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Fun facts about Canada's founding fathers
Canada’s founders were a not-so-motley crew of mostly lawyers and businessmen, with the odd doctor, journalist and pharmacist thrown in for good measure. Who were these Fathers of Confederation?
Toronto's CN Tower turns 40
The CN Tower turns 40 on Sunday, marking a milestone for Canada’s tallest and arguably most iconic building.
Supreme Court ruling: Who now qualifies as an ‘Indian’
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada declared Thursday that Canada’s 600,000 Métis and non-status Indians are indeed “Indians” under the Constitution. The decision has raised questions about who qualifies as Métis or non-status Indian, but the answer migh
Bronze Age village uncovered in Britain
A 3,000 year-old Bronze Age village has been unearthed near the city of Peterborough, England. The settlement, dating back 3,000 years to the end of the Bronze Age, would have been home to several families that lived in a number of wooden houses above wat
Researchers pinpoint site of Salem witch hangings
A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.
'Flying Scotsman' steam engine roars down rails once more
The Flying Scotsman is back on the rails in the U.K., more than a decade after the famous 1923-built locomotive was saved from the scrap heap. It was initially a glamourous trip, with a hair salon, restaurants and cocktail bar onboard.
Ancient Romans plagued by parasites despite sanitation measures
An analysis of parasite levels in samples gathered throughout the ancient Roman Empire and other historical sites shows that despite their complex sanitation infrastructure, Romans had as many parasites as their Bronze and Iron Age and medieval counterpar
Sauropod dinosaur tracks found in Scottish Highlands
Scientists have unearthed the largest dinosaur fossil site ever found in Scotland. The collection of hundreds of dinosaur footprints and handprints is helping scientists learn about the long-necked, massive sauropods.
Red tape snarls search for Canadian WWII airmen
In 1944, a WWII British transport plane carrying two Canadian airmen disappeared on a night-time mission. New research is close to finally resolving where they died. But government red tape is blocking efforts to finish the search.
4,300-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt
Archeologists in Egypt have found a 4,300-year-old pyramid. The pyramid, which is believed to have belonged to Queen Sesheshet, was discovered in the sprawling rulers' burial site near the ancient city of Memphis about 20 kilometres south of Cairo
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