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More than 200 sea turtles, most dead, wash ashore in U.S.

Sat, 2018-11-24 21:39
An unusual number of sea turtles have been washing ashore in New England, many of which are a critically endangered turtle species called Kemp's ridley.

Geologist: Prehistoric reptile left tracks at Grand Canyon

Sat, 2018-11-24 15:48
A geology professor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said he recently identified fossilized tracks from a reptile along a popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park, a newspaper reported.

Shipwreck found in Georgian Bay with 1927 Chevy parked inside

Sat, 2018-11-24 14:38
Ninety years ago, a ship sank in Georgian Bay and was only recently uncovered in “excellent condition” still carrying a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe inside.

Endangered white rhino on display at South Texas zoo

Sat, 2018-11-24 14:12
An endangered white rhino named Bebop is the newest member of a South Texas zoo, and zookeepers hope he gets along with his new female neighbours.

Russia space agency chief: We'll verify U.S. moon landings

Sat, 2018-11-24 07:53
The head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real.

'Probably never see another one': Rare split coloured lobster discovered off N.B. coast

Fri, 2018-11-23 16:53
The recent discovery of a two-toned lobster off the coast of New Brunswick is giving Canadians a rare look at a specimen most people may not even know exists.

Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses

Fri, 2018-11-23 00:12
Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of concern, like the water, is rising.

Scientists find remains of huge ancient herbivore

Thu, 2018-11-22 14:18
Scientists say they've found the remains of a giant herbivore that lived more than 200 million years ago, around the same time as dinosaurs, in what is now Poland.

Canadian scientist names new beetle after MLB all-star Jose Bautista

Thu, 2018-11-22 13:59
Entomologist Bob Anderson has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after MLB all-star and former Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista.

Mars landing comes down to final 6 minutes of 6-month trip

Thu, 2018-11-22 09:58
For NASA's InSight spacecraft, it all comes down to the final six minutes of a six-month journey to Mars.

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Thu, 2018-11-22 09:52
A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA's InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet.

UN weather group: Greenhouse gases in air rose again in 2017

Thu, 2018-11-22 07:43
The UN's weather organization says greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere climbed to a new record level last year, warning that 'the window of opportunity' to act against climate change is nearly closed.

Biologist fears extent of bird mortality may grow after N.L. oil spill

Thu, 2018-11-22 07:12
At least 15 oiled seabirds have been spotted after Newfoundland's largest-ever offshore oil spill, but a biologist says past spills indicate the number could be in the thousands.

Virtual reality resurrects ancient Rome bit by bit

Thu, 2018-11-22 01:25
Gazing upon the splendours of ancient Rome is no longer a luxury reserved for visitors to the Italian capital, as temples opened their doors internationally with a digital project launched Wednesday after decades of planning.

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

Wed, 2018-11-21 19:52
The backlash over Big Tech's collection of personal data offers new hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to protect user privacy. Sites like Britain's Mojeek , France's Qwant , Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows don't track user data, filter results or show "behavioural" ads.

Are Canadians nicer than Americans? Just check Twitter

Wed, 2018-11-21 17:54
A new study analyzed 37 million tweets from Americans and Canadians and found that Canadians tend to send tweets with more positive words, while Americans have a habit for swearing.

'Something has changed:' Three bear species found in same northern Manitoba spot

Wed, 2018-11-21 17:53
Doug Clark of the University of Saskatchewan says he's got the first recorded proof of grizzly, black and polar bears all using the same land. "Scientifically, it has never been documented anywhere," he told The Canadian Press.

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

Wed, 2018-11-21 11:26
Scientists have developed a video simulation of how whales become entangled in fishing lines, and say the technology could help lead to new and safer gear designs.

Texas doctor fights to keep dinosaur skull seized by feds

Wed, 2018-11-21 10:21
A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection.

Fort McMurray fire showed animal care gaps during natural disasters: researcher

Wed, 2018-11-21 04:32
A Calgary researcher says the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016 showed how pets are often overlooked in disaster planning.