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Video of the week: Watch the northern lights from space


Posted by Alexandra Pope in Science & Technology on Friday, April 22, 2016



You'll want to make this video full-screen.

Earlier this week, NASA announced its new ultra-high definition (UHD) television channel by releasing this stunning compilation of aurora timelapses shot from the International Space Station.

Both the aurora borealis and their southern hemisphere counterpart, the aurora australis, are featured in gorgeous "4K" definition. 4K HD televisions have a screen resolution of more than 8 million pixels in total — four times the number in Full HD — so everything ...

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Video of the Week: Vancouver kayaker has close encounter with whale


Posted by Alexandra Pope in Wildlife on Friday, April 15, 2016



A screenshot from a video showing a humpback whale breaching close to a kayaker. Watch the video below. (Image via Instagram user johnnyvanuck)

A Vancouver man will have a whale of a tale to tell his friends in years to come.

Instagram user "johnnyvanuck" set out by kayak with a friend April 11 in search of a humpback whale that had reportedly been spotted feeding in English Bay.

"My heart started racing when I saw small fish swimming to the surface in a frenzy. I knew it was close," he wrote in the caption of the video he later posted to Instagram — but he didn't know how close. The whale suddenly breached right next to the man's ...

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Video of the week: Newborn penguin chicks get a check-up


Posted by Rachael Kelly in Wildlife on Friday, April 8, 2016



Time to ring Mr. Popper because the Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England has welcomed four newborn Humboldt penguin chicks to the family!

Each year, zookeepers name their chicks according to a specific theme. In 2016, the theme chosen was popular UK snacks. Wotsit, Quaver, Frazzle and Cheeto were the first Humboldt penguins to hatch at the zoo this year.

In the above video, the adorable young'uns are weighed, coming in at 75 grams.

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Video: Into The Arctic painting expedition nearly complete


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in The RCGS on Tuesday, April 5, 2016



After nearly a decade of travelling to and through the Arctic, Cory Trepanier is close to completing his epic painting expedition.

Via his Into The Arctic project, the artist and Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society set out to create a record of Canada’s northern landscapes. Easel and paintbrush in hand, Trepanier has hiked into all seven Arctic National Parks, filming the adventure as he went.

Trepanier completed his fourth and final expedition in the summer of 2015. Now, the ...

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Video of the week: NASA to experiment with inflatable space habitat


Posted by Alexandra Pope in Science & Technology on Friday, April 1, 2016



No, it's not an April Fools joke.

As long-term space living increasingly moves from the realm of science fiction to science fact, NASA is experimenting with different types of habitat that could support human health and productivity in the harsh conditions of deep space.

The first of these, an "inflatable" habitat called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, will soon be installed on the International Space Station and tested over a period of two years.

The BEAM is lightweight ...

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