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Unmuzzled Canadian Scientists Have Harsh Words For Conservative Regime

Canada’s new, science-friendly Liberal government has set its federal researchers free. Now unmuzzled, some Canadian scientists are speaking out. Here’s a sampling of what it was like to do science under the Harper regime.

New Ministries Suggest Canada's Government Is About To Get Serious About Science

Canada’s new Liberal government was sworn in yesterday, and if its first moves were of any indication, science — woefully neglected under the previous Conservative government — will become a serious priority. The new cabinet features not one but two science ministers, and a renamed environment office with the words “climate change” right in the title.

On Canadian Construction Sites, You Build The Roof First

Conventional construction logic says that you have to build foundations first, roofs last. Montreal, Canada, home to poutine and twisted logic, disagrees.

Satellite Images Reveal A Massive 60 Million-Tonne Avalanche In Canada

Early last week, around 45 megatonnes of ice and rock plunged down the southeast flank of Mount Steele in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The avalanche, which occurred in a remote and unpopulated area, was so large that it was initially detected by earthquake seismometers.

Screen Australia Switches On New Fund For Interactive Media

Screen Australia and the Canada Media Fund have today announced a CAD$800,000 incentive for creatives working in interactive digital mediums. Their definition is quite broad — it could mean an app, a game, an online format or even a virtual reality experience — as long as it has the potential to be truly innovative and even ‘mind-blowing’.

Video: A Totally Stunning Aerial Tour Of Forests And Mountains

I’m a city person. I like buildings and bridges and streets and corners. I like angles and materials and signs and lights. But even I can let my jaw hang throughout this entire video about forests and mountains. The aerial video filmed by Earth Porn Films starts with the greenery of Alberta, Canada and transforms into the winter wonderland that is Alaska. It is truly stunning.

Hero Man Flies Balloon Chair Through The Sky

In what police aren’t describing (but I definitely am) as a “Classic Up situation”, 26-year-old Daniel Boria tethered 110 giant balloons to his lawn chair until he flew away.

So Many Fires Are Burning In Alaska And Canada There's Smoke Over Texas

The drought hitting the West is not just striking the continental US. That same weather pattern that’s sucking the life out of California is also making life hot, dry, and dangerous for the top third of North America: Alaska and Canada have seen little rainfall, soaring spring temperatures, and now a record-breaking wildfire season.

Hola: The Best Free VPN To Get To American Netflix Is Actually Shady As Hell

As an American living in Canada, there’s one Chrome extension I cherish more than any other: Hola Unblocker, a free VPN designed to help people abroad watch American Netflix, and other streaming US media. Unfortunately, it turns out Hola is up to some dubious business practices, ones that could put its users at risk.

This 595km Highway Of Ice Stretches Through Canada Every Winter

For vast majority of the year, the only way to reach remote but lucrative gold and diamond mines in Canada’s northwest is by air. But, every winter, something crazy happens. A 596km long highway is built almost entirely on ice — ice strong enough for 64-tonne trucks laden with fuel and supplies.

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