Kate Lunau

Kate Lunau is a health and science writer at Maclean's Magazine, who previously reported for the Montreal Gazette. She's the recipient of several journalism awards, including the 2014 Yves Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award, and has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards. Like Elon Musk, she hopes to retire on Mars.

New research shows which degrees lead to high-paying jobs

Ross Finnie is collecting information on the job market and human capital. For students especially, it will be a gold mine.


Could Canadian mosquitoes transmit the Zika virus?

The common wisdom is that Canadian mosquitoes cannot transmit the Zika virus. The truth is that scientists don’t really know.


Zika: The new global health terror

Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus are expected to infect up to four million people across the Americas. And there’s no cure—nor an end in sight.


Video: What you need to know about the Zika virus

Kate Lunau on the global public health emergency that’s spreading across the Americas


Zika panic hits the Americas

This side of the Atlantic hadn’t seen Zika virus a year ago—but now it could infect millions


It took 117 hours to capture this polar bear photo

Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini explains how she landed these ‘priceless’ photos

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‘Have we met?’: Sperm whales can talk, and even have dialects

From 2016: Research reveals an unprecedented view into the social lives of these ocean mammals, who can use ‘vocal clans’ to distinguish themselves


Why the Zika virus inspired a stunning travel advisory

The Zika virus wasn’t seen as much of a threat. But it’s exploded in Brazil, and new research suggests it may be causing birth defects in infants

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It takes T. rex to tango: Why the dinosaurs danced

Research suggests that dinosaurs deployed some fancy footwork to woo one another, highlighting their relationship to modern-day birds


Inside the guts of the Iceman

DNA researchers probed bacteria inside one of the world’s most famous mummies. Here’s what those microbes can tell us about human migration.


Gene editing spurs hope for muscular dystrophy cure

For the first time, a breakthrough technique called CRISPR has been used to treat a genetic disease inside a living mammal


An inside look at TRIUMF, the world’s biggest cyclotron

Scientists at the world’s biggest cyclotron, in Vancouver, invited amateurs to ‘lift the curtain’