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Why Canada's net neutrality fight hasn't been as fierce as the one in the U.S.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST


America's telecom regulator is much more partisan than Canada's own, but there are legal reasons too.

Blue Origin launches, lands upgraded spacecraft with 'Mannequin Skywalker' aboard

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:39:22 EST


Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space."

Scientists uncover fossils of 100-kilogram giant penguin

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:02:52 EST


Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was bigger than many full-grown humans, with a mass of about 100 kilograms.

Some forests aren't growing back after wildfires, research finds

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:55:29 EST


When wildfires burn forests to the ground, some are no longer growing back, new research shows. The findings add to growing evidence that climate change and forest fires are permanently altering forest ecosystems across North America.

How to watch tonight's Geminids, one of the most active meteor showers of the year

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST


It's the final — and some might say the best — meteor shower of the year: the Geminids. Here's what to expect.

Astronomers to eavesdrop on interstellar asteroid for possible signs of intelligent life

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:26:53 EST


Astronomers are turning their 'ears' toward our first-known interstellar visitor to see if it has any signs of intelligent life.

Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing, sea ice melting faster than before

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:49:06 EST


'We are on this deepening trend where the Arctic is a very different place than it was even a decade ago,' said Jeremy Mathis, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Arctic research program.

Canadian cellular prices declining, mainly for talk and text, report finds

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:43:51 EST


Prices for cellphone service in Canada came down in the last year, but not for heavy users in the vast majority of Canadian cities.

PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:08:43 EST


PepsiCo Inc. has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc.'s new electric Semi trucks, the largest known order of the big rig, as the company seeks to reduce costs and emissions.

Budget watchdog details millions in potential GST revenues on carbon pricing

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:46:14 EST


A new report from Parliament's budget watchdog says carbon pricing in four provinces could net the federal government more than $500 million over two years in GST revenues.

France awards U.S. climate scientists grants to 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:19:50 EST


Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term.

Trump announces focus on returning Americans to the moon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:48:23 EST


President Donald Trump wants to send humans back to the moon — and on to Mars.

Ontario plans to airlift caribou away from hungry wolves

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:03:00 EST


The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is busy making plans on how to move caribou from one remote Lake Superior island to another.

Ride-hailing service Lyft expands outside U.S. for 1st time to take on Uber in Canada

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST


Uber rival Lyft launches today in Toronto. The two companies will begin a battle not just for customers, but also for drivers, as many plan to double dip.

France's Macron says world is losing battle against climate change

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:28:07 EST


More than 50 world leaders, plus CEOs, investment fund managers and celebrities, have gathered in Paris for a climate change summit on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris climate accord.

Child's smartphone searches become subject of short film

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:02:23 EST


When Brett Gaylor discovered an archive of every voice search his five-year-old son had made on Google Assistant, it raised some troubling questions about artificial intelligence.

Rescuing whales 'high-risk' work government doesn't want to do, DFO email shows

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST


Whale rescuers are in limbo, as they wait for the completion of a five-month-old Transport Canada investigation into Joe Howlett’s death while disentangling an endangered whale.

Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:46:45 EST


Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November.

Motorcycle-related deaths more common during full moon, study finds

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:30:00 EST


A new study suggests that a full moon is associated with an increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes.

That Uber breach? Privacy commissioner is now investigating

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:27:46 EST


Personal information for more than 57 million of Uber's riders and drivers was stolen in 2016, and Uber still won't say how many Canadians were affected.