under Mauritius

Earth still has some massive secrets.<p>Newly discovered crystals expelled from volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are billions of years …

‘Mini Metros’ illustrates 220 subway and light rail systems from around the world

Metros from Ottawa to Mecca to Bangkok<p>These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by Washington, D.C.-based graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they’re also eye-opening. Called “Mini Metros,” the series comprises 220 metro and light rail …

Mars is warmer than Toronto: A scientific analysis of just how damned cold it is in Canada

<i>Canada is going through a bit of a cold snap right now. Cities from Vancouver to Windsor to Toronto are under cold weather alerts, while corners of</i> …