New coral reef taller than Eiffel Tower found off Australian coast


Australian scientists found a detached coral reef on the Great Barrier Reef that exceeds the height of the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower, the Schmidt Ocean Institute said this week, the first such discovery in over 100 years.


Forget fake vampires and ghouls; here’s a real life zombie story from nature


The emerald jewel wasp turns the American cockroach into a zombie so it can be manipulated into providing a living meal for its larvae


Halloween costs more than the Canadian space program


Bob McDonald’s blog: Canada’s contributions in space benefit science, technology and the development of true superheroes.


‘Otherworldly’ glass sponge reefs off B.C. featured in new documentary

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Deep beneath the surface of Howe Sound, northeast of Vancouver, there are 17 rare glass sponge reefs — rich ecosystems created by the sponges over thousands of years. The reefs were thought to be extinct until they were discovered off B.C.’s coast in the late 1980s.


Nova Scotia’s plastic bag ban starts today. Here’s what you should know

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The era of the plastic shopping bag has come to a close in Nova Scotia, as a provincewide ban comes into effect.


Fibre optic internet expected to change life in Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Attawapiskat

Kashechewan telephone polls

Some of the most remote communities in northern Ontario could have some of the fastest internet by the end of next year.


Mall real estate company collected 5 million images of shoppers, say privacy watchdogs


The real estate company behind some of Canada’s most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside their digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls across Canada to collect millions of images and used facial recognition technology without customers’ knowledge or consent, according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C. privacy commissioners.


New population estimate suggests only 356 North Atlantic right whales left

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There are just 356 North Atlantic right whales left in the world, according to a newly released estimate that is down from last year’s population count for the endangered species and which one scientist calls “gut wrenching.”


Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

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Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N.’s nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer.