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super predator

Watch Panicked Cougars Flee the Sound of Human Voices

Cougars are so scared of us, they run off mid-meal.
Lisa Cumming
6.20.17
eye in the sky

The International Space Station Will Soon Help Track Bird and Insect Migration

75 percent of small birds and bugs are too small to track globally. The ICARUS initiative will change that.
Niki Wilson
3.20.17
Trump

Scientists in Canada Are Organizing a Boycott Against US Conferences

“If one of us can’t go, we don’t go at all.”
Farnia Fekri
2.2.17
Features

Why Did Police Kill an Alleged Small-Time Hacker?

What Sam Maloney's software can tell us about his strange life.
Jordan Pearson
1.17.17
porn

A University Professor Wants You to Look at Porn for Science

Western University’s Taylor Kohut wants to crowdsource an answer to the eternal question, ‘Is this pornography?’
Lisa Power
1.8.17
Canada

Why Scientists Are Playing Nursery Rhymes for Babies While Scanning Their Brains

New research explores the limits of human consciousness and cognition.
Kate Lunau
9.6.16
Canada

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears

European badgers are more afraid of human voices than bears or wolves, a study found.
Kate Lunau
7.25.16
Music

Researchers Are Digitizing Ancient Monk Chants Into a Massive Database

“The medieval memory was fabulous for a lot of reasons and this is just another example.”
Becky Ferreira
5.20.16
Canada

Scientists Are Building VR Worlds for Mice and Monkeys

It will revolutionize our understanding of the brain.
Kate Lunau
5.11.16
future

We Stress-Tested Drones In a High-Tech Wind Vortex

Take it to the limit.
Jordan Pearson
5.10.16
London

Canadian Librarians Must Be Ready to Fight the Feds on Running a Tor Node

"I would like to see them try."
Jordan Pearson
3.16.16
robots

The Neuroscientist Studying How Our Brains Control Our Hands

And what it means for robots.
Kate Lunau
3.10.16
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