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Sunday, Oct 22

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Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images

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MRI scans provide information about the body without actually touching it. Now two Toronto teens are trying to adapt that approach to search for what is in someone's blood noninvasively.

Berlin's new surveillance system has some former East Germans spooked

CBC.ca / World

Germany is testing out facial-recognition technology at a Berlin train station. The goal is to improve security, but for those who remember the Cold War, it has shades of life under East Germany's notorious secret police, known as the…

'Bing, bang, boom, I'm done': Scan-and-go shopping coming to Canadian Walmart stores

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New scan-and-go technology being rolled out at Walmart stores allows shoppers to scan and bag their items while they shop, and it may lead to customers bypassing checkout altogether.

Saturday, Oct 21

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When stars collide: How 4,000 scientists converged for an epic kilonova cram session

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The never-before-seen collision of two dead stars led to an unprecedented astronomical collaboration and interrupted a day at the spa.

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Loosening offshore drilling rules is a risky proposal

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The Trump administration is proposing a bill to roll back restrictions on oil drilling in offshore waters along its coast. That includes the Arctic, where a spill could be devastating, Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald warns.

Friday, Oct 20

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Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports

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The popular trend of raising backyard chickens is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, some of them fatal, U.S. health officials say.

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Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

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Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report in the Lancet medical journal.

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'A touch can speak a thousand words': Soothing touch can ease hurt feelings

CBC.ca / Technology

A slow, stroking touch eases the sting of social rejection, psychologists find.

Reports of cellphone trackers near Parliament Hill caused concern at Supreme Court, CRA

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The Supreme Court of Canada and a senior executive with the Canada Revenue Agency anxiously reached out to Canada's communications spy agency for help after a CBC story revealed cellphone tracking technology was being used near Parliament…

Thursday, Oct 19

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A 'monster' discovery: Tiny translucent crustacean a 1st in Canada's Arctic

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What has eight hairy legs, one eye, no mouth and haunts the frigid waters below the frozen ocean? A speck of a creature you'd never know exists in Canada's Arctic, were it not for one researcher's accidental discovery off the shores of…

Disabled Chinese space lab likely to crash to Earth in coming months

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A defunct, yacht-sized Chinese space lab is expected to fall out of orbit and crash to Earth in coming months.

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Phoenix tracks: Edmonton palaeontologist retraces the stone footsteps of dinosaurs

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An Edmonton palaeontologist is relying on ancient folklore to retrace the stone footprints of giant dinosaurs.

Rogers Communications sees 'anemic' iPhone 8 demand

CBC.ca / Business

The CEO of Rogers Communications says he is seeing little demand for Apple's iPhone 8, adding to concerns about prospects for sales of the device.

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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

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Within a few years, America could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform.

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How a Canadian astrophysics star aims to find life on exoplanets

CBC.ca / Technology

Sara Seager, an award-winning Canadian astrophysicist, has pledged to spend the rest of her life hunting for 'another Earth' outside our solar system. Here's why she thinks finding life on other planets is within reach, and how she thinks…

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Canada's 'super secret spy agency' is releasing a malware-fighting tool to the public

CBC.ca / News

The Communications Security Establishment acknowledges it needs to do a better job of explaining to Canadians what it does.

'It's disgusting': Alberta woman targeted by revenge porn breaks silence

CBC.ca / News

Alberta resident Michelle lives in fear that her children will discover an explicit photograph of her that she can’t erase from the internet.

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Getting the gear: With cod making a comeback, N.L. looks to Iceland for best ways to catch it

CBC.ca / Technology

Iceland is seen as a world leader in the seafood industry, and fish harvesters from this province are checking out some of the innovative gear. Part 1 in a series from Jane Adey of The Broadcast.

Wednesday, Oct 18

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AI is deciding promotions — but could it be biased?

CBC.ca / Technology

As algorithms make more critical decisions affecting our lives, it has become more difficult to understand and challenge how those decisions are made, a new report says.

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Watch a human paraglide through a starling-filled sky

CBC.ca / Technology

Spanish paraglider Horacio Llorens flies with the 'Black Sun' - a biannual gathering of up to a million starlings that swoop together through the skies of Denmark.

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U.S. Democrats slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil

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Democrats and environmental groups denounced a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other…

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Twitter vows to crack down on nude photos tweeted without consent

CBC.ca / Technology

Twitter says it's making policy changes to crack down on sexual harassment, including 'creep shots' taken without consent. It will also target hate and tweets that glorify or condone violence.

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Canso residents prepare for economic liftoff from proposed spaceport

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Some residents are already making plans to cash in on proposed $100-million satellite launch facility.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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5 fascinating facts about the star crash that made gravitational waves

CBC.ca / Technology

Gravitational waves have led scientists to something they’ve never seen before — the collision of two exotic objects called neutron stars. Here are some amazing things about that discovery.

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Angler nearly dies after swallowing fish he was trying to kiss

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Sam Quilliam tried to kiss a fish but it jumped down his throat and sent him into cardiac arrest. He tells us about his near-death experience and his quick-thinking friends who helped save his life.

Google sister company makes 'bold bet' with new tech-focused neighbourhood on Toronto waterfront

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Waterfront Toronto has announced that Sidewalk Labs, Google’s city-building sister company, will be its partner in creating a new tech-focused neighbourhood on the eastern Toronto waterfront.

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