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    Right whale skeleton, DNA headed to Canada's largest museum

    Right whale skeleton, DNA headed to Canada's largest museum


    Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto are hoping three dead North Atlantic right whales will give them some important...

    Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto are hoping three dead North Atlantic right whales will give them some important insights.

    Asteroid mining could support space economies, colonies

    Asteroid mining could support space economies, colonies


    A team of researchers are planning to send robotic spacecraft into outer space, land near asteroids hurtling through the abyss and mine them for water, metals and other elements that will make colonizing space that much...

    A team of researchers are planning to send robotic spacecraft into outer space, land near asteroids hurtling through the abyss and mine them for water, metals and other elements that will make colonizing space that much easier.

    #BugsR4Girls: How 8-year-old Sophia Spencer co-authored a scientific paper on bugs

    #BugsR4Girls: How 8-year-old Sophia Spencer co-authored a scientific paper on bugs


    Sarnia, Ont., first-grader Sophia Spencer hated it when classmates taunted her for her love of insects, but seeing them kill her pet grasshoppers for fun was even...

    Sarnia, Ont., first-grader Sophia Spencer hated it when classmates taunted her for her love of insects, but seeing them kill her pet grasshoppers for fun was even worse.

    Help from above: Canadian satellite assists with hurricane recovery, other natural disasters

    Help from above: Canadian satellite assists with hurricane recovery, other natural disasters


    As a founding member of the International Charter on Space and Natural Disasters, the Canadian Space Agency has been called upon to help monitor the devastation brought on by hurricanes, earthquakes and other major disasters. The agency says 2017 has...

    As a founding member of the International Charter on Space and Natural Disasters, the Canadian Space Agency has been called upon to help monitor the devastation brought on by hurricanes, earthquakes and other major disasters. The agency says 2017 has been a busy year.

    Facebook plans better 'election integrity,' Trump says it's part of 'Russia hoax'

    Facebook plans better 'election integrity,' Trump says it's part of 'Russia hoax'


    A day after Facebook acknowledged the role advertising on its platform played in the 2016 U.S. election, President Donald Trump said it was all part of the “Russia hoax” and the Kremlin denied placing any...

    A day after Facebook acknowledged the role advertising on its platform played in the 2016 U.S. election, President Donald Trump said it was all part of the “Russia hoax” and the Kremlin denied placing any ads.

    Uber stripped of London licence, vows to appeal

    Uber stripped of London licence, vows to appeal


    London's transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi...

    London's transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app.

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

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


    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 being killed by fishing...

    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 being killed by fishing gear.

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

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


    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 people to make...

    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 people to make complaints.

    Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI

    Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI


    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...

    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.

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

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


    Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to completely prevent bird deaths in the oilsands, says a conservation expert charged with protecting waterfowl in open-pit...

    Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to completely prevent bird deaths in the oilsands, says a conservation expert charged with protecting waterfowl in open-pit mines.

    Amazon reviewing sales algorithm after suggestions in U.K. that bomb-making ingredients be bought together

    Amazon reviewing sales algorithm after suggestions in U.K. that bomb-making ingredients be bought together


    Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British news channel found that its product algorithm was suggesting customers buy products that when used together could build an explosive...

    Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British news channel found that its product algorithm was suggesting customers buy products that when used together could build an explosive device.

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

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


    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 with its arsenal of digital...

    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 with its arsenal of digital services.

    Uncertain future of the North Atlantic right whale linked to its tiny prey

    Uncertain future of the North Atlantic right whale linked to its tiny prey


    The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to...

    The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.

    National Bank IT error exposed customer contact information online

    National Bank IT error exposed customer contact information online


    Hundreds of National Bank customers may have had their personal contact information and date of birth exposed online to other customers, the bank confirmed to CBC...

    Hundreds of National Bank customers may have had their personal contact information and date of birth exposed online to other customers, the bank confirmed to CBC Toronto.

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

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


    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...

    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.

    Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

    Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco


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

    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.

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

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


    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 force, seismologists...

    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 force, seismologists say.