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#BugsR4Girls: How 8-year-old Sophia Spencer co-authored a scientific paper on bugs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:03:11 EDT


Sarnia, Ont., first-grader Sophia Spencer hated it when classmates taunted her for her love of insects, but seeing them kill her pet grasshoppers for fun was even worse.

Help from above: Canadian satellite assists with hurricane recovery, other natural disasters

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:43:04 EDT


As a founding member of the International Charter on Space and Natural Disasters, the Canadian Space Agency has been called upon to help monitor the devastation brought on by hurricanes, earthquakes and other major disasters. The agency says 2017 has been a busy year.

Asteroid mining could support space economies, colonies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:41:09 EDT


A team of researchers are planning to send robotic spacecraft into outer space, land near asteroids hurtling through the abyss and mine them for water, metals and other elements that will make colonizing space that much easier.

Facebook plans better 'election integrity,' Trump says it's part of 'Russia hoax'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:58:55 EDT


A day after Facebook acknowledged the role advertising on its platform played in the 2016 U.S. election, President Donald Trump said it was all part of the “Russia hoax” and the Kremlin denied placing any ads.

Snow crab fishery to keep 'sustainable' label amid endangered whale deaths

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The world's leading "ecolabel" is set to once again certify as sustainable the Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery, even though North Atlantic right whales are being killed by fishing gear.

Uber stripped of London licence, vows to appeal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:57:35 EDT


London's transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app.

Privacy commissioner aims to start more investigations rather than wait for complaints

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:27:13 EDT


To make the most of its current powers, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is shifting more resources into proactive investigations, rather than waiting for people to make complaints.

Plenty of rain and thriving plants made it a 'crazy great summer' for monarchs and other insects

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT


Whether it's a monarch flapping elegantly in your garden or a wasp showing up at your picnic, Toronto's summer weather has been a boon for insects.

Citizen scientists track humpback health 1 photo at a time

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:30:00 EDT


Save your photos of whale tails. You could be a citizen scientist!

Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:44:22 EDT


The well-preserved wreck of a First World War German submarine, possibly still containing the remains of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast.

Preventing oilsands bird deaths not a 'realistic goal,' says U of A biologist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:17:38 EDT


Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to completely prevent bird deaths in the oilsands, says a conservation expert charged with protecting waterfowl in open-pit mines.

Amazon reviewing sales algorithm after suggestions in U.K. that bomb-making ingredients be bought together

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:02:10 EDT


Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British news channel found that its product algorithm was suggesting customers buy products that when used together could build an explosive device.

Spacecraft on its way to asteroid will slingshot past Earth on Friday

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT


NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — on a return mission to the far-off asteroid Bennu — will pass by Earth on Friday, and you're invited to wave as it goes by.

Uncertain future of the North Atlantic right whale linked to its tiny prey

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:45 EDT


The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.

Google buys big piece of HTC in billion-dollar bet on devices

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:02:08 EDT


Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion US to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:15:21 EDT


Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.

Mexico earthquake: soft soil makes capital shake like it was 'built on jelly'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:14:03 EDT


The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say.

National Bank IT error exposed customer contact information online

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Hundreds of National Bank customers may have had their personal contact information and date of birth exposed online to other customers, the bank confirmed to CBC Toronto.

4 in 10 Canadians think science is a matter of opinion, poll suggests

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:13:46 EDT


Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”

Scientists want to sail the seas of Saturn's moon Titan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:10:16 EDT


Saturn's moon Titan has oceans made of methane. What would it be like to explore them, and how would we do it? CBC's Bob McDonald looks into the possibilities.