At least 16 new bison babies were born this spring in the heart of Banff’s backcountry, bringing the herd’s total number to 66 animals. The little reds, as are they are nicknamed, were born from early May through early June, but Parks Canada’s bison team didn’t get a visual […]
Less is more in Iceland, where a shortened workweek led to better outcomes for workers and employers alike, according to new study results. The trial involved trimming people’s work hours without trimming their pay, in order to see how it would affect their health, happiness and productivity. Iceland rolled […]
Wolves, cougars and grizzly bears are putting a significant dent in Banff’s elk herds. A grizzly bear family took down a newborn calf on the Banff Springs Golf Course in early June, much to the surprise of a group of golfers on the second hole of the Stanley […]
The federal government is unveiling $101.4 billion in new spending, aimed at both supporting the country through the third COVID-19 wave, and stimulating the economic recovery post-pandemic, in a historic budget presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. From extending pandemic business and health supports, […]
Amazing biology of these wonderful insects! Here are some key Ant facts: There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was as strong as an ant, she would be able […]
There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was as strong as an ant, she would be able to pick up a car! Some queen ants can live for many […]
For years, one of South Africa’s great tourist attractions has been the opportunity to see great white sharks up close. But barely any great white sharks have been spotted off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa for two years now – where there used to be hundreds. […]
Longline fishing, pollution, the arrival of orcas – what’s causing these crowd-drawing sharks to shun Cape Town’s waters?For those who watch the waves, rocks and beaches for the distinctive silhouettes and dorsal fins, there is still hope. If the great white sharks are gone for now, they will […]
Great video on the biology of the Octopus! Quick and straight to the point by Real Science! Super smart animals! Read this recent article how an octopus outsmarts humans in experiments.
Start exploring Iceland with this video guide to getting around, when to go and the top things to do while you’re there.