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Flood prediction, climate change impacts on water studied at new Canmore lab

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:25:59 EDT

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At a new research lab in Canmore, scientists are studying the impact of climate change on water, glaciers and snow, and developing tools to predict and warn people about future floods.




Trump budget cuts funding for clean air and water programs

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:13:09 EDT

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The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.




Astronauts conduct spacewalk to perform urgent repairs

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:55 EDT

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Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed.




7.2-million-year-old pre-human fossils challenge modern human evolution theory

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT

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A jawbone discovered by German troops in Athens during the Second World War could be evidence that apes and humans diverged 200,000 years earlier than the current theory says.




Online 'sextortion' complaints involving teen boys jump by 89% in 2 years: study

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:01:00 EDT

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Child exploitation experts say they've detected a spike in reports of online "sextortion" cases involving teen boys.




Revenge porn, self-harm videos among challenges Facebook moderators face, say leaked documents

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:34:10 EDT

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Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper.




Space-preserved sperm: It's a thing, scientists say, after successful experiment with mice

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:52:37 EDT

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The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the International Space Station and returned to Earth in 2014.




Meet the interactive robot making a mark on Quebec's classrooms

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:00:00 EDT

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Researchers at the Université de Montréal have brought NAO to life. The robot is having a big impact in some of the province's classrooms.




Canadians 'reluctant' to accept new police powers, prefer privacy online, government finds

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:35:23 EDT

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The findings are part of a report published by Public Safety, based on responses to the government's consultation on national security reform held last fall.




Google plans to 'fix' Toronto by building smart city

Sat, 20 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Google has its sights set on piloting its vision for the smart city of the future in Canada’s largest urban centre. But its reasons for picking Toronto are not necessarily the ones we might first assume.




B.C. students win top prize at national science fair for plan to get humans home from Mars

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:17:39 EDT

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Two Surrey students looked to the sky for inspiration — coming up with a process for fuel production in space — at the Canada Wide Science Fair.




Science knows no borders in the Middle East: Bob McDonald

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:20:14 EDT

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A new light synchrotron to be constructed in Jordan signals scientific cooperation in a region plagued by conflict and rivalry.




Penguins that found sanctuary in a minefield may be threatened by demining campaign

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:04:36 EDT

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35 years ago, Argentine forces mined a beach in the Falkland Islands and created an accidental nature reserve for penguins. Now, a demining operation is in the works, and some conservationists fear it might threaten the penguins' habitat.




Do babies show bias? Researchers seek the roots of racism

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Studies suggest racial bias begins within months of birth. But does that mean people carry it for the rest of their lives?




Beavers are dam important for the ecosystem

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:34:45 EDT

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Beavers have always been natural engineers of their world, and now scientists are discovering how to use the beaver’s skills to help restore important freshwater habitat.




Climate change is making Antarctica greener

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:19:40 EDT

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If there's a colour associated with Antarctica, it's white. But as temperatures rise with climate change, new research shows it's slowly becoming greener.




Heart failure symptoms traced to unusual source

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:38:10 EDT

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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians struggle to survive and take in air because of heart failure. Now scientists have unravelled a new reason why that rewrites medical textbooks.




Farting, peeing dinosaurs come to the Manitoba Museum

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:53:40 EDT

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Call it a different kind of greenhouse gas — dinosaur flatulence is on full display at a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum.




Reversing climate change with carbon-sucking plantations not realistic, scientists warn

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:59:50 EDT

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A proposal to turn back climate change by planting vast swathes of land with fast-growing trees and plants that can be burned for electricity, with the carbon they release captured and stored, is not “realistic and feasible,” scientists said Thursday.




Google unveils latest apps, updates and services

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:43:31 EDT

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Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services.