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Ottawa did not protect caribou habitat environmentalists say
Sun, 8 Dec 2013 15:27:47 EST
Environmentalists are asking why government rhetoric on saving caribou habitat isn't matched by what's happening on the ground, saying both Ottawa and Alberta have committed to preserve the very area currently being hammered by development.
More bones found during Queen Street road work
Sat, 7 Dec 2013 09:49:35 EST
Workers who are fixing water mains along Queen Street in downtown Ottawa have found more bones as work continues to build the city's new light rail transit system.
New solar lamp offers off-the-grid villagers alternative to toxic kerosene
Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:09:53 EST
On a continent where more than half the population lives off-the-grid, many African villagers can neither afford nor acquire simple solar lamps, relying instead on dangerous kerosene products to light their homes. Five young men hope their modular solar lamp can offer an affordable and healthy alternative.
Why the University of Waterloo churns out poker stars
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 05:00:00 EST
The University of Waterloo has a reputation for excellence in engineering, math and science. But it turns out the school is also known in the professional poker world for breeding successful world-class players.
Software patent case to get U.S. Supreme Court hearing
Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:27:31 EST
The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that will decide whether software can be patented, a huge case that would have monumental impact on intellectual property laws.
Canada's claim to Arctic riches includes the North Pole
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:51:58 EST
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Leona Aglukkaq, minister for the Arctic Council, make public Canada's claim to the extended continental shelf in the Arctic.
U.S. launches rocket with secret payload
Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:45:53 EST
A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.
Why the 2011 Japan tsunami was so monstrous
Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:40:20 EST
Scientists, including a geologist from Montreal's McGill University, think they now know why the devastating 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan was so much bigger than expected.
Doggy DNA database lets condos track repeat offenders
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:38:04 EST
Poo Prints database stores dogs' DNA fingerprints to identify owners who don't pick up after their pets.
Leona Aglukkaq defends polar bear hunt
Fri, 6 Dec 2013 14:14:54 EST
Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq is raising a ruckus in social media circles after posting a photo of a freshly killed polar bear on Twitter with the caption: "Enjoy!!"
Mars lake could have supported life
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:32:54 EST
A lake once existed on Mars that was similar to habitats on Earth where microbes thrive, data from the Curiosity rover shows.
Facebook, Google, Twitter demand controls on U.S. spying
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 06:17:30 EST
Eight major tech giants call for tighter controls on government surveillance, joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people.
Ont. scientists mess with birds' self-esteem, social order
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 06:59:06 EST
McMaster biologist Cody Dey spoke on CBC Radio One’s Quirks and Quarks last week about his experiences studying the Pukeko, a species of bird from New Zealand with distinct social patterns.
Microsoft disrupts cyber-fraud network of 2 million infected PCs
Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:16:21 EST
Microsoft Corp says it has disrupted the world's largest network of compromised personal computers, involving 2 million machines used to defraud advertisers out of millions each month.
Cold-resistant cockroach from Asia found in North America
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:29:59 EST
A cockroach from Asia that can withstand harsh winter cold has been confirmed in North America for the first time.