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Inuit ancestors spun yarn well before Vikings: study

New research is upending old assumptions about what the ancestors of today's Inuit learned from Viking settlers.

And the techniques researchers have developed to show that ancient Dorset and Thule people knew how to spin yarn centuries before the Norse were thought to have taught them could change the way archeologists think about Arctic history.

Canada's largest park threatened

Federal documents echo earlier concerns that Canada's largest national park faces long-term threats that have placed it on a list of endangered world heritage sites.

An environmental assessment provided to UNESCO says oilsands activity, climate change, and hydro development fundamentally are changing the environment of Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta.

Evolutionary 'secret sauce' found

Research suggests hares and jackrabbits hopping along in the Rocky Mountains demonstrate the “secret sauce” for how animals can adapt to a new climate.

Scott Mills, lead author of a paper published recently in “Science,” says lessons from mixed populations of brown and white bunnies can be applied widely to help species adjust as the environment changes around them.

Winds of change blow even for black holes: study

EDMONTON—The winds of change blow—even around a black hole.

New Canadian-led research has peered into the strange world of black holes to discover they're girded by electromagnetic winds that not only influence how the super-dense interstellar bodies gobble up anything that gets too close, but also how they affect vast areas of space around them.