science
The Northernmost Settlement on Earth Hit 21 Degrees For the First Time This Week

It’s not just your living room that's been roasting this week. Much of the planet is on a heat bender, including the northernmost inhabited place on Earth. Read More >>

movies
A New Invisible Man Film Rises as the Dark Universe Dies

The moment we all knew was coming has arrived. Variety reports that Universal has “tabled” its idea for an interconnected universe of classic monster movies (called the “Dark Universe”) and are starting thing fresh with Invisible Man. Read More >>

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Netflix Says It Won’t Pull Controversial Footage of Actual Deadly Incident From Bird Box

After streaming giant Netflix came under fire for including footage of a real-life, deadly incident that occurred in Canada in its breakout monster movie Bird Box, the company said Thursday it will not pull that imagery from the film. Read More >>

privacy
Privacy Expert Resigns From Alphabet-Backed Smart City Project Over Surveillance Concerns

A privacy expert tasked with helping a new smart city development protect the data privacy of residents has resigned over concerns that her guidelines would be largely ignored. Read More >>

environment
Canadian Firenado Steals Firefighters’ Hose, Hits Them With Burning Logs

It is becoming increasingly clear the planet is trying to tell us it is sick of our crap and it is done playing. The latest example? A firenado sucking a team of firefighters’ hose into the sky. Read More >>

environment
Meet the Canadians in Oil Country Opposing a Huge Pipeline Project

Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline may have hit a snag Thursday, but that’s not stopping activists from taking action to raise awareness about the expansion project—and make sure it’s finished for good. Read More >>

environment
Canada Denies its Aeroplanes Poo on People

An outbreak of poo falling on people in Canada is no nearer to being explained, with the country's aviation coordinator telling a furious public that the human excrement rain is not being dumped out of aeroplane toilets. Read More >>

animals
Canadian Music Festival Nearly Placed on Hold Due to a Single Nesting Bird

Birds couldn’t care less about your human entertainment, and a killdeer certainly isn’t going to change its breeding plans to accommodate Ottawa’s annual Bluesfest music festival. Read More >>

immigration
Canada’s ‘Random’ Immigration Lottery Uses Microsoft Excel, Which Isn’t Actually Random

Last year, Canada introduced a new lottery system used to extend permanent-resident status to the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens. The process was designed to randomly select applicants in order to make the process fairer than the old first-come, first-served system. There’s just one problem: the software used to run the lottery isn’t actually random. Read More >>

wtf
Woman Says Poo Fell From Plane and Into Her Sunroof, Splattering Her Face and Giving Her Pink Eye

A woman in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada says she has pink eye after human faeces fell from the sky and through her sunroof, hitting her in the face. Read More >>

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Canadian Judge Finds Woman Guilty of Distracted Driving For Looking at Her Apple Watch

Make sure you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road in Canada. According to the National Post, a Canadian woman was found guilty of distracted driving for looking at her Apple Watch, even though she claimed she was just checking the time. Read More >>

money
1967 UFO Encounter Immortalised as Trippy, Glow-in-the-Dark Coin by Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has created a flashy, egg-shaped, glow-in-the-dark coin to commemorate one of Canada’s most famous UFO sightings. Read More >>

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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo’s beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what’s more staggering to me than hand-drawing 3 million individual dots is somehow finding enough spare time to dedicate 300 hours to a single work of art. I can’t even find the time to do laundry. Read More >>

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This Timelapse of Canada Is Proof That the Country Isn’t Always Buried in Snow

Florian Nick spent six weeks traveling over 3,400 miles across the western provinces of Canada, waking up at the crack of dawn to point his camera at sunrises, and hiking up mountains to capture awe-inspiring vistas. The result is a three-and-a-half minute short film called Alive that’s full of so much colour and detail it almost looks like a painting that’s come to life. Read More >>

science
This Could Be the Oldest Photosynthesising, Sex-Having Organism

The ancestor to pretty much all boning and photosynthesising organisms might have been fossilised in Canadian rock. The only trouble is that scientists aren’t sure how old that fossil is. Read More >>