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Would we have seen the proliferation of 'stalkerware' if there were more women in tech?

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT


When development teams are homogenous, made up of men who have never experienced online abuse, we see the proliferation of online tools with dangerous real-life consequences.

Stunning display of northern lights captured by photographers

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:16:39 EDT


Canadians were treated to a spectacular display of northern lights on Saturday night and into Sunday morning, and some were fortunate enough to photograph the light show.

Climate change contributing to urban 'heat islands' raising costs for cities

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:51:07 EDT


Heat trapped by dark-coloured roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by aggravating pollution, scientists said on Monday.

What's that smell? Predators eyeing new bison calf neighbours

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:36:46 EDT


Nine bison calves were born this spring in the Panther Valley of Banff National Park after what appears to be a successful herd reintroduction, and predators are taking notice.

Human-made chemicals found in higher quantities in deep ocean

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:01:45 EDT


CFCs, which were largely phased out of production in 1994, are accumulating deep in the Atlantic Ocean.

Trapped 'like a caged animal': Climate change taking toll on mental health of Inuit

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The annual ice melt in Canada's North is occurring earlier and earlier, and some researchers say that and other climate-related changes are affecting the mental health of populations in Inuit communities. CBC's Sabrina Fabian reports from Rigolet, Labrador.

Planting trees can't counter carbon emissions: Bob McDonald

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:05:26 EDT


Trees absorb carbon dioxide, but we just can't plant enough to absorb all our fossil fuel emissions.

Endangered turtles saved by citizens of Ontario hamlet

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:00 EDT


For years, on a 3.6-kilometre roadway in southern Ontario, thousands of turtles and snakes were struck and killed. Then residents of the small town decided to put an end to it.

Secretive Facebook project wants to turn thoughts to text

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:39:27 EDT


One of the hottest topics at next week's Code Conference will be Facebook's efforts to connect technology directly to our bodies, including a way to translate thoughts directly into text.

'O Canada': Researcher mounts microscopic flag on penny to celebrate 150 years

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:11:58 EDT


McMaster University research engineer Travis Casagrande has carved a microscopic, 3D Canadian flag on the face of a penny.

G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism, U.S. still not on board on climate agreement

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:22:54 EDT


The Group of Seven leaders have agreed to keep fighting protectionism, a win for the six countries who had been pushing U.S. President Donald Trump to come around to their view of free trade.

Europeans try to convince Trump not to pull out of climate accord

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:01:25 EDT


European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

Malicious hackers say they demanded $50,000 ransom for stolen Bell data

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT


After 1.9 million email addresses were stolen from Bell's system, a person using the online handle "exodus" claimed to be one of two people behind the theft.

Using the wrong emoji can cost you — literally

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT


A recent case in the Israeli courts saw a defendant pay $3000 because of a few texts and emojis. While this all might seem a little silly, it signals a not-so-silly shift in the way communication is changing.

Yukon looks to preserve and manage grizzly bear population

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:22:39 EDT


Yukon's grizzly population appears to be doing well, even as the species faces threats elsewhere. 'So, the writing's on the wall that this is a species that if we're not careful ... we could be in that situation.'

NASA'S Juno spacecraft finds chaotic weather, massive cyclones over Jupiter's poles

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:01:03 EDT


Once it began skimming Jupiter's cloud tops last year, NASA's Juno spacecraft spotted chaotic weather, including enormous cyclones over the planet's poles, according to new research.

New research reveals what happens when adults learn to read

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:34:53 EDT


New research found that brain regions associated with ancient functions are largely responsible for our ability to read.

Russian spies may have backed email phishing campaign in effort to spread disinformation

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:56:53 EDT


New evidence of a global espionage campaign involving email phishing attacks and leaked falsified documents emerged on Thursday, with clues suggesting the Russian government might have been involved.

Google AI wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:19:12 EDT


​A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see.

Honeybee losses in U.S. decline, but some warn too early to celebrate

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:49:23 EDT


There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday.