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    'Google Generation' wants more technology in health care but still values personal touch

    'Google Generation' wants more technology in health care but still values personal touch


    People aged 18 to 34 are frequent users of the health care system and want to use technology in managing their health, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association...

    People aged 18 to 34 are frequent users of the health care system and want to use technology in managing their health, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association suggests.

    NASA administrator says he fully supports Trump's 'Space Force'

    NASA administrator says he fully supports Trump's 'Space Force'


    ​NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military 'Space Force' but added that it will have a role separate from...

    ​NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military 'Space Force' but added that it will have a role separate from NASA.

    Scientists uncover secret behind beautiful glowing Bermuda fireworms

    Scientists uncover secret behind beautiful glowing Bermuda fireworms


    A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE concludes that the unique bioluminescent creatures first documented by Christopher Columbus get their glow on in a way that's entirely unlike the better understood...

    A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE concludes that the unique bioluminescent creatures first documented by Christopher Columbus get their glow on in a way that's entirely unlike the better understood firefly.

    'Slogging' killer whale J-50 gets live fish delivery in latest attempt to save her

    'Slogging' killer whale J-50 gets live fish delivery in latest attempt to save her


    Efforts to help an endangered orca off the B.C. coast hit new uncharted waters Sunday, as U.S. biologists tried to feed the killer whale known as J-50 live chinook salmon off a...

    Efforts to help an endangered orca off the B.C. coast hit new uncharted waters Sunday, as U.S. biologists tried to feed the killer whale known as J-50 live chinook salmon off a boat.

    Bayer shares plunge after Roundup hit with $289M lawsuit over cancer link

    Bayer shares plunge after Roundup hit with $289M lawsuit over cancer link


    Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between a weedkiller...

    Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between a weedkiller and cancer.

    Arctic understanding limited by patchy field work, scientist says

    Arctic understanding limited by patchy field work, scientist says


    Our understanding of climate change across the Arctic — and its implications for the rest of the world — may have troubling blind...

    Our understanding of climate change across the Arctic — and its implications for the rest of the world — may have troubling blind spots.

    Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    Google tracks your movements, like it or not


    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not...

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

    Killer whale lets her dead newborn go after carrying body for 17 days

    Killer whale lets her dead newborn go after carrying body for 17 days


    A female killer whale known as J-35 has stopped carrying the body of her newborn calf after 17 days, ending what scientists called "a tour of...

    A female killer whale known as J-35 has stopped carrying the body of her newborn calf after 17 days, ending what scientists called "a tour of grief."

    NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

    NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet


    A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent...

    A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.

    How blockchain tech could help us track where food comes from

    How blockchain tech could help us track where food comes from


    The same networked record system that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is now being used to document the origins of what we eat, and even, potentially, help trace the origins of contamination...

    The same networked record system that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is now being used to document the origins of what we eat, and even, potentially, help trace the origins of contamination outbreaks.

    Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims

    Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims


    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in...

    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in damages.

    Two new exotic species identified in the Great Lakes

    Two new exotic species identified in the Great Lakes


    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Cornell University researchers confirmed the species are in Lake Erie. The findings are part of the EPA's biology monitoring program in the Great...

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Cornell University researchers confirmed the species are in Lake Erie. The findings are part of the EPA's biology monitoring program in the Great Lakes.

    How one Canadian food court eliminated 117 bags of garbage a day

    How one Canadian food court eliminated 117 bags of garbage a day


    A food court in Toronto has cut the amount of garbage it produced from 120 bags a day to just three. Here’s how they did it, and what other fast food vendors, food courts and their customers can do to cut back on fast food...

    A food court in Toronto has cut the amount of garbage it produced from 120 bags a day to just three. Here’s how they did it, and what other fast food vendors, food courts and their customers can do to cut back on fast food waste.

    You're probably eating worms and don't even realize it

    You're probably eating worms and don't even realize it


    Wormy fish may not sound appetizing, but parasitic worms in fish are far more common than you might...

    Wormy fish may not sound appetizing, but parasitic worms in fish are far more common than you might think.

    Mexican archeologists find 7,000-year-old Mayan remains in cave

    Mexican archeologists find 7,000-year-old Mayan remains in cave


    Archeologists in Mexico have discovered sets of human remains from the early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could be as much as 7,000 years...

    Archeologists in Mexico have discovered sets of human remains from the early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could be as much as 7,000 years old.

    Black widow spiders creep northward

    Black widow spiders creep northward


    Venomous northern black widow spiders are being spotted farther north than ever before, photos snapped by the public reveal. Canadian researchers say help from 'citizen scientists' is crucial for tracking the spiders' movements as the climate...

    Venomous northern black widow spiders are being spotted farther north than ever before, photos snapped by the public reveal. Canadian researchers say help from 'citizen scientists' is crucial for tracking the spiders' movements as the climate changes.