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Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how

CBC.ca / Technology

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new directive that sets new limits on border agents accessing travellers' phones, establishing criteria for when they can demand passwords, conduct extensive searches, like downloading documents…

Thursday, Jan 18

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Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown: CEO Tim Cook

CBC.ca / Business

Apple Inc. will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, chief executive Tim Cook told ABC News.

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NASA tests nuclear power system for future astronauts on Mars

CBC.ca / Technology

When humans make it to Mars, they're going to need a source of power. That's why NASA is working on a compact nuclear power system which, they say, passed its first rounds of tests.

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Why some fracking wells are prone to triggering earthquakes

CBC.ca / Technology

Why does fracking cause earthquakes in some places and not others? Alberta scientists say they’ve figured out some factors that make certain wells prone to triggering earthquakes.

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After #MeToo, phone app allows you to legally consent to sex

CBC.ca / Technology

A Dutch startup is launching an app that will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law.

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2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says

CBC.ca / Technology

According to NASA, the global surface temperature average was 0.90 C warmer than the 1951–1980 mean, making it the second-warmest since 1880, behind only to 2016.

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Ottawa overlooked as Amazon narrows choices for new HQ

CBC.ca / Business

Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the list of the top 20 cities that Amazon is considering for its second headquarters.

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Billion-dollar nitrogen reduction efforts may have minimal impact on toxic algae blooms: study

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Costly efforts to reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg by controlling nitrogen flowing into the water could have little to no impact, according to results of a decades-long study.

Scientists calculate proteins in a single cell and find 42 million

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Scientists have produced what they say is the first reliable count of protein molecules in a simple cell. They hope the finding will lead to new ways to predict diseases such as cancer in more complex human cells.

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Facebook's newsfeed changes mean political parties need to adapt — or pay up

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Facebook's new emphasis on content from friends and family will force political parties to make more engaging content and spend more on advertisements to reach voters.

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In world first, drone rescues 2 swimmers off Australian beach

CBC.ca / Technology

A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities said.

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Fire in the sky: Albertans report fireball over province

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Dozens of Albertans took to social media Wednesday evening to report seeing a large fireball in the sky over the northern part of the province.

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Hawaii's false alarm should prompt talk about what to do if there's a nuclear attack: expert

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A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack, or during a major false alarm like the one over the weekend in Hawaii: take cover in a building with a fallout shelter symbol. But these days that might not…

Wednesday, Jan 17

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How to kill a lobster before you cook it

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A researcher in animal behaviour recommends people kill their lobsters before cooking them, after extensive research suggests crustaceans can feel pain.

Hidden black hole caught flinging star back and forth in distant cluster

CBC.ca / Technology

Astronomers using an observatory in Chile have revealed a star in a cluster that is being flung hundreds of thousands of kilometres back and forth because of a nearby black hole.

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World's biggest underwater cave found in Mexico

CBC.ca / Technology

A group of divers has found a connection between two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.

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YouTube pulls ads from more channels over offensive content

CBC.ca / Technology

​Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.

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Meteor lights up sky over Windsor-Essex, triggers minor 'earthquake' in Michigan

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The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a bright flash of light followed by a booming sound spotted in Windsor-Essex was a meteor that broke up over the Detroit area.

What's in your weed: Why cannabis strains don't all live up to their billing

CBC.ca / News

Strains of cannabis may have fancy names and come with promises of tantalizing effects, but many buds have a mixed-up genetic lineage and don't always match what's advertised, plant experts caution.

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Wildlife rescuers accuse ministry staff of bullying, harassment

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Some wildlife rescuers in Ontario say they're being bullied and harassed by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry enforcement officers who know little about wildlife and are too heavy-handed with the rules.

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If you fish for these invasive crabs, you can't sell them - you need to give them away free

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A Newfoundland fisherman wants to make money off an invasive species that's destroying the ocean habitat where he lives and works, but DFO is cautious about issuing a commercial licence.

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Lobsters 'very likely' feel pain when boiled alive, researcher says

CBC.ca / News

The Swiss government's recent ban on boiling lobsters alive may have had some Maritimers chuckling, but one researcher said there's merit to the move, and it's "very likely" lobsters feel pain.

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study

CBC.ca / Technology

The study looked at the concentration of radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled, suggesting an increase in other elements and nutrients.

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Why your birth year may increase your risk of dying during a flu pandemic

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New research suggests that the year you were born may increase your risk of death in an influenza pandemic.

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No, the full moon does not cause earthquakes, study finds

CBC.ca / Technology

The moon may be the cause of some things that happen on Earth, but earthquakes aren't one of them, a new study suggests.

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Bitcoin prices drop on news South Korea still considering crackdown

CBC.ca / Business

Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies fell after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of cryptocurrencies was still an option.

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Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

CBC.ca / News

Toronto is becoming a test bed for new smart-city technology, but some observers are concerned about the privacy of the data the city would be collecting.

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Canada's deepest cave discovered in southeastern British Columbia

CBC.ca / Technology

Calgary-based explorers have discovered Canada's deepest cave, in southeastern B.C., scuba diving an underground lake, traversing deep canyons and squeezing through tiny cracks to determine its longest shaft stretches the length of a 35…

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This N.J. town is banning out-of-town drivers who use apps like Waze and Google Maps

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New rules aim to crack down on urban-dwellers who take shortcuts through Leonia, N.J., while following instructions from navigation apps.