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Major discovery on planets 'beyond our solar system' coming from NASA

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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NASA scientists will hold a news conference later this afternoon, when they say they'll reveal a significant finding "beyond our solar system."




OpenSignal ranking of mobile data speeds places Canada 12th out of 87 countries

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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An international ranking of mobile networks has found that Canadians have some of the fastest data speeds in the world.




The world needs digital rules of war

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Like its namesake, this digital Geneva Convention would aim to protect civilians from being caught in the virtual crossfire of cyberwarfare.




Selfie paradox: People want fewer selfies on social media but keep posting selfies themselves

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:26:16 EST

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Approximately one in every three photos taken these days is a selfie. Despite their popularity, new research suggests most people wish there were fewer.




Make Pluto a planet again, NASA scientists argue

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:21:21 EST

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Some people give up on a long-distance relationship. But our guest will never give up on his faraway love: Pluto. He and some NASA colleagues are proposing a new definition of the term "planet" that would let poor, demoted Pluto back into the fold.




Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350M US discount

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:33:47 EST

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​Yahoo is taking a $350 million US hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion US sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.




'Cosmic shoutout' for Thunder Bay; asteroid now bears name of Ontario city

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:30:00 EST

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The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., is getting a "cosmic shoutout" from the International Astronomical Union, which has accepted a proposal to name an asteroid after the city.




Boreal forest starting to bounce back from Fort McMurray wildfire

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:10:52 EST

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The drumming of black-backed woodpeckers is a sure sign the boreal forest is slowly bouncing back from the devastation caused by last spring's wildfire near Fort McMurray.




Canada's grasslands: 'most endangered, least protected ecosystems'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:42:26 EST

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The grasslands that stretch across Alberta through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba used to be monitored and managed by federally-funded cowboys. Now control over Canada's grasslands is shifting with the winds of political change.




Government to weed out pesticides from foreign websites

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The federal government is moving to close a loophole that allows Canadians to make legal online purchases of pesticides not registered for use in Canada, and have them shipped into the country.




Media ask judge to order release of San Bernardino iPhone records

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:51:49 EST

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Three news organizations have asked a judge to force the U.S. government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters.




As Arctic warms, Canada's glaciers playing major role in sea level rise

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Canada's glaciers are responding rapidly to a warming Arctic and are a major contributor to sea level rise, a new study suggests.




How saying yes to free Wi-Fi could mean 'you are the product' for businesses

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:55 EST

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More businesses are turning to Wi-Fi marketing, whereby users give permission to be targeted with ads in exchange for free internet.




Donating body to science 'the last best thing,' says prof

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

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Organ donations are up, in Ontario. But 17 medical schools across the country are open to accept your entire body for science including the University of Waterloo, Guelph and McMaster in Hamilton. What happens after you make the decision?




Salivating over history: Manitoba Museum gives artifacts the old spit shine

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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How do you clean a nearly 140-year-old oil painting? Well, if you're Manitoba Museum conservator Carolyn Sirett, you roll up your sleeves, roll a cotton swab and put your muddy where your mouth is.