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Sunday, Jun 17

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Saturday, Jun 16

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This is what a recycling crisis in Quebec looks like

CBC.ca / Technology

Sherbrooke’s recycling plant, Recup-Estrie is drowning in a sea of untreated plastic, paper and metal after a dispute with its sorting company shut down operations for nearly two weeks.

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Mammals adopt nightlife to avoid contact with humans, study finds

CBC.ca / Technology

A new study has found animals around the world have dramatically increased their activity at night so they don't have to worry about running into us humans.

Is Google's new set of principles enough to calm fears over militarized A.I.?

CBC.ca / Technology

Critics have been urging companies involved in the creation of artificial intelligence to develop a code of ethics before it's too late. Now tech giant Google is complying after a backlash over its work with the Pentagon on militarized A.I.

Friday, Jun 15

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Peggy Whitson, NASA's record-breaking astronaut, announces retirement

CBC.ca / Technology

NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight.

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Doug Ford vows to scrap Ontario's cap-and-trade program as his 1st act as premier

CBC.ca

Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford says his first order in the legislature following his recent election win will be to scrap the province's cap-and-trade program.

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Stephen Hawking memorial sees his ashes interred, voice beamed to space

CBC.ca / Technology

The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London's Westminster…

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Need to get rid of a whale corpse? Try composting it

CBC.ca / Technology

"He loves a challenge, so when I said, 'Hey Gordon, let's compost a whale,' he said, 'Yeah, let's do that.'"

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Vancouver lawyer gets $1 in damages after suing Google Plus ranter

CBC.ca / Technology

First, a disgruntled former client called Kyla Lee the "worstest lawyer" in a Google Plus post. Then, the B.C. Supreme Court judge tasked with calculating damages in relation to a defamation lawsuit awarded Lee $1 to express disapproval…

Unapproved GMO wheat found in southern Alberta, but risks mitigated, CFIA says

CBC.ca / Technology

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says unapproved genetically modified wheat, that's resistant to herbicides was found in southern Alberta last summer but the problem has been mitigated.

Thursday, Jun 14

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Scientists have found a way to make wine even more delicious

CBC.ca / Technology

Earthy and vegetative aromas are known as green notes can be undesirable to some wine drinkers, which is why a team from Australia has figured out a way to remove those flavour compounds while leaving the rest of the bouquet intact.

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For the 1st time, astronomers see eruption from black hole as it rips star apart

CBC.ca / Technology

It's probably one the most massive belches you'll ever see: For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged material being ejected from a supermassive black hole after it ripped apart an unlucky star.

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Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

CBC.ca / Technology

How some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight.

Astronauts perform successful spacewalk to set up TV cameras for arriving spacecraft

CBC.ca / Technology

Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras Thursday for new crew capsules set to arrive in coming months.

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Japanese utility eyes scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plant

CBC.ca / World

The utility responsible for meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in northeast Japan seven years ago said Thursday for the first time publicly that it will start making concrete plans to decommission another plant in Fukushima that narrowly…

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Apple closing tech loophole police use to crack iPhones

CBC.ca / Technology

Apple Inc. says it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices.

Wednesday, Jun 13

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Mars rover hunkers down in midst of giant dust storm

CBC.ca / Technology

A NASA rover on Mars has been knocked out by gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the planet and blocking the sun.

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Toothy squirrel saved when Alberta rancher trims its tusks

CBC.ca / Technology

A toothy squirrel named Bucky is once again fattening up on nuts after an Alberta woman trimmed his tusks.

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3 trillion tons of Antarctic ice lost since 1992, seas rising, study suggests

CBC.ca / Technology

A comprehensive study using 25 years of data suggests the Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a rate three times greater than earlier estimates, with far-reaching consequences.

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Seattle repeals so-called Amazon tax a month after approving it

CBC.ca / Technology

A tax on large companies such as Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle city council meeting that exposed divisions over how much companies that have fuelled booming economies…

Tuesday, Jun 12

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AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition

CBC.ca / Business

AT&T has won approval from a U.S. court to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85 billion US, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, which tried to block the deal, and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers.

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New federal cyber strategy skirts questions of security vs. privacy

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Canada’s much anticipated cyber security strategy, released Tuesday, has exposed one of the key problems facing the federal government in the digital age: balancing privacy with the need to counter criminal encryption.

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Sexual harassment threatens to undo gains in recruiting women scientists, report says

CBC.ca / Technology

Surveys in two U.S. universities suggest many female science, engineering and medical students still experience sexual harassment from faculty or staff.

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Canada spent $365K to conserve Franklin objects, but gets no compensation

CBC.ca / Technology

Parks Canada went into negotiations with Britain in May 2016 hoping to keep all 65 artifacts retrieved from the Franklin ship HMS Erebus. But after protracted talks, the agency wound up turning over every object to the United Kingdom…

Monday, Jun 11

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Internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends in the U.S.

CBC.ca / Technology

The ability to watch and use favourite apps and services could start to change in the U.S. — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.