Schoolgirls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid


Two teenage girls from India have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope, an Indian space education institute said on Monday.


Suspending water quality monitoring during pandemic a ‘serious oversight,’ says expert

Slave River Fort Smith NWT

‘The fact that the federal government has, on the quality side, not done any monitoring during the pandemic, is a serious oversight with huge impact,’ says former N.W.T. environment minister Michael Miltenberger.


Evasive black bear that bit 10-year-old prompts closure of 2nd park in B.C.

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A second park in North Vancouver, B.C., has been shut down in order to protect the public as conservation officers continue searching for a food-conditioned black bear that bit a child on Friday.


Orca that captured hearts when she kept dead calf afloat for 17 days is pregnant again

j35 killer whale

Researchers are hopeful J35 will deliver a healthy female, which the J pod population desperately needs.


Life on Mars? Canada lends hand to snag pieces of Mars on new mission set to launch Thursday

Mars Perseverance

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is set to blast off on Thursday, and Canada is playing a vital role in its mission.


Majority of early Fraser River sockeye run won’t make it to spawning grounds, report suggests

Spawning sockeye salmon Adams River B.C. 2018

An early sockeye salmon run is having trouble making it up the Fraser River and the majority won’t make it to their spawning grounds this year, largely because of the ongoing Big Bar landslide, according to a report from the Pacific Salmon Commission.


Facebook partners with Ontario university on ‘global network’ to counter rise in online hate

Triple stabbing in North York

Faced with a rising tide of online hate and advertiser boycotts, Facebook Canada will announce today that it is teaming up with Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism to create what it calls the Global Network Against Hate.


Pushback against sexual harassment in the gaming industry grows with high-profile resignations

Ubisoft Montreal

Accord to a 2019 study, the gaming industry contributes $4.5 billion to Canada’s GDP annually. But as lucrative as the business is, in the past few weeks an ugly side to the industry has emerged with a wave of women sharing stories of harassment and mistreatment. 


DNA detection tool allows researchers to identify invasive species in Canadian forests

DNA detection tool allows researchers to identify invasive species in Canadian forests

UBC researcher Richard Hamelin says the tool is a game changer because it brings the lab into the field.