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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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This Outdated Law Makes CRISPR Illegal in Canada—and That’s Hurting Science

Canada is among the few countries in the world where genetically engineering human embryos isn’t just illegal, doing so could land you behind bars. Read More >>

politics
Canada’s No-Nonsense Governor General Just Took on Climate Change Deniers, Astrologers

Speaking at a science conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Canada’s newly appointed governor general, Julie Payette, directed some harsh comments towards climate sceptics, astrologists, and believers of “divine intervention.” Critics complained that it’s not the Governor-General’s place to get involved in such matters, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the speech. Read More >>

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The Case of a Brain-Damaging ‘Sonic Weapon’ in Cuba Is Only Getting Stranger and Scarier

The baffling story of US diplomats in Cuba suffering hearing loss and brain damage in some sort of covert “health attack” just gets stranger and more terrifying with every new report. The Associated Press has learned that victims’ recollections and symptoms are even more varied and serious than we previously knew. Read More >>

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Reports of Cuba’s Deafening ‘Covert Sonic Device’ Are Only Getting Stranger

The State Department has remained tight-lipped about the strange circumstances in which US diplomats to Cuba reportedly suffered permanent hearing damage from an “inaudible covert sonic device.” But new details reveal that “a deafeningly loud sound similar to the buzzing created by insects or metal scraping” was also used to harass the American envoys. What’s more, the number of people who were harmed is reportedly even greater than was previously known. Read More >>