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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

Baffin Island, where a fragment of one of Earth’s ancient continents was found. (Photo: iStock)

Photo: iStock
Kimberlite samples retrieved from Baffin Island show the North Atlantic craton was 10 per larger than originally thought

Canadian scientists are developing treatments and researching vaccines for COVID-19.

Vaccines, treatments and virus mapping are all underway

Isabella O’Brien showcasing her ocean acidification research project at the 2015 Google Science Fair held at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. (Photo courtesy Isabella O’Brien)

Photo courtesy Isabella O’Brien
An 18-year-old environmentalist from Hamilton, Ont. is gaining recognition for her experiments using pulverized seashells to lower the acidity of ocean and lake water
Future farming frontiers, agriculture, climate change

Photo: Murray Cotton/Can Geo Photo Club

Photo: Murray Cotton/Can Geo Photo Club
Global agricultural landmass could increase by one-third within the next century, with boreal Canada and Russia set to gain the most arable ground. But what might the environmental and social consquences be?
plastic straw alternative

Cellophax is a plastic-like material made from cellulose, a major component of trees and plants. (Photo: TreeMaTech)

Photo: TreeMaTech
With Canada set to ban single-use plastics by 2022, products made of cellulose — a major component of plants — could be the ideal alternative
mars rover nasa

A depiction of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover analyzing a rock on the red planet. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Chris Herd is the only Canadian on the Mars rover sample return team
moon lunar space

These new lunar missions would be to explore what is available on the moon from a resource point of view. (Photo: NASA)

Photo: NASA
CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen says space exploration represents a major economic opportunity for Canada
arctic seaduck

A camouflaged eider hen guards her nest. (Photo: Petteri Sulonen CCBY2.0)

Photo: Petteri Sulonen CCBY2.0
As polar bears move inland earlier across parts of the Arctic, they're geting a taste for eider eggs 
covid-19 influenza

The World Health Organization says it’s still too early to call the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
WHO says it’s “time to do everything you would do in preparing for a pandemic”
CHIME telescope, space, radio burst, discovery

The CHIME telescope, located in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan. (Photo: Andre Renard, Dunlap Institute)

Photo: Andre Renard, Dunlap Institute
For the first time, Canadian researchers working with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope have discovered a fast radio burst (FRB) that is repeating in regular 16-day intervals
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