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Famous arctic fossil returns to Canada


Posted by Carys Mills in Science & Technology on Wednesday, June 24, 2015



The fossil of Tiktaalik roseae. (Photo: Roger Bull/Canadian Museum of Nature)

Tiktaalik, a famous 375-million-year-old fish fossil, was welcomed back to Canada this week.

Discovered on Ellesmere Island in 2004, the fossil made international headlines because it offers an indication of when fish first began evolving into land animals.

About 60 specimens of Tiktaalik roseae and 120 other specimens from the High Arctic were returned to Canada this week. They were studied for a decade in the labs of co-discoverers Neil Shubin, from the University of Chicago, and Ted Daeschler, ...

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Bill Lishman to create huge outdoor iceberg sculpture for Museum of Nature


Posted by Carys Mills in The RCGS on Wednesday, June 10, 2015



(Photo: courtesy Bill Lishman)

A stainless steel iceberg is coming to the lawn of Ottawa's Museum of Nature.

Canadian artist William Lishman designed the 40-foot sculpture, which he hopes will be installed later this year, before snow is on the ground. Both Lishman and the museum's CEO hope the piece, which will be large enough for people to walk under and explore, will encourage dialogue about the Arctic.

"Most people don't get to see icebergs," said Lishman, a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. "So this ...

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Animals inside out at the Museum of Nature


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Science & Technology on Friday, May 15, 2015



Plastinated shark at the Museum of Nature's Animals Inside Out exhibit, open until September 20, 2015. (Photo: Sabrina Doyle)

Looking for something to do this long weekend? Why not look inside an animal? From the curators of the worldwide success Body Worlds comes a new exhibit focused on the inner workings of animals. In its Canada debut, Animals Inside Out gives visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature an intimate peek beneath the skin of more than 100 specimens of the world's animals, from the homely housecat to the towering giraffe.

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New gardening photo contest begins!


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Photography on Thursday, September 11, 2014



Click above photo to see images from gardens in the Ottawa area. (Photo: Jessica Toczko)

Click on the photo for a slideshow of garden images from around Ottawa. (Photo: Jessica Toczko)

Colourful flowers, plump vegetables, cultivated hedges, magnificent greenhouses and beautiful fields. Canada is filled with so much beauty courtesy of Mother Nature.

What better way for shutterbugs with green thumbs to show Canada's floral flourish than a new gardening photo contest! The Budding and Blooming Photo Contest allows Photo Club members to submit images of their gardens, public gardens and nature's garden.

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Video of the Week: Northern lights


Posted by Alvina Siddiqui in Nature on Friday, September 5, 2014



The Aurora Borealis In Canada: A Timelapse Film from Costal Productions on Vimeo.

They dance like no one’s watching.

Having set out for some night photography, Victor Chimenti stumbled upon one of the Natural Seven Wonders of the World — the northern lights.

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