September 2014


Sonar picture of the historic shipwreck from the Franklin Expedition as it rests at the bottom of the ocean. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada.)
Sep 26 2014

Finding Franklin: Part 2

This month, a team of Canadians found a perfectly preserved shipwreck in the Arctic. It was a ship from the Franklin Expedition, waiting since 1848 to be discovered. The wreck was like a great big present. It was intact and sitting upright. The water was just 11 metres...


Prime Minister Stephen Harper applauds the find from the Victoria Strait Expedition of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 Arctic expedition as Parks Canada's Ryan Harris looks on in Ottawa on September 9, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Sep 19 2014

Finding Franklin: Part 1

A Canadian search team found an underwater treasure this month. A shipwreck. Untouched and perfectly preserved. But not just any ship. It’s from the Franklin Expedition, lost in the Arctic for 169 years. The expedition sailed from Britain in 1845, led by Sir John…


An artist’s drawing of the Dreadnoughtus. (AP Photo/Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Mark A. Klingler)
Sep 12 2014

New Dinosaur is Completely Fearless

In February 2005, scientist Kenneth Lacovara made a huge find—really huge! He discovered a brand-new dinosaur species. Dreadnoughtus schrani was taller than a house. It weighed as much as a dozen African elephants. More than seven…


Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna, left to right, participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on August 29, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Sep 05 2014

Chilly Challenge Goes Viral

Everywhere you looked in August, people were dumping ice water on their heads. Not to escape the heat. Because of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge is fun. But its purpose is dead serious. The Ice Bucket Challenge teaches people about ALS, a deadly disease…