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In late summer the plankton bloom is at its height. Vast shoals of herring gather to feed on it, diving birds round the fish up into a bait ball, and then a humpback whale roars in to scoop up the entire ball of herring!

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Join conservation biologists in a quest to find the biggest fish in the Amazon.

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They are known for building dams, and featured on out nickel, but there is a lot more to beavers then just that. Learn more about Canada’s national animal and their impact on the ecosystem.

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When the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, it causes the moon to look very unusual for a short period of time. This event is called a lunar eclipse, and it occurs roughly twice a year.

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If you're heading to the back country this winter season here are some gadgets--and the science behind them--to keep you safe.

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The Pi Pan is designed to replace traditional pizza boxes and was inspired by the inventor’s great-grandmother.

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While daydreaming of your favourite summer swimming hole, you might remember seeing signs warning of health risks due to high levels of blue-green algae. What is this bothersome bloom that has the potential to ruin a perfectly good day at the beach? 

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Have you ever dreamed of travelling to outer space? Seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his dad realized that this was not possible for them, so they did the next best thing...

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So you love math and physics, but have you ever wondered what you can really do with all those equations? You could combine them with your interest in the outdoors and travel (i.e. helicopters) to have a career in geophysics!

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