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Meet the newly discovered hermit crab that carries coral around

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:00:13 EDT

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Scientists have discovered a new species of hermit crab off the coast of Japan that roams the ocean floor with coral on its back.




Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:23:54 EDT

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British scientists have used a genome editing tool to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.




Radio waves 'make the sky glow': Artificial aurora to be created over western Arctic

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:41:52 EDT

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Experiment to understand what causes the sky's brightest lights to take place Thursday night.




'Bound to have an impact on global climate': Arctic sea ice drops to 8th lowest summer level

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:05:22 EDT

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Arctic sea ice set a record for the smallest winter amount earlier this year and was close to 2012's record low levels through July, but a cloudy and cooler than normal August kept melt to a minimum.




Frog ancestors devoured prey with thousands of hooked teeth

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:06:43 EDT

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Canadian researchers say they've found evidence that the ancient ancestors of modern-day frogs were once keen predators with thousands of teeth to help devour their prey.




100,000 Canadian victims: What we know about the Equifax breach — and what we don't

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:50:41 EDT

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It's been nearly two weeks since we learned about one of the biggest data breaches in recent memory, and many questions remain unanswered.




Students learn to spot fake news with Google-funded school project

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:54:05 EDT

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Program will highlight the importance of journalism in a democracy, and give students the tools and the know-how to find and filter information online.




U.K. pushes Google, Facebook to remove extremist content faster

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:43:19 EDT

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The leaders of the U.K., France and Italy will push social media companies today to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.




What's killing right whales? P.E.I. wildlife pathologists spend summer searching for answers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Solving the mystery of what's killing North Atlantic right whales is the goal of a team of scientists and volunteers from the Atlantic Veterinary College, work that also involves pathologists from the University of Montreal. Solving the "unprecedented" deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence sometimes amounts to a race against time.




Toronto and Vancouver tech insiders weigh in on value of snagging Amazon's HQ2

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Canadian cities are vying to play host to Amazon's second headquarters — but not everyone agrees they should be.




Pink salmon caught in N.L. likely from Russian stocking program

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:08:20 EDT

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Two recent cases of pink salmon being found in Newfoundland and Labrador rivers are not a reason for panic, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation.




Robot judges? Edmonton research crafting artificial intelligence for courts

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:23:14 EDT

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If Edmonton researcher Randy Goebel has his way, artificially intelligent judges and attorneys will become players in the courtroom of the future.




Astronomers discover pitch-black planet orbiting distant star

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a planet orbiting a star 1,400 light-years away reflects almost no light.




Canada's privacy commissioner 'very concerned' about U.S. border phone searches

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:45:52 EDT

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Canada's privacy czar says Canadians should be "very concerned" about their cellphones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents.




The story of whale rescuer Joe Howlett's death

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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On July 10, Joe Howlett and the rest of the Shelagh crew were racing toward North Atlantic right whale No. 4123, hoping to save it. It would be Howlett's final voyage.




If you're blind, this technology will help you find the checkout line

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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If you were blind and walked into a coffee shop, how would you find the counter to place an order? New technology being installed in Toronto is making that easy.




Equifax says 100,000 Canadians impacted by cybersecurity breach

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:26:35 EDT

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A massive cybersecurity breach at the company may have exposed the personal information of some 100,000 Canadian consumers, Equifax Canada says 12 days after it was disclosed that the personal data of about 143 million Americans was exposed.




The most dangerous celebrity on the web? Avril Lavigne, apparently

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:57:26 EDT

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One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyoncé at something, but the Canadian singer may not be totally happy with her victory — she has been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.




No doubt that neonicotinoids are killing birds, bees, scientists say

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:20:28 EDT

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A group of international scientists is meeting Tuesday to try to convince parliamentarians there is no longer any doubt that common agricultural pesticides are toxic chemicals that are killing off honeybees.




Bear warning: How to stop trains from killing Canada's grizzly bears

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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With grizzly bears dying from train strikes at an alarming rate in the rail corridor between Banff and Yoho national parks since 2000, researchers have been studying why. Now there are signs that measures being taken by researchers, Parks Canada and the railway may be starting to stem the losses.