With its new space centre, NATO seeks the ultimate high ground

Rocket Launch

It’s not the Space Force you may have heard about. Still, NATO’s newly announced space centre boldly takes the seven-decade-old institution where no international military alliance has gone before.


How birds and mammals got an evolutionary edge by getting their legs under them


Evolving warm-bloodedness and an upright posture after a massive extinction event allowed the ancestors of mammals and birds to survive — and thrive, said paleontologist Mike Benton.


This Inuit author named 4 of Saturn’s moons. Here’s what he wants to name next

Michael Kusugak

In 2000, children’s author Michael Kusugak named a group of Saturn’s many moons. Twenty years later, he’s looking to rename the street near his house.


Federal, Alberta governments sign caribou conservation plan amid protection order pressure


Facing increased pressure to protect woodland caribou herds, the federal and Alberta governments have signed a conservation agreement aimed at restoring dwindling herds in the province.


Pre-election lawsuit against Google sets the stage for global action on tech giants


The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google may open the door to further moves against the tech giants in the United States and elsewhere. 


Keeping buildings cool with colour

perovskite windows

Bob McDonald’s blog: Paint that can actually cool buildings, and tinted windows that generate solar power could be important innovations in reducing energy used by buildings.


Russian hackers targeting state, local networks, say U.S. officials

Election Security Russia

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers, said U.S. officials.


How this un-crushable beetle survives being run over by a car

Diabolical ironclad beetle

It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings.


The science behind why police now believe they have the right suspect in Christine Jessop’s murder

Hoover TPS press conference

Calvin Hoover, who died by suicide in 2015, will never know that it was his own distant relatives’ use of a genealogy website that helped police and forensic genealogists label him as a Christine Jessop’s murderer.


Ontario’s big cities face looming landfill shortage after change to approvals process

Toronto garbage collectors

Ontario’s large cities may be left scrambling to find space for their garbage because of new legislation that makes it much harder to build landfills in the province.