Same wine, different tastes: Study pits B.C. oenophiles against Montreal sommeliers


Wine educators hope a recent study, published in the Journal of Wine Research, will help demystify the standards used to determine why some wines are worth drinking and others, not so much.


Indonesian divers recover Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia Lion Air Crash

Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said, in a possible boost to the investigation into why the two-month-old plane nosedived at high velocity, killing all 189 people aboard.


Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s


The ice melt on Antarctica is accelerating dramatically. Since 2009, Antarctica has lost almost 252 billion tonnes of ice per year, compared to 40 billion tonnes a year in the 1980s, a new study finds.


Got rats? SPCA says deal with them humanely, use next generation rat trap


It’s a frightful reality: Metro Vancouver is teeming with rats. And when the region has a rat problem, so do its residents.


Launch delayed again for showcase Canadian satellite system

RADARSAT Constellation Mission

There’s been another delay for the troubled Radarsat Constellation Mission program, a $1-billion showcase project for the Canadian Space Agency. This sixth delay is the result of a faulty Falcon 9 first-stage booster built by SpaceX that failed to land properly in Florida. Officials say there’s no new date scheduled yet.


Watch a lobster fisherman rescue a deer that had been trapped in the ice


In a twist of fate, a lobster fishermen who got into a car crash involving a deer just months ago ended up rescuing a small doe trapped in sea ice.


Texting service used by schools complains about fees charged by Bell, Rogers

Classroom cellphone distraction for students

Two of Canada’s largest mobile phone services are being targeted by a social media campaign launched by, a San Francisco-based company that provides a free two-way texting service for teachers, students and parents.


Rarely seen wolverines subject of northwestern Ontario tracking project


Researchers are live-trapping, and tracking wolverines near Red Lake, Ont., in an attempt to better understand the threatened species, and how to protect it.


Loud, smelly and ‘spellbinding’ — hundreds of huge sea lions converge on Powell River

Sea Lions

Hundreds of sea lions have are sprawled on a beach in Powell River, B.C., drawing crowds to watch the action.


Study shows black bears need a variety of salmon species to be healthy

black bear

A new study by Canadian researchers shows that black bears need different species of salmon rather than huge numbers of them in a short period to be healthy.