Monday Moose Roundup: April 18

Six of the best Canada-related links turning our heads and occupying our minds over the last week.

Read the original post on Medium.

The Hum is out there

Canadian locales and Canadian research are all over this spooky article about a mysterious, low-pitched vibration only heard by a few in smaller towns, inside. Is it real? What is it? And how can it reach people around the world? 

State of Emergency declared in First Nations Community

The Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency Monday after almost a dozen teens reportedly attempted suicide, the fifth state of emergency since 2006. The spiralling situation has prompted all levels of government to step in and plan for a long-term solution. The CBC reviews the community’s history and what’s next.

Trudeau demonstrates understanding of science; Internet loses its mind

When jokingly asked by a reporter to explain quantum computing on a visit to Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics on Friday, the PM jumped right in and offered the following summary. Maybe he just picked the easier question asked by the reporter…?

Canadian research links STDs to prehistoric monogamy

New research out of the University of Waterloo has linked monogamy among larger prehistoric groups (~300 people) to better long-term survival rates among humans, indicating STDs may have been one factor in our modern cultural reinforcement of monogamy.

Sometimes, Rex Murphy just kills the mood

Making the rounds again this week, The Beaverton explores why the sobering sounds of the Fifth Estate have rendered “CBC and chill” a failed trend before it ever got started — with one exception.

And from the Moose channel…

We catch up with Frances Chung, Principal Dancer in the San Francisco Ballet, about growing up in Vancouver, a typical work day, and living as an expat in the city.

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