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    In the search for life beyond Earth, moons may be the best candidates

    In the search for life beyond Earth, moons may be the best candidates


    We only know of one planet in our universe that harbours life: Earth. So it's logical that humanity has focused its search for life beyond our world on planetary bodies. But a new study suggests that we may be leaving out a larger chunk of the cosmos:...

    We only know of one planet in our universe that harbours life: Earth. So it's logical that humanity has focused its search for life beyond our world on planetary bodies. But a new study suggests that we may be leaving out a larger chunk of the cosmos: moons.

    Raccoons experiencing high blood sugar levels from eating our food

    Raccoons experiencing high blood sugar levels from eating our food


    A new study by Ontario researchers found that raccoons with easy access to human food waste were significantly heavier and had higher blood glucose levels than...

    A new study by Ontario researchers found that raccoons with easy access to human food waste were significantly heavier and had higher blood glucose levels than others.

    Canadian government announces measures to help save key whale species

    Canadian government announces measures to help save key whale species


    Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced measures to help in the protection of the southern resident killer whale, the North Atlantic right whale and the St. Lawrence Estuary...

    Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced measures to help in the protection of the southern resident killer whale, the North Atlantic right whale and the St. Lawrence Estuary beluga.

    Facebook brings its messaging app for kids to Canada despite experts' concerns

    Facebook brings its messaging app for kids to Canada despite experts' concerns


    Messenger Kids has attracted criticism from some experts who argue that young children are not yet able to navigate the complexities of privacy and and social etiquette online. Facebook says the app was built with feedback from parents and...

    Messenger Kids has attracted criticism from some experts who argue that young children are not yet able to navigate the complexities of privacy and and social etiquette online. Facebook says the app was built with feedback from parents and experts.

    Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

    Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again


    The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Indigenous Hawaiians consider...

    The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Indigenous Hawaiians consider sacred.

    Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before fatal self-driving car crash, police

    Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before fatal self-driving car crash, police


    Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in...

    Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March.

    Camera directed car toward oncoming traffic after windshield replacement, man says

    Camera directed car toward oncoming traffic after windshield replacement, man says


    A Newfoundland man learned the hard way that cars with advanced driver-assistance systems should have the system's cameras recalibrated after a windshield...

    A Newfoundland man learned the hard way that cars with advanced driver-assistance systems should have the system's cameras recalibrated after a windshield replacement.

    U.S. phone companies limit sharing of location data, while Canadian carriers insist they already do

    U.S. phone companies limit sharing of location data, while Canadian carriers insist they already do


    U.S. mobile carriers are ending their relationships with third-party data brokers after it was revealed that the location of cellphone users in the U.S. and Canada could be looked up without their...

    U.S. mobile carriers are ending their relationships with third-party data brokers after it was revealed that the location of cellphone users in the U.S. and Canada could be looked up without their consent.

    Anishinaabe artist designs Twitter Turtle Island emoji for Indigenous History Month

    Anishinaabe artist designs Twitter Turtle Island emoji for Indigenous History Month


    For Indigenous History Month, Twitter partnered with Anishinaabe artist Chief Lady Bird for a special edition Turtle Island emoji that can be activated using a selection of...

    For Indigenous History Month, Twitter partnered with Anishinaabe artist Chief Lady Bird for a special edition Turtle Island emoji that can be activated using a selection of hashtags.

    More than 20 countries aim to toughen climate goals by 2020

    More than 20 countries aim to toughen climate goals by 2020


    More than 20 nations ranging from Canada to France to Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they would try to limit their greenhouse gas emissions more than already planned under the Paris climate agreement by...

    More than 20 nations ranging from Canada to France to Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they would try to limit their greenhouse gas emissions more than already planned under the Paris climate agreement by 2020.

    University of Waterloo invites Indigenous girls to explore tech careers

    University of Waterloo invites Indigenous girls to explore tech careers


    Emma Smith is a fourth year fine arts student at the University of Waterloo. This summer, she's leading a two-day camp for young Indigenous girls to get them excited about science, technology, engineering and...

    Emma Smith is a fourth year fine arts student at the University of Waterloo. This summer, she's leading a two-day camp for young Indigenous girls to get them excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

    Coast guard crew makes rare sighting of right whale off Haida Gwaii

    Coast guard crew makes rare sighting of right whale off Haida Gwaii


    For the third time this decade, one of the world’s rarest whales has been spotted off the B.C. coast, but scientists say it’s too early to say if the species is recovering from being hunted to...

    For the third time this decade, one of the world’s rarest whales has been spotted off the B.C. coast, but scientists say it’s too early to say if the species is recovering from being hunted to near-extinction.

    'Pretty amazing': Alberta researchers spot new fossil species - and its lunch

    'Pretty amazing': Alberta researchers spot new fossil species - and its lunch


    University of Alberta researchers have discovered a new species of ancient underwater lizards in a fossil so well preserved they can see what it had for...

    University of Alberta researchers have discovered a new species of ancient underwater lizards in a fossil so well preserved they can see what it had for lunch.

    Some of CSIS's practices still fall outside the law: spy watchdog

    Some of CSIS's practices still fall outside the law: spy watchdog


    The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is taking issue with claims the national spy agency isn't handling Canadians electronic data...

    The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is taking issue with claims the national spy agency isn't handling Canadians electronic data properly.

    111 million tonnes of plastic waste will have nowhere to go by 2030 due to Chinese import ban: study

    111 million tonnes of plastic waste will have nowhere to go by 2030 due to Chinese import ban: study


    Earlier this year, China stopped taking much of the world's recyclable plastic waste. Now a new study suggests that by the year 2030, an estimated 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will be "displaced" as a result of the...

    Earlier this year, China stopped taking much of the world's recyclable plastic waste. Now a new study suggests that by the year 2030, an estimated 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will be "displaced" as a result of the policy.