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Thursday, Apr 26

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Watch a real-life Transformer change from robot to car

CBC.ca / Technology

Japanese engineers unveil a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board.

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Research study of dinosaur teeth reveals how the carnivores ate, hunted

CBC.ca / Technology

You are what you eat, even if you're a dinosaur.

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Canada, Britain formalize agreement on Franklin expedition wrecks

CBC.ca / World

Canada and Britain announced a formal agreement today on the remains of the Franklin Expedition, discovered on the Arctic seabed in 2014 and 2016.

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North Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed, geologists say

CBC.ca / Technology

Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation.

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'Ecosystems are unravelling': Another B.C. caribou herd could be lost forever

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Another caribou herd in British Columbia is on the edge of dying out and conservation groups are calling for more protections for the animals.

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EPA's Scott Pruitt says he knew about huge staff raises, but not soundproof booth expense

CBC.ca / World

Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief said "half-truths" and "twisted"…

YouTube Kids lets parents override algorithm that served disturbing videos

CBC.ca / Technology

YouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch in response to complaints that the YouTube Kids app has repeatedly failed to…

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B.C. wildfires triggered mega thunderstorm with volcano-like effects

CBC.ca / Technology

In the midst of B.C.'s record-breaking wildfire season, the heat from four fires triggered huge thunderstorms that sent smoke flying into the stratosphere, eventually spreading through the entire Northern Hemisphere.

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Can new vehicle technology prevent attacks like the one in Toronto? The experts aren't so sure

CBC.ca / News

The van attack that killed 10 people in north Toronto has some observers asking if there's a high-tech way to prevent similar assaults. But experts say it won't be enough to stop anyone from using vehicles as weapons.

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SWAT teams and patent trolls: inside Ottawa's IP plan to promote Canadian innovators

CBC.ca / Technology

Canada will bring in new rules to protect innovative companies from foreign predators, and create programs to help them leverage intellectual property to benefit both their bottom lines and the country's economic growth.

'Embarrassment, humiliation': Female Manitoba police officer sues over 'revenge porn'

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The last thing Brittany Roque expected to learn as she applied for a job with the Brandon Police Service was that the force had received intimate images of the young police cadet.

Wednesday, Apr 25

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Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

CBC.ca / Business

Alphabet Inc.'s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft…

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Facebook finally spells out what kinds of posts it bans

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Facebook has revealed for the first time just what, exactly, is banned on its service in a new Community Standards document released on Tuesday.

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Inuit worry about toxic splash from rocket debris in Canada's Arctic waters

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Inuit in Canada are raising concerns that Europe plans to launch another rocket into space today, potentially carrying toxic fuel in debris that's set to touch down in the High Arctic. It’s the 15th launch of its kind over the past decade…

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Toxic coral in home aquarium blamed for making Quebec family sick

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Seven members of a Gatineau, Que., family, including a pregnant woman and three small children, fell ill on Sunday while setting up a large aquarium. They blame toxins released by coral for landing them in hospital and driving them from…

Intelligence agency withheld information from statement about Quebec MP's phone hack

CBC.ca / Technology

Five months after a Radio-Canada/CBC investigation revealed that the country's major mobile networks are vulnerable to hacking and fraud, documents obtained through Access to Information show that the agency responsible for the security of…

Tuesday, Apr 24

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Canadian company linked to data scandal pushes back at whistleblower's claims

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AggregateIQ is disputing allegations about its ties to Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL. But executives were still challenged by Canadian MPs on Tuesday to explain how they worked with three groups that campaigned for…

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Aggregate IQ executives discuss privacy testimony LIVE

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Senior representatives from AggregateIQ respond to media questions after their appearance at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

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Arctic sea ice jammed with plastics from Pacific garbage patch

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Sea ice from the remote Arctic Ocean may look clear and pristine, but up to 12,000 tiny pieces of plastic may be embedded in a single chunk small enough to sit on your hand, researchers have found.

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Federal government not doing enough to manage risk of fish farms, environmental watchdog says

CBC.ca / Technology

The federal government isn't doing enough to manage the risks associated with salmon farming, the federal environment commissioner says in her spring report.

Get into my car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles in U.S.

CBC.ca / Business

Amazon on Tuesday began offering delivery in 37 U.S. cities to Amazon Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles.

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Cambridge researcher says Canadian whistleblower in Facebook data scandal was 'duplicitous'

CBC.ca / World

A researcher at the centre of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users said on Tuesday that the work he did was not useful for micro-targeted adverttisements.

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How to turn compost into food — through maggots

CBC.ca / Technology

Someday, the fly larvae, which feed on organic waste, could become your pet's lunch — or even yours.

Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

CBC.ca / Technology

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal, experts are warning about the potential dangers of handing over your genetic code to private international corporations.

'Things have got to change' : why Canadian rules around surrogacy need updating

CBC.ca / Technology

Being a surrogate is legal in Canada, but the logistics and legalities of the practice are much different than they are elsewhere and in need of updating, families and medical experts say.

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Canada to oppose oil drilling on caribou habitat in Alaska

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The U.S. has opened a 60-day public comment period before environmental hearings on allowing drilling on the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd.