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Memories from space: Roberta Bondar marks 25th anniversary of Discovery shuttle mission

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST


Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut, reflects on how the Discovery space shuttle mission 25 years ago changed her life.

The internet has fostered a new kind of tribalism, and it's destroying the way we interact

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST


The hope with the internet was that we would do away with borders. That hasn't happened

Jet lag can adversely affect Major League Baseball players: study

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:10:53 EST


A new study has found the jet lag that goes with a grinding schedule of Major League Baseball games that takes players from coast to coast and back again can take its toll on performance.

How these fish got stuck in a wall of ice

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:20:40 EST


Kelly Preheim snapped this shot of a four-foot tall sheet of ice dotted with frozen fish while out birding in South Dakota. She explains to As It Happens guest host Helen Mann how they got there.

Psychologists say they can inoculate people against fake news

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:15:48 EST


Researchers have found that there may be a way to vaccinate people against climate change misinformation. The key? Telling them lies.

Researchers unearth fossils of giant otter in China

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:32:55 EST


Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million years ago.

U.S. states uncertain what Trump victory means for wind and solar power

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:22:11 EST


President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires on battery design, manufacturing

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:25:36 EST


Samsung Electronics Co. says problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.

Non-browning apple coming to U.S. next month but Canada will have to wait

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST


The genetically modified non-browning apple a B.C. man has been developing for more than two decades will finally end up on some U.S. produce shelves next month. But Canada will have to wait to take its bite.

How coffee grounds turned firewood could be a lifeline for refugees

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST


The remnants of your morning cup of coffee could be a lifeline for refugees living in camps in sub-Saharan Africa.

New species of prehistoric palm discovered in Canada

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST


A researcher has identified a new species of small palm that once grew in Canada — millions of years ago.

From 'zombie' urchins to seafood gold? Studies test sea urchin farming in Canada

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST


Federal scientists and others are exploring the possibility of sea urchin farming in Canada, using Norwegian technology that proponents hope will turn 'zombie' urchins which can denude kelp beds into profitable seafood — but there is a question about the ecological cost.

Science 'Trumped' by belief: Bob McDonald

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:40:05 EST


Donald Trump has stated clearly that he believes climate change is a hoax and that vaccines cause autism, two topics that have been clearly proven by science to be untrue. Now, he has a team of players that are carrying these beliefs to other levels of government.

Less than hour after inauguration, Trump publishes energy policy to revive coal industry

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:50:20 EST


The Trump administration posted a document on the White House website outlining its energy policy, which aims to focus on gas and oil, and reviving the coal industry.

Trump makes cyberwarfare an official priority for new White House

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:02:04 EST


The new administration announced an official position on cyberwarfare Friday, pledging to make the development of "defensive and offensive cyber capabilities" a priority in the fight against terror and the protection of American secrets.