Kraken Robotics nets $3M to build new ‘Thunderfish’ autonomous underwater vehicle

Kraken Thunderfish XL

The Thunderfish XL is designed to be completely autonomous, and will be able to make decisions on its own as to how to proceed when faced with a situation.


Cormorant hunt lacks scientific basis, 51 experts say in open letter to Ontario minister

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Fifty-one experts are calling on the Ontario minister of natural resources and forestry to provide a scientific explanation for a province-wide hunt on double-crested cormorants that is slated to begin within two weeks.


QAnon merchandise still sold by major online retailers despite social media crackdown

QAnon Amazon

E-commerce giants Amazon and eBay continue to sell thousands of items promoting QAnon, even as social media companies crack down on the dangerous conspiracy theory that the FBI has called a “domestic terror threat.”


Elon Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in animal brains

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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink has unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, showing off an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.


Zimbabwe investigating mysterious deaths of 11 elephants


The carcasses of the elephants were discovered on Friday in Pandamasue Forest, located between Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.


1st complete dinosaur skeleton, found in 1858, finally gets its due


When the bones of the early armored dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified. Now, the first thorough evaluation of its fossils is finally giving Scelidosaurus its due.


The ‘fire paradox’: Study suggests ways we fight northern wildfires could be increasing fire risk

Behchoko wildfire June 30

Natural Resources Canada researchers found that many communities are surrounded by older, more flammable forests, and are therefore more susceptible to wildfires. They say fire suppression policies may be to blame.


Rare cinnamon black bear with cubs captured and moved out of Fort St. John, B.C.

Cinnamon bear Fort St. John

A family of black bears that was generating hourly calls to the conservation officer service in Fort St. John, B.C., has been tranquilized and relocated, wildlife officials say.


Black bear checks out Whistler resort lobby but doesn’t check in

Bear in lobby at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler

A curious black bear wandering through an open lobby door into the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler was caught on a hotel security camera on July 13.


School on the land: Indigenous teachings get kids outside the classroom

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Parents and First Nations schools are turning to education options like medicine picking and getting out on the land as outdoor options for schooling amid COVID-19.