Courtney Miceli

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Courtney Miceli

Courtney Miceli is a freelance journalist currently based in Toronto, Canada. As a former producer for Discovery Channel Canada, she's passionate about science, travel and the natural world.

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Now, you’ve probably already heard this travel tip preached by your father or your Lonely Planet Guidebook, but any time you clip in your backpack buckles, be sure to have a trusty stash of emergency doe tucked away in a secret spot. It’s easy to shrug off, but, trust me, it’s so worth it once your staring into the sweaty face of a corrupt policeman.


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It’s rare that the popular answer to this question would be someone more akin to Shirley Ann Jackson, Dian Fossey or Chien-Shiung Wu, and that’s because women, among other marginalized groups, are severely underrepresented in the STEM community. Imogen Coe, however, is attempting to change the terrain by increasing awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusivity in this ever-evolving environment.


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This tiny robot may look unassuming, but even at a mere 100 grams—about as heavy as a bar of soap—the FlyCroTug can pull up to 40 times its own weight...and it was inspired by none other than Mother Nature herself!


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Don’t be fooled by the big-mouthed basking shark’s sluggish demeanor, because it possesses one mighty trick. This mammoth fish, the second largest in the sea, can breach entirely out of the water at speeds comparable to those of great white sharks, according to a new study.


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Canada's languages reach far beyond the commonly spoken English and French. There are hundreds of indigenous languages still being spoken throughout the nation today, but many are endangered, and some, already extinct. Indigenous youth in Canada are attempting to turn this ill fate around.


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Not only does Matt Mikka engineer fascinating builds, but he captures the final action in super slow motion too. We went behind the scenes with Mikka during his construction and testing of a customized see-through engine. I conducted the interview, produced and co-edited this story for Discovery Channel Canada's nightly science news show, Daily Planet. This is a short clip from the full story- to see full story, please message me directly.


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It's a snake-eat-snake world, and David Penning is trying to figure out why. Penning is a snake expert that's investigating the incredible feat of the Kingsnake constrictor - just how can it eat another constrictor species that's larger than itself? I conducted the interview, produced and co-edited this story for Discovery Channel Canada's nightly science news show, Daily Planet. This is a short clip from the full story- to see full story, please message me directly.


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Yellowstone National Park is one of the world's wild gems, containing a vast system of underground waterways, geysers and hot springs. But how exactly are all of these complex systems connected? Carol Finn and her team of scientists are peering below the surface to find out. I conducted the interview, produced and co-edited this story for Discovery Channel Canada's nightly science news show, Daily Planet. This is a short clip from the full story- to see full story, please message me directly.


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Jeff Bloch is better known, by some, as Speedycop. He's the master of engineering when it comes to wacky custom vehicles for endurance racing- an upside-down Camaro, a Honda Accord-ian, and now...an amphibious road-racing helicopter! I conducted the interview, produced and co-edited this story for Discovery Channel Canada's nightly science news show, Daily Planet. This is a short clip from the full story- to see full story, please message me directly.


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Nansen Weber is a young, Canadian filmmaker based in the Arctic. His breathtaking films of the northern landscapes and wildlife have gone viral online, and reveal his true passion for storytelling. For Nansen, working under intense conditions and getting up close to some potentially dangerous creatures is all in a day''s work. I conducted the interview and co-produced this story for Discovery Channel Canada's nightly science news show, Daily Planet. This is a short clip from the full story- to see full story, please message me directly.


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