Sunday , 24 September 2017

Category: TECHNOLOGIES

Plenty of rain and thriving plants made it a 'crazy great summer' for monarchs and other insects

By Kate McGillivray Whether it's a monarch flapping elegantly in your garden or a wasp showing up at your picnic, Toronto's summer weather has been a boon for insects. ...Read the ...

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Snow crab fishery to keep 'sustainable' label amid endangered whale deaths

By Brett Ruskin The world's leading "ecolabel" is set to once again certify as sustainable the Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery, even though North Atlantic right whales are ...

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Citizen scientists track humpback health 1 photo at a time

By Jane Adey Save your photos of whale tails. You could be a citizen scientist! ...Read the news Source:: CBC – Technology & Science ...

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Privacy commissioner aims to start more investigations rather than wait for complaints

By Matthew Braga To make the most of its current powers, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is shifting more resources into proactive investigations, rather than waiting for p ...

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Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI

By Reuters The well-preserved wreck of a First World War German submarine, possibly still containing the remains of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast. ...R ...

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Preventing oilsands bird deaths not a 'realistic goal,' says U of A biologist

By Wallis Snowdon Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to completely prevent bird deaths in the oilsands, says a conservation expert charged with protecting ...

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Google buys big piece of HTC in billion-dollar bet on devices

By The Associated Press Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion US to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped ...

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Spacecraft on its way to asteroid will slingshot past Earth on Friday

By CBC News NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — on a return mission to the far-off asteroid Bennu — will pass by Earth on Friday, and you're invited to wave as it goes by. ...Read the ...

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Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

By The Associated Press Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out. ... ...

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Mexico earthquake: soft soil makes capital shake like it was 'built on jelly'

By The Associated Press The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive fo ...

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