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Video of the Week: bioluminescent lamp

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Science & Technology on Friday, January 16, 2015

Ever wish you could paddle through Puerto Rico's bioluminescent waters, but don't relish the thought of swimming with thousands of dinoflagellates? Amsterdam-based designer Teresa van Dongen has created a sterilized version of the experience in the form of... a lamp.

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Cold-weather photography tips

Posted by Jessica Finn in Photography on Thursday, January 15, 2015

What does it take to get good cold-weather photos? (Photo: Heida Simundsson)

With subzero temperatures being the norm for most Canadian winters, it’s important to protect yourself and your gear when preparing to shoot in the cold. Here are a few tips to consider before you leave the creature comforts of home.

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10 surprising facts about Canadian pop culture

Posted by Aaron Kylie in History on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons)

Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing a selection of my favourite stats and feats from my new book Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada: 1000 Facts & Figures (in stores now!). If you enjoy trivia, particularly Canadian trivia, or have a particular fascination with Canadian facts and accomplishments, you’ll surely enjoy my book. In the hopes of further capturing your interest, I’ve been sharing a top-10 selection of items from each category that particularly stood out for me. This week: pop culture.

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Map Monday: Can you identify cities by their streets?

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Monday, January 12, 2015

Can you guess this city? (Map shown originally on The Washington Post Wonkblog)

Think you know your urban geography? Test yourself with this brief but entertaining quiz from The Washington Post. In the map clues provided, all extraneous cartographic data has been eliminated except for the streets, leaving a criss-crossed monochrome canvas that can be disorienting at first.

Despite the fact that most of the cities are located in the United States, Canada is not entirely forgotten, and the challenge is novel enough to make it worth your while. With nothing but the shape of streets to to indicate what is land and what is water, it creates an interesting new way to look at geography.

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A dozen travel-related New Year's resolutions from Canadian Geographic

Posted by Carys Mills in Travel on Thursday, January 8, 2015

Illustration: Sandrine Z (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

At Canadian Geographic, a lot of our goals for 2015 are focused on travel.

Staff at the magazine and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society decided to share some New Year’s resolutions, in case you’re looking for inspiration.

“I would like to visit Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador and capture it's beauty with my camera!”
— Javier Frutos, Art Director

“Live more dangerously. Within limits, of course. I feel like I'm an overly cautious traveller generally, and that ...

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