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Image of the Day: Pleistocene Footprints

By The Scientist Staff | March 29, 2018

Researchers find impressions left by a human some 13,000 years ago in British Columbia.

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Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending

By Catherine Offord | February 9, 2018

The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.

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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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image: In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old

In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 28, 2017

Embedded within 3.95-billion-year-old rock, scientists have found graphite with a carbon signature that indicates biological activity.

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Canada Names Chief Science Advisor

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 27, 2017

Scientists speculate about whether the appointment will mean more funding for research.

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image: Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

By Diana Kwon | April 12, 2017

An independent review of Canadian science reveals a need for additional funds to investigator-led, basic research.

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Researchers in the country speak out as a second version of Canada’s national budget retains freezes spending at key science funding councils.

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Genetic Nondiscrimination in Canada

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 9, 2017

Canada’s parliament is set for a final vote on a proposed genetic nondiscrimination act.

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image: Open Letter Leads to Peer Review Changes

Open Letter Leads to Peer Review Changes

By Jef Akst | July 14, 2016

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will reverse some of the recent changes to its grant-reviewing processes after protests from researchers.

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Nearly 1,200 scientists are asking the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to undo recent changes to its grant-review process.

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