Canadian scientists protest government muzzling of researchers

Hundreds of protesters, many of them wearing white lab coats, gathered yesterday across 17 Canadian cities to express their annoyance at the federal government's anti-science policies. Advocates say the campaign to counter these measures has moved into a new phase. » 9/17/13 9:40am 9/17/13 9:40am

Canada releases official Superman currency for his 75th anniversary

While America is wasting its time still trying to justify why we still make pennies, Canada is hard at work celebrating the most iconic superhero of all time. The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of seven special coins to commemorate Superman's 75th anniversary, worth anywhere from $29.75 to $750 Canadian. » 9/10/13 12:40pm 9/10/13 12:40pm

Oh, Canada: The CBC Wanted to Dub Over the 9th Doctor's Voice

Apparently Blogtor Who got an advanced copy of a documentary that looks at the "wilderness years" of Doctor Who. The program shows the span of time between Who's cancellation and the lead up to its 2005 re-launch and contains some interesting details about the early planning stages and the attempt to sell Who overseas. » 8/11/13 1:23pm 8/11/13 1:23pm

First 'Internationally Recognized' Athlete Visa Awarded to Pro Gamer

A month ago, Riot Games said it had gotten the U.S. government to include eSports contestants under the visa policy that allows professional athletes from other countries to visit for purposes of competition. The first such visa has been awarded, to a Canadian League of Legends star. » 8/10/13 4:30pm 8/10/13 4:30pm

Finally, a movie that shows the dangers of trying to give birth to a…

This week might not include the most well-known of DVD and Blu-ray releases, but it does feature: 1) a girl who falls in love with Matt Smith and then tries to give birth to him, 2) the deadliest baseball player of all time, and 3) Countess Sexcula. What more do you people want?! » 4/08/13 1:40pm 4/08/13 1:40pm

How the Tar Sands Are Crushing Science in Canada

The Canadian government is currently under investigation for its efforts to obstruct the right of the media and public to speak to government scientists. These policies are widely believed to be a part of the government's unspoken campaign to ensure that oil keeps flowing from the Athabasca tar sands — even if it’s at… » 4/03/13 9:00am 4/03/13 9:00am

The Canadian government has officially declared itself anti-zombie

The cliche is that Canadians are unfailingly nice polite, but that apparently politeness does not extend to the living dead. When the New Democratic Party's Pat Martin asked the government if the nation was prepared for a zombie attack, Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird spoke on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen… » 2/14/13 10:30am 2/14/13 10:30am

Canada's new hi-tech $20 bill has the wrong maple leaf on it

Well, this is embarrassing: According to botanists, Canada's brand new polymer $20 bill has the wrong maple leaf on it. Instead of choosing a maple leaf derived from any one of 13 species native to the country, the Bank of Canada appears to have chosen a leaf from an invasive species, the Norway maple. But despite the … » 1/21/13 12:50pm 1/21/13 12:50pm

Hey everybody, let's spend the rest of the day watching live HD footage …

It's that time of year again. The time when roughly 1,000 of the world's 20,000 remaining polar bears travel to Churchill, Manitoba (aka "The Polar Bear Capital of the World") to hunt for seals, and we — the Internet — watch. Because it is our duty. Because polar bears are awesome. And because explore.org has teamed up… » 11/12/12 12:13pm 11/12/12 12:13pm

A massive and illegal geoengineering project has been detected off…

A private company backed by a controversial U.S. businessman has unilaterally conducted the world's most significant geoengineering project to date. Russ George, in conjunction with a First Nations village on Haida Gwaii, has dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean in a technique known as » 10/16/12 6:20am 10/16/12 6:20am