In Canada, Syrian refugee kids find belonging through hockey


When a hockey coach in Newfoundland, Canada, heard a Syrian refugee boy named Yamen Bai wanted to play hockey, he put out a call for donations. A year later, Yamen is keeping up with his teammates and scoring goals.

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as "Iceberg Alley", near Ferryland Newfoundland, Canada April 16, 2017.

A tiny Canadian town has a new best friend: This massive, gorgeous iceberg

Sarah Parcak at archaeological site

A Viking village in Canada, spotted from space

Don Johnson, a former park ranger, on a fossil walk near his home on the Bonavista Peninsula in Newfoundland. As a kid, he used to climb on these rocks, but he says people here never know the fossils in these rocks were so significant.

A fossil flexes its muscle in Newfoundland, but it can’t keep thieves away


Free hugs? You’ll go to jail for that

Global Scan

Huge ice island breaks off of Greenland glacier


A massive ice island broke off of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. The iceberg, which contains enough fresh water to supply every American for half a year, is roughly twice the size of Manhattan in New York.

Controversy swirls over Canadian plan to build vast new hydroelectric plant in Labrador


As Canada confronts its need for electricity and a desire to reduce the amount of carbon it pumps into the atmosphere, it’s turning to two, large hydroelectric dams in Labrador. But there’s potential for other environmental damage that has many in the area saying “no thanks.”

Archaeologist argues first Americans were from Europe 22,000 years ago


New archeological finds have led a Smithsonian Institute researcher to write a book detailing what he believes is the journey of the first Americans, from Europe to North America’s east coast. This contradicts earlier evidence that the first Americans came from Asia.

The World

Strands of Evidence: Hair Forensics

Conflict & Justice

What you eat ends up in your hair. Scientists in the US and Europe have used this basic idea to devise a sort of hair-based GPS tracking system. Law enforcement agencies are now using this technique to solve crimes. NOVA’s Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.

Labrador Hydro Battle Puts Focus on Conflicting ‘Green’ Claims


The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to build two huge new hydroelectric dams on the Churchill river. Backers say the dams will be an important source of low-carbon electricity while opponents warn against it.