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Woolly mammoth restoration at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Image: WolfmanSF

Woolly Mammoth Sparks Debate Over Cloning

A woolly mammoth carcass that was frozen in ice for 40,000 years may make it possible for scientists to bring the extinct species back to life.
The mammoth was found embedded in ice on a remote island off northern Russia in May 2013.

by · November 25, 2014 · Animals, News
Image: Covenant House

Execs Sleep Out In Cold For Fundraiser

Some business executives in Toronto slept outdoors in very cold weather, recently, to raise money for young people who don’t have homes.

by · November 25, 2014 · News
Hospital sign. Image: Ltljltlj

Saskatchewan Couple Faces $1M Medical Bill

A Saskatchewan couple is discovering just how helpful people can be.
Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and husband Darren Kimmel found themselves facing a massive medical bill, but now Canadians are coming forward to help them cover their costs.

by · November 23, 2014 · Health, News
Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

It’s been snowing in Buffalo, New York.
And snowing. And snowing. And snowing and snowing and snowing and snowing.

by · November 20, 2014 · Environment, News
An angry citizen shares her displeasure at the Parliament buildings following the robocall scandal in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

Sentence Handed Down In “Pierre Poutine” case

Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Politics
From Blosom's Facebook page. Photo reprinted with permission.

The World’s Tallest Cow

Blosom the cow has many good qualities. She’s sweet. She’s kind and she is very friendly.
But she also has a claim to fame that no other cow has.
Blosom is officially the world’s tallest cow.
She stands 190 centimetres or six feet, four inches tall “from the hoof to the withers,” according to her official certificate.

by · November 18, 2014 · Animals, News
Philae Lander. Image: Wikipedia

Scientists Hope Philae Will Wake Up Next Spring

The Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last week has gone to sleep. But the good news is that scientists are hopeful that we haven’t heard the last messages from the spacecraft.

by · November 18, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Some of the leaders from the 2014 G20. Image: Agência Brasil

PM Harper Makes His Mark On G20 Summit

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his mark on the G20 Summit this year.
The Summit is a meeting of the leaders of 20 of the richest countries in the world.
The leaders of Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany and other countries met in Brisbane, Australia this year.
The Summit is held in a different location every year.

by · November 16, 2014 · News, Politics
Brooding emperor penguin with its chick approached by a rover camouflaged with a fake chick. Photo: Nature Methods, Le Maho et al.

Robotic Chick Lets Researchers Get Close to Penguins

A small robot that looks and acts like a baby penguin is helping researchers study penguins in a more natural way.
When scientists study any animals in the wild, it usually means a human has to get close to them to gather information. But people make animals nervous, so when human researchers are around, the animals don’t act the way they normally would.

by · November 15, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.

by · November 12, 2014 · News, Science, Technology