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Indonesians can pay bus fare with plastic waste instead of money

CBC.ca / Technology

Indonesia's second-largest city has come up with a novel way to encourage its residents to recycle waste: giving free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles.

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Fisheries minister meets with stakeholders to discuss right whale protections

CBC.ca / Technology

Jonathan Wilkinson sat down with dozens of stakeholders at a hotel in Dartmouth, N.S., to discuss measures introduced earlier this year that were aimed at shielding the marine mammals against fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes —…

Judgment for man who alleged Monsanto's Roundup caused cancer reduced to $78M

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A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million US to $78 million.

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Oldest intact shipwreck found 2 km down in Black Sea, scientists say

CBC.ca / Technology

A team of maritime archaeologists, scientists and surveyors has discovered what it believes to be the world's oldest intact shipwreck — a Greek trading vessel whose design had previously been seen only on ancient pottery.

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Trudeau promises rebates as Ottawa moves to levy carbon tax on provinces outside the climate plan

CBC.ca / Technology

The federal Liberal government will slap a carbon tax on fuels in provinces and territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans, but will send annual rebates to Canadian families to offset most of the added costs of this climate…

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Cellphone retailers fail mystery shopping test, researchers plan to tell CRTC inquiry

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Mystery shoppers who paid 36 visits to major cellphone retailers in the Ottawa area say they encountered a general lack of knowledge, misinformation, and a total lack of adequate information in writing.

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Hurricane Willa expected to slam Mexico Tuesday afternoon

CBC.ca / World

"Extremely dangerous" Hurricane Willa headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast, its 215 kilometre per hour winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

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Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at least partly fake, museum admits

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The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has been forced to admit at least part of its Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries.

Monday, Oct 22

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Elon Musk offers free rides through L.A. transit tunnel

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Elon Musk says he's planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system.

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Stephen Hawking's jacket, thesis and high-tech wheelchair up for auction

CBC.ca / Technology

London auction house Christie's will auction 22 personal and academic items of late physicist Stephen Hawking.

'Mismatch' between what telco customers expect and what they actually get, CRTC told

CBC.ca / Technology

Government-ordered hearings into complaints about Canada's largest telecommunications providers got underway Monday with an industry-funded ombudsman saying his group has limited insight into problem sales practices.

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Trudeau to unveil carbon tax plan Tuesday for provinces that don't comply

CBC.ca / News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil Tuesday the federal government's plan for wayward provinces that do not comply with the national climate plan.

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UN climate fund gets 'back on rails' ahead of December talks

CBC.ca / Technology

The world's biggest fund for tackling climate change in the developing world has approved about $1 billion US in new projects ahead of UN climate talks in December, putting it back on track after a difficult few months.

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Ocean water too warm to cool Canadian science ship's engines

CBC.ca / Technology

Offshore Nova Scotia surface ocean temperatures were so warm earlier this month they forced a Canadian research ship that uses seawater to cool its engines to slow down.

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Welcome to the 'dead shed': A look at some of the grisly items confiscated at Heathrow Airport

CBC.ca / Technology

At first glance, it looks as though you've stumbled into the rumpus room of an eccentric uncle: guitars stuck up on the wall and tiny monkey skulls encased in glass. This is Heathrow Airport's "dead shed," a repository for confiscated…

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Several earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island

CBC.ca / News

A series of three large earthquakes struck off the coast of British Columbia late Sunday, followed by aftershocks early Monday morning.

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Sunday, Oct 21

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'Not good enough': Toronto privacy expert resigns from Sidewalk Labs over data concerns

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A privacy expert who resigned this week from her role as an advisor to Sidewalk Labs, the Google sister company set to build a "smart" neighbourhood on Toronto's waterfront, is concerned that the "treasure trove" of data will be vulnerable…

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Montreal biologist resolves Darwin's unanswered question: Why do soldier ants grow so big?

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Confident though he was about his theory of evolution, Charles Darwin wondered why, within a single colony of ants, some became super-sized soldiers while most remained wee workers. A McGill researcher discovered the answer lies in a pair…

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How 31 Alberta wolves changed the natural balance of Yellowstone National Park

CBC.ca / Technology

An eco-experiment that started with 14 Alberta wolves being introduced to Yellowstone National Park has shown just how powerful the laws of nature really are.

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Nova Scotia cannabis users concerned over 'excessive' plastic packaging

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Some Canadians are discovering smoking cannabis legally comes wrapped in a whole lot of plastic.

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'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs

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Apple often overestimates the cost of repairs to its products and threatens third-party shops who are willing to fix them for a fraction of the price.

Artist Leonardo da Vinci likely had an 'advantageous' eye disorder

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Based on Leonardo da Vinci's work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus — a condition that affects about three percent of the population and is usually detected at birth. One eye is straight, while the other eye can drift.

Saturday, Oct 20

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Meet the roboticist who's teaching AI to write fortune cookies and TED Talks

CBC.ca / Technology

Before Alexander Reben took to the TEDx San Francisco stage with a computer-written speech, he was trying to teach AI to write original aphorisms. The results are remarkable — and hilarious.

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Look up, way up! It's International Observe the Moon Night Saturday

CBC.ca / Technology

Though it's our nearest celestial neighbour, we take the moon for granted. However, this weekend, you’re encouraged to bundle up, step outside and look up for International Observe the Moon Night.

'You feel like you're drowning': Why YouTube content creators are burning out

CBC.ca / News

As the Streamy Awards approach, Canadian YouTube stars are going public about the pressures of the platform.

Friday, Oct 19

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Lockheed Martin selected as preferred designer for Canada's next generation of warships

CBC.ca / News

A group of companies led by multinational defence giant Lockheed Martin has been selected as the preferred designer for Canada's next generation of warships, the Liberal government said Friday.