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Former Canadian Defence Minister Claims 80 Species of Aliens Mingle With Us

Paul Hellyer is (or perhaps was) a serious politician, rising to the position of defence minister within the Canadian government in the 1960s. He's now come out as being a true believer in UFOs and aliens, claiming they live among us here on Earth. He used to be in charge of things. Read More >>

environment
It Was So Cold in Canada, the Ground Exploded

Even before the polar vortex put large swathes of the US into a deep freeze, subzero temperatures in Canada were causing frost quakes. A few nights ago, residents around Ontario woke up to mysterious booms—like an explosion or falling tree. Turns it was just the cold. Read More >>

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This Year, Canada Spent £8,500 Asking People If Superheroes Can Fly

Can superheroes leap over tall buildings? Can they become invisible? Can they walk through walls? Can they fly? These are the types of cutting edge questions asked in a recent study commissioned by Canada's armed forces. Weird, huh? Read More >>

science
Canada's Getting Ready to Claim the North Pole as its Own

Have you spent the past decade believing that Canada is nothing more than the US's friendly, innocuous neighbour to the north? Good—that's what they wanted you to think. In reality, Canada has given the past 10 years of its life and $200 million (£122 million) in taxpayer money to file the ultimate claim: over 1 million square miles of Arctic seafloor that, yes, includes the North Pole. Read More >>

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O Canada, My Home and Native Land

When I first started telling people I was moving from my hometown of London to Montreal, the only difference in the responses I started getting was the number of fingers people predicted I would lose to frostbite. But a few months on, I wish people had warned me about a few other things, too. Read More >>

design
Vancouver is Banning Doorknobs on New Buildings

Hold on to your knobs while you still can. Humanity is about to embark on an era of doorknob prohibition, and it's all starting right in Vancouver, Canada. Read More >>

internet
The Space-Based Internet Relay That Will Torch Google Fibre Has Launched

With an average global broadband connection speed of just 3.1 Mbps, the internet has become one enormous bottleneck for those that send large amounts of data across it. At that speed, a 100 GB file would take around three days to transfer completely, eons too long in a digital era measured by millisecond pings. But a new double-duty satellite launched yesterday could cut that transfer time to just 90 minutes. Read More >>

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The FBI's Been Using Drones to Surveil Americans Since 2006

It's tempting to write off all this drone hysteria as a problem for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but there's mounting evidence that it hits close to home, too. A new report from a federal watchdog agency says that the FBI has been using drones to watch over Americans since 2006. Read More >>

piracy
Government and Police Caught Downloading Finding Nemo in Canadian Piracy Fightback

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been rumbled using their (ruggedised) official computer equipment to download torrent files, or at least that's what IP searches conducted by pro-freedom internet groups appear to suggest. Read More >>

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A Canadian Police Drone Saved a Car Crash Victim's Life

Normally drones aren't credited with saving lives. But the Saskatoon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reports that their personal drone helped them hunt down an injured car crash victim for rescuing, ultimately saving the poor guy's life. Read More >>

humour
Watch the Canadian Parliament Hilariously Debate the Zombie Apocalypse

That's it, I'm moving to Canada. They know how to have fun. Even in politics! In Canada's House of Commons today, there was an incredible 'debate' about creating an international zombie strategy "so that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse." Read More >>

space
So How do Astronauts Wash Their Hands in Space?

Well. You sort of squirt out some water. Special water from a special pouch. Then round up the biggest globule and rub it around, before wiping your hands with the special 100 per cent cotton NASA space towel. We're sure there's a better and more efficient way. Washing your hands can't always be this much fun. This is basically Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield mucking about. [YouTube] Read More >>

science
Canada Welcomes a New Member To Its Horned Dinosaur Family

After being discovered and misidentified back in 1958, the fossil remains of a massive twenty foot long, two-ton horned dinosaur found in Alberta have finally been acknowledged as a new species. Although there's no evidence, scientists* speculate that Xenoceratops foremostensis fled north from what is now the United States 80 million years ago after being displeased with prehistoric election results. Read More >>

piracy
The Canadian Government Accidentally Ran a Bunch of Ads on the Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay tends to be a website that national governments aren't particularly fond of. That being the case, it'd be surprising if a national government ran ads on the site, advertising an Economic Action Plan, right? Canada did that, but not on purpose. Read More >>

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A Holiday in Canada For Under £500 Is Your "What, I Have to Drive a Camper Van?" Deal of the Day

Too many of our daily deals are skewed towards you sitting, nay cowering in your home, shut away from the outside world and nature. TV’s, gaming consoles, suits of armour, that sort of thing. But not today. Read More >>

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Canada's In the Firing Line as Anonymous Just Isn't Done With Formula 1 Yet

Anonymous really doesn't like the way ol'Bernie Ecclestone runs his ship. After targeting the Bahrain grand prix last month, the collective is threatening to take action against the upcoming Canadian grand prix on June 10th. Read More >>

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