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Scientists protest Trump inauguration with #USofScience on Twitter

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:37:52 EST


As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as 45th president of the United States, scientists from around the country are marking the day by taking to Twitter.

Beware! Friends, family, secretly snooping on your Facebook account

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST


A new study on "social insider attacks" — where attackers personally know their victims — estimates that 24 per cent of survey participants had accessed someone's Facebook account without them knowing.

'No smoking gun' found to explain hundreds of thousands of herring deaths

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:14:30 EST


Alain Vezina, regional director of science at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, says a combination of factors likely led to the fish kill.

Like humans, capuchin monkeys can determine probability, study finds

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:40:50 EST


A study from the University of Toronto has found that capuchin monkeys are capable of statistical reasoning, which could suggest the ability evolved much earlier than once believed.

Watch Mexico's 'fire' volcano blast its top again

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:29:45 EST


Dramatic video showed Colima spewing ash, smoke and incandescent material early Wednesday morning. The volcano is one of the country's most active.

Why ants might be better at navigating than you

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:23:36 EST


New research explores one of the ant's most impressive skills: to navigate while walking backwards.

New species of moth named after Donald Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:07:35 EST


Donald Trump's name won't just go down in history as the 45th president of the United States. He'll be forever remembered in taxonomy, as the name of a newly discovered species of moth.

NASA scientists to spend 8 months in isolation to pave road to Mars

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:09:36 EST


A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behaviour in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

RCMP unit plays cat-and-mouse game to crack phones, seize data

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:30:00 EST


Inside Nova Scotia RCMP's headquarters, members of the Technological Crime Unit provide technical support to police and government agencies across the province and beyond, often working to extract data from phones and computers.

Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:34:02 EST


John England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada's underappreciated frozen assets.

Sleeping man wakened by heat and flames from Samsung S5 phone

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:58:37 EST


A Toronto man says he woke up to "massive flames shooting out the sides" of his Samsung S5 phone on Tuesday morning.

Gorillas, monkeys and lemurs among primates facing extinction, report says

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:14:07 EST


Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it's our fault our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new international study warns.

Air Transat to test taxiing system that could cut emissions

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:22:33 EST


Air Transat is planning to test and deploy a new system next year that would allow an aircraft to taxi from the runway to the gate without having to use a plane's engine, thereby cutting operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Criminal cases, public and police safety put at risk by IT failures, RCMP documents say

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:43:14 EST


Internal reports detailing critical IT failures at the RCMP suggest that in spite of promises to improve tech support for the national police force, gaffes and poor service at Shared Services Canada continue to jeopardize police work as well as officer and public safety.

Ground patrol to investigate mysterious Arctic 'ping' sound

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST


The mysterious "ping" sound reported last fall is being investigated again by the military, which in November sent a surveillance plane to the area.