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Ship Lost In The Arctic 160 Years Ago Found Thanks To Climate Change

In 1845, the explorer John Franklin set off to sail the fabled Northwest Passage, an Arctic sea route that would hypothetically connect the Atlantic and the Pacific. He never returned. His ship was lost to the ice. But now, thanks to the obsession of Canada’s prime minister, an expedition has located one of Franklin’s two ships. Why does Canada care so much about this old vessel? Climate change.


These Sun-Tracking Devices Pipe Real Sunlight Into Shadowy Buildings

It’s a necessary evil of designing in cities: Only the tallest or most perfectly situated buildings get much sunlight. A company called Sun Central thinks it has a solution — in the form of an autonomous sun-tracking mechanism that sucks up sunlight and pipes it into dark buildings.


A 'Dumpcano' Of Rubbish Erupted In The Arctic And Won't Stop Burning

It began rather quietly as a underground fire at a dump in Canada’s remote northern reaches. Then in May, the fire “erupted”, spewing forth flames and toxic fumes over the city of Iqaluit. Faced with a football field-sized smouldering dump fire, this week the city council finally scrounged up the $US2.2 million to put it out. How the hell does a dump fire spontaneously ignite — and why is it so expensive to put out?


Canadian Police Want You To Respond To Sexts With These Insane Replies

It’s been a red-letter past few years for both teens and sexters alike. So it’s not surprising that, today, we find ourselves in the era of the sext-addled teen. But the Ontario Provincial Police think they might be able to stop teens at the source with a potent combination of app-based sarcasm and “keep calm and carry on” jokes. Bless their hearts.


My Life In Canadian Netflix Hell

I’m American, but I’ve spent a big chunk of the last eight years in Canada, first for affordable education, and then for love. Canada is a gentle foster motherland, suckling me on her polite, maple-flavored bosom. But Netflix here is some bootleg FUBAR bullshit.


The World's Largest Gathering Of Snakes Looks Like A Slithering Sea

Briefly: Imagine your worst nightmare. And then imagine your living room filled with thousands and thousands and thousands of snakes. That’s what it’s like at the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. It’s the largest concentration of snakes in the world. It basically looks like an ocean of snakes.


BlackBerry's Potential Canadian Spokespeople, Ranked

Finally BlackBerry (reportedly) called on Canada’s most reputable citizen, Drake, to promote the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. But despite Drizzy’s only cares being money and the city that he’s from, he declined. So who should BlackBerry call?


This Terrifying Glass Deck Lets You Walk Off A Cliff

This is the Glacier Skywalk, a newly finished observation deck in Canada’s Jasper National Park, smack dab in the middle of the Rockies of the Great White North. It makes you feel almost like you’re walking on air.


Canada Wants To Send Its Astronauts To Space In Computer Shirts

Wearable technology has a long way to go. Sure, a smartwatch that lets you read text messages on your wrist is neat, and a pair of glasses that take pictures is innovative (or whatever). But what about technology we can really wear? Like clothes?


Awesome Guy Builds Colourful Ice Fortress

Winter is no fun, especially when it comes too soon or overstays its welcome. How can you make it more enjoyable? By being awesome like Chris Marchand who decided to turn snow into snowlemonade (snowade? water?) by making a beautiful and colourful ice wall fortress in his yard. Look at it. It glows.


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