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An example of cave art from Crimea. Image: 
Konstantin Malanchev

Cave Drawings Suggest Art May Be Older Than We Thought

Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.

by · October 8, 2014 · News
Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

How can the water you get from your tap be older than the Earth, the sun and the solar system?
That’s not possible, right?

by · October 6, 2014 · News, Science
Cosmonaut Yelena Serova. Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

First Russian Woman On ISS

Cosmonaut Elena Serova arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26, becoming the first Russian woman to join the crew of the space station.
Serova and two other astronauts made the six-hour flight in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. They docked with the ISS while orbiting 364 kilometres above the Earth.

by · September 28, 2014 · News, Science
Atlantic Salmon. Image: Zapyon

Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’?

A company called AquaBounty Technologies has created a new type of salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon.
Now it wants permission to sell the salmon as food.
But many people, including some scientists, say the company should not be allowed to farm or sell the salmon until we know more about the possible effects it could have on the environment and on human health.

by · September 24, 2014 · Health, News, Science
Lost “Franklin Expedition” Ship Found

Lost “Franklin Expedition” Ship Found

A team of Canadian scientists and archaeologists has found the wreckage of a ship that was lost in Canada’s Arctic almost 170 years ago.

by · September 22, 2014 · News
Image: Luke Jones

Scientists Explain How Asteroid Impact Led To Dinosaur Extinction

Most scientists agree that dinosaurs became extinct after a huge asteroid (space rock) struck the Earth. Now, an international team of researchers thinks they can show exactly why the asteroid caused dinosaurs died out.

by · September 21, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
The map shows how much warmer temperatures were in 2000-2009 compared to average temperatures recorded between 1951 and 1980. The most extreme warming, shown in red, was in the Arctic. Image: NASA

Ancient Beetle Fossils Helping Scientists Understand Global Warming

Beetle fossils found in an ancient lake bed in British Columbia are helping scientists to understand global warming in the past and the present.

Fossilized palm bruchine beetles were discovered at the McAbee fossil site near Cache Creek, B.C., by scientists from Simon Fraser University.

by · July 28, 2014 · Animals, Environment, News, Science
The Foldscope would replace microscopes such as these. Image: Thelmadatter

Paper Microscopes Will Make Science More Accessible

Manu Prakash, a scientist and professor at Stanford University in California, thinks all kids should have a chance to study science.

His new invention – an inexpensive paper microscope called the Foldscope – just might make that possible.

by · June 26, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Big Bend Power Station. Image: Wknight94

Obama Wants Tough New Anti-Pollution Law

Coal plants in the United States will have to cut their production of carbon dioxide (known as “carbon emissions”) by 30 per cent by the year 2030.

by · June 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
Blue Whale skeleton, Canadian Museum of Nature. Image: D. Gordon E. Robertson

Blue Whale Carcass Will Help Scientific Research

When the carcasses of nine blue whales were spotted in sea ice off the coast of Newfoundland in April, it was an environmental tragedy. Blue whales are endangered all over the world, and only about 240 now live in the western Atlantic Ocean near Canada.

by · May 25, 2014 · Animals, News, Science