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After cracking down on neo-Nazis, tech companies wonder who should police online hate

CBC.ca / Technology

For more than two decades, lawmakers, tech companies and consumers have held vastly different views on how to handle those who spread hate, racism and abuse online.

Friday, Aug 18

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Oceanex says cost of ships slowing down for whales is $100K a week

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The federal government reduced speeds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect the unusually high number of endangered right whales in the area, following recent deaths.

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Digital vigilantism after Charlottesville: Get ready for more naming and shaming

CBC.ca / Technology

As people grow frustrated by the seeming lack of repercussions for overt racist behaviour, it’s likely we will see more digital vigilantism and more support for “naming and shaming” campaigns.

Solar eclipse myth-busting: Facts and fiction behind nature's stunning event

CBC.ca / Technology

Do you think it's safe to look at a solar eclipse through sunglasses? Have you heard that an unborn child can be harmed during one? We bust some myths behind nature's spectacular event.

Thursday, Aug 17

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Websites aim to exile white nationalists in wake of violence

CBC.ca / Technology

Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against white nationalist groups in the U.S. on Wednesday as more technology companies denied their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Scientist looking to bats and bees in fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

CBC.ca / Technology

A researcher in Halifax hopes that a new high-tech tool will help them find superbug-fighting antibiotics from an unusual source.

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Science Says: DNA test results like 23andMe's may not lead to healthy behaviours

CBC.ca / Technology

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Not all shades created equal: How to get the right solar eclipse glasses

CBC.ca / Technology

As excitement on social media about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse heats up, experts are urging people to take good care of their eyes when they enjoy the spectacle in Canadian skies.

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In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core

CBC.ca / Technology

What if the routers and servers that underpin the internet could also double as one big anti-censorship tool?

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SpaceX successfully delivers experiments, treats to space station

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A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.

Petya ransomware cost world's biggest container ship company up to $300M

CBC.ca / Technology

Maersk's CEO said its businesses "were significantly affected," but there was "no data breach or data loss."

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Total solar eclipse 2017: Where to watch, how to watch and what will happen

CBC.ca / Technology

Read CBC's complete coverage of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 for the science behind the rare event and tips on how to watch.

Autonomous glider to track critically endangered right whales

CBC.ca / Technology

Scientists in Halifax have launched a high-tech tool to track the whale population on the Scotian Shelf. A glider has been deployed off the coast for 30 days to capture the sounds of endangered North Atlantic right whales.

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Lake trout 'a canary in a coal mine' for climate change: researcher

CBC.ca / Technology

A new study out of the University of Manitoba shows some lake predators are changing their behaviour due to climate change, which may have a wide-ranging effect on aquatic ecosystems.

Tuesday, Aug 15

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Deadly summer puts endangered right whales at risk

CBC.ca / Technology

A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists.

Here's when to start watching the solar eclipse

CBC.ca / Technology

The countdown is on: it's less than a week to the solar eclipse and you likely want to know when to look up. Here are some times for cities across Canada.

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Numbers show fewer people being struck by lightning

CBC.ca / Technology

Lightning — once one of nature's biggest killers — is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because people have learned to get out of the way.

The Daily Stormer is offline after Google, GoDaddy disable the Neo-Nazi site's account

CBC.ca / Technology

The tech industry is trying to more actively police online hate speech and incitements to violence.

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Amazon offers refunds to customers who bought fake eclipse glasses

CBC.ca / Business

Amazon is contacting customers who may have bought defective knockoff glasses on its website thinking they could protect their eyes during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Put down the phone and experience the eclipse, Neil deGrasse Tyson says

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​Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.

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Realtor pulls plan to give away 1,200 eclipse glasses over fears they're fake

CBC.ca / Technology

Vancouver's Candace Rohrick planned to give away 1,200 coveted glasses for safely viewing the solar eclipse, but is now "heartbroken" they could be fake.

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Updating 'briefcase law': defence lawyers try to end warrantless smartphone searches at border

CBC.ca / Technology

Do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy at the border? The government has consistently argued no, but court cases across Canada dispute that.

Sports hype of platelet-rich plasma 'powerful marketing tool' but distorts the science

CBC.ca / Technology

When injured elite athletes talk about using platelet-rich plasma, the coverage rarely discusses the limitations or efficacy of the technique, a new study suggests.

Monday, Aug 14

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Perseid meteor shower lights up weekend sky

CBC.ca / News

This weekend, people around the globe had their necks craned, looking to the night sky in an effort to catch some "shooting stars" as the annual peak of the Perseid meteor shower took place.

U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

CBC.ca / Technology

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.