Caught in a Web
Spider webs contain information about the species living around them. (Photo: Iurie Nistor, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Caught in a Web

Have you ever touched a spider web? The spider adds a sticky glue to the web to trap its food. But that’s not all it catches. Scientists have learned that the sticky strands trap environmental DNA (eDNA).

Entertainment

Salut, Bonhomme!

Grab your toque and your arrow sash. Carnaval is here! Get ready for 18 days of winter fun!

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News

Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Anti-slavery Activist

Canada Post has a new stamp. It’s coming out just in time for Black History Month.

Who’s on the stamp? Mary Ann Shadd Cary.

Mary Ann Shadd was an activist. She fought to end slavery. She fought for women’s rights and the right to vote…

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Animals

Bringing Back the Bison

Bison are returning to First Nation and Métis communities. That’s good for the bison, the people, and the land itself.

Fifty million bison once lived on the Great Plains. Huge herds roamed from the Canadian Prairies to Mexico.

The Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains depended on the bison. It was a central part of their culture…

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Science

Robot with a Twist

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is working on a brand-new robot to explore other planets and their moons.

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Animals

Runaway Roo

On December 1, while driving his son to school, Paul Rellinger saw something strange. A kangaroo! It was hopping along the side of the road.

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News

Our Change is Changing

When Queen Elizabeth died last year, her son Charles replaced her on the throne. Now he is taking her place on Canada’s coins too.

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