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    CRTC report finds telecom companies use misleading sales tactics

    CRTC report finds telecom companies use misleading sales tactics


    The CRTC says an inquiry has confirmed allegations Canada's telecommunications industry used unacceptable sales practices that misled consumers and harmed vulnerable members of the...

    The CRTC says an inquiry has confirmed allegations Canada's telecommunications industry used unacceptable sales practices that misled consumers and harmed vulnerable members of the public.

    Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than flatulent cattle

    Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than flatulent cattle


    Cultured meat production could spur global warming more in the long term than some types of beef cattle farming, a new study...

    Cultured meat production could spur global warming more in the long term than some types of beef cattle farming, a new study suggests.

    Instagram playgrounds: New business model builds on desire for selfies

    Instagram playgrounds: New business model builds on desire for selfies


    A growing number of companies are building their business models around the selfie, attracting people with destinations that beg visitors to take out the phone and snap...

    A growing number of companies are building their business models around the selfie, attracting people with destinations that beg visitors to take out the phone and snap away.

    How cold is it on Mars? Now you can track the red planet's weather online

    How cold is it on Mars? Now you can track the red planet's weather online


    NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. The space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online, along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from the InSight lander. In its most...

    NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. The space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online, along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from the InSight lander. In its most recent update, InSight recorded a high of -17 C and a low of -95 C.

    Quadriga dead or alive?  Law firm named after many jockey to represent cryptocurrency clients short millions

    Quadriga dead or alive? Law firm named after many jockey to represent cryptocurrency clients short millions


    A top Canadian law firm has beaten out several others that jockeyed to represent people with money tied up in a cryptocurrency exchange that became frozen after the mysterious death of its founder in...

    A top Canadian law firm has beaten out several others that jockeyed to represent people with money tied up in a cryptocurrency exchange that became frozen after the mysterious death of its founder in India.

    Peter Cosgrove, photographer of more than 100 space shuttle launches, is dead at 84

    Peter Cosgrove, photographer of more than 100 space shuttle launches, is dead at 84


    A former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the presidential recount has...

    A former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the presidential recount has died.

    Why microwaving grapes creates a dazzling plasma light show

    Why microwaving grapes creates a dazzling plasma light show


    It’s a crowd-pleasing party trick: Cut a grape in half, pop it in the microwave, hit “start” then sit back and watch the dazzling “grape balls of fire.” Now a team of Canadian scientists has figured out how grapes generate plasma in your...

    It’s a crowd-pleasing party trick: Cut a grape in half, pop it in the microwave, hit “start” then sit back and watch the dazzling “grape balls of fire.” Now a team of Canadian scientists has figured out how grapes generate plasma in your kitchen.

    'Grandfather of climate science' dead at 87

    'Grandfather of climate science' dead at 87


    The climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was...

    The climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.

    Scientists unlock genetic secrets of the great white shark

    Scientists unlock genetic secrets of the great white shark


    Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary...

    Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success.

    First private Israel lunar mission scheduled to launch Thursday

    First private Israel lunar mission scheduled to launch Thursday


    A non-profit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private craft to land on the...

    A non-profit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private craft to land on the moon.

    International salmon research expedition departs for Gulf of Alaska

    International salmon research expedition departs for Gulf of Alaska


    An international team of scientists left Vancouver on the weekend for a research expedition to the Gulf of Alaska where they will conduct the first comprehensive study of Pacific salmon in the...

    An international team of scientists left Vancouver on the weekend for a research expedition to the Gulf of Alaska where they will conduct the first comprehensive study of Pacific salmon in the region.

    China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

    China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development


    China's government is accusing the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet...

    China's government is accusing the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.

    'Making this up': Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science

    'Making this up': Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science


    Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that's rarely subjected to independent checks, says a university...

    Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that's rarely subjected to independent checks, says a university study.

    'Digital gangsters': U.K. wants tougher rules for Facebook

    'Digital gangsters': U.K. wants tougher rules for Facebook


    British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition...

    British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.

    Killer whales eat dolphins. So why are these dolphins tempting fate?

    Killer whales eat dolphins. So why are these dolphins tempting fate?


    Killer whales are the only predators that regularly kill and devour Pacific white-sided dolphins off the B.C. coast. So researchers were surprised when drone footage showed such dolphins playing within a few fin-spans of killer whales’ toothy...

    Killer whales are the only predators that regularly kill and devour Pacific white-sided dolphins off the B.C. coast. So researchers were surprised when drone footage showed such dolphins playing within a few fin-spans of killer whales’ toothy jaws.

    Banning Huawei from Canada's 5G networks could be costly for taxpayers

    Banning Huawei from Canada's 5G networks could be costly for taxpayers


    As the Trudeau government decides whether to join its security and trading partners in banning Huawei Canada from supplying technology to build Canada's 5G wireless networks, it risks an expensive lawsuit under the terms of a foreign investor protection...

    As the Trudeau government decides whether to join its security and trading partners in banning Huawei Canada from supplying technology to build Canada's 5G wireless networks, it risks an expensive lawsuit under the terms of a foreign investor protection agreement signed by its predecessor.

    Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout

    Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout


    Where you stand on the self-checkout debate may be influenced by your age as well your view on whether the technology represents progress or a step backward as shoppers — aided by machines — do the work of...

    Where you stand on the self-checkout debate may be influenced by your age as well your view on whether the technology represents progress or a step backward as shoppers — aided by machines — do the work of cashiers.

    Preventing the next fall: Slips, stumbles and spills dangerous for seniors

    Preventing the next fall: Slips, stumbles and spills dangerous for seniors


    Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in Canada, costing the health-care system more than $2 billion in 2017. And the often-overlooked risk can also be deadly, especially for seniors. But there's increasing research and intervention aimed at...

    Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in Canada, costing the health-care system more than $2 billion in 2017. And the often-overlooked risk can also be deadly, especially for seniors. But there's increasing research and intervention aimed at preventing the next fall from happening.