No, This Hill In Canada Isn't Using Magnetic Force To Pull Cars Uphill

There's a hill in New Brunswick, Canada, where something extraordinary happens. If you park your car at the foot of it, and throw it into neutral, your car seemingly starts to roll (completely unassisted!) uphill. Yes, it's real, and, no, it's not for the reason many people think. » 3/26/15 2:30am Thursday 2:30am

This 370-Mile Highway Made of Ice Stretches Through Canada Every Winter

For vast majority of the year, the only way to reach remote but lucrative gold and diamond mines in Canada's northwest is by air. But every winter, something crazy happens. A 370-mile long highway is built almost entirely on ice—and it's strong enough for 70-ton trucks laden with fuel and supplies. » 3/24/15 2:55pm 3/24/15 2:55pm

Leaked Documents Reveal Canada's Advanced Cyber Warfare Capabilities

While much attention has been paid to America's National Security Agency over the last two years, reports now suggest that Canada's Communications Security Establishment has been playing hardball too. A report by The Intercept claims that the agency's "developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and… » 3/23/15 6:57am 3/23/15 6:57am

A Suprisingly Clear Photo of an Explosion's Shock Wave

Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC) experimental proving ground is a piece of land over 470 square kilometers — and its isolated, clear, and moderate weather makes the location perfect for scientists and researchers to do defense work. Like this explosion. » 3/16/15 11:59pm 3/16/15 11:59pm

Secret Mystery Tunnel Discovered in Toronto -- Is Drake Involved? 

A "large, sophisticated" tunnel was recently discovered near York University in Toronto. Unlike regular, non-spooky tunnels built for known reasons, the Toronto Mystery Tunnel was forged by hands unknown, for deeds unknown. Maybe it was Drake? » 2/23/15 5:55pm 2/23/15 5:55pm

This Smart Gun Could Be the Colt .45 of the Future

The above Terminator-like weapon is Colt's latest, greatest invention. Developed with Defense Research and Development Canada, (our northern neighbors' version of DARPA) this is the smart gun Canada wants to fight the wars of the future. And it's hard to look at this insane level of firearm innovation and not think… » 2/16/15 3:20pm 2/16/15 3:20pm

Oh Great, The Robots Can Ski Now

Up until today, my plan for the robot takeover had been to flee to northern Canada, where deep snow and grizzly bears would keep me safe from Skynet. But not any more, because some smartass decided to teach the droids to ski. Great work, guys. » 2/07/15 3:00pm 2/07/15 3:00pm

Canadian Spies Monitor Millions of International File Downloads Daily

The leading surveillance agency in Canada monitors millions of downloads made across the Internet, in what The Intercept calls "a dragnet search to identify extremists." » 1/28/15 7:12am 1/28/15 7:12am

Meet the New Cold War, Same As the Old Cold War

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is back. In fact, it never really ended. » 1/13/15 1:00pm 1/13/15 1:00pm

Good(?) news for our friends up north — The Interview just got its first international premiere, as it's now available to stream on Google Play and YouTube in the great frozen north. [Twitter] » 12/24/14 7:13pm 12/24/14 7:13pm

Denmark Is The Latest Country To Claim The North Pole As Its Own

Although you might think that the North Pole is nothing but a barren wilderness populated only by polar bears and Santa, a surprisingly large number of countries are getting surprisingly bitchy about who owns it — mostly because of the oil underneath. Today, Denmark added its name to the list. » 12/15/14 10:32pm 12/15/14 10:32pm

Good night, Toronto

Canada. Hockey. Poutine. Maple Syrup. All such truly wonderful things! Also wonderful? Toronto. Here's a hyperlapse from Ryan Emond that shows the sparkling skyline of the lovely city to our north. » 12/13/14 1:21am 12/13/14 1:21am

This Beautiful Vintage Radio Is Actually a Custom Gaming PC

In the 1940s, people tuned into regal radios that were as much a piece of furniture as they were a gadget. So when computer designer Jeffrey Stephenson decided to build a small, high-end gaming PC, he took design cues from a popular Canadian radio model, The Addison. Stephenson crafted an intricate paean to… » 12/09/14 9:29am 12/09/14 9:29am

Beautiful Warming Huts Are Proof That Canada Does Winter Better Than Us

The average temperature in Winnipeg during the winter hovers around 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit—a number most of would consider cause for hunkering down for the season. In Canada, it's cause for parties. » 11/28/14 10:00am 11/28/14 10:00am

I Looked A Wild Polar Bear In The Eye

Standing just a few feet away, I looked into the eye of a wild polar bear, scrawny and gaunt from going a summer without food. It felt like visiting Jurassic Park. » 11/19/14 2:26pm 11/19/14 2:26pm

Some of Canada's Lakes Are Turning Into Jelly Thanks to Acid Rain

It's a real bummer to hear that 150 years of industrialization wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands to recover. It's a much bigger bummer to see the situation in real life. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain. » 11/19/14 11:53am 11/19/14 11:53am

This Mobile Cider Maker Bottles Juice Right There in the Orchard

Canadian orchards face an enviable problem: they're over-productive, resulting in heaps of apples, pears and cherries left to rot each season because it's simply too expensive to transport, store, and process them. But that's where this mobile cider mill comes in. » 11/10/14 12:00pm 11/10/14 12:00pm

How To Shoot A Polar Bear — With Live Video

Every year, hundreds of polar bears gather near a remote town in northern Canada, waiting for sea ice to freeze. It's the largest gathering of bears you can get close to and the best opportunity you have to bring home a trophy — a photograph like this one. » 11/04/14 3:00pm 11/04/14 3:00pm

Canada Ushers in Clean Coal With a Carbon-Capturing Power Plant

Saskatchewan has been a coal-powered province for years, its Boundary Dam power plant burning the most polluting forms of lignite since 1959. But thanks to a modern retrofit, Boundary Dam now serves as the demarcation line between dirty and clean Canadian coal power. » 10/13/14 11:40am 10/13/14 11:40am

Calgary's New Library Is a Towering Glass Creation

City libraries are an embodiment of the spirit of higher learning that governments are supposed to be all about, and nowhere is that more true than Calgary's about-to-be-built Central Library. » 9/25/14 5:00am 9/25/14 5:00am