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    Enhancing athletic performance on a genetic level

    Enhancing athletic performance on a genetic level


    It’s already on WADA’s radar and gene doping may already be happening to enhance athletes’ performance, but its future is much more...

    It’s already on WADA’s radar and gene doping may already be happening to enhance athletes’ performance, but its future is much more problematic.

    AIs, oceans and proteins: Ottawa announces winners of $950 million 'supercluster' competition

    AIs, oceans and proteins: Ottawa announces winners of $950 million 'supercluster' competition


    The Trudeau government has unveiled the winners of a competition to form technology 'superclusters' — a title that will guarantee the victors a piece of up to $950 million in federal...

    The Trudeau government has unveiled the winners of a competition to form technology 'superclusters' — a title that will guarantee the victors a piece of up to $950 million in federal funding.

    Google's Chrome browser starts blocking 'disruptive' ads

    Google's Chrome browser starts blocking 'disruptive' ads


    On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will sail through its new...

    On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters.

    HQ Trivia game has not-so-trivial Canadian connections

    HQ Trivia game has not-so-trivial Canadian connections


    HQ Trivia, the internet sensation out of New York City that attracts nearly a million players a game, has a host with a special affinity for Canada and a tie to an Ottawa trivia...

    HQ Trivia, the internet sensation out of New York City that attracts nearly a million players a game, has a host with a special affinity for Canada and a tie to an Ottawa trivia mastermind.

    Pulsating aurora spotted in Canada helps explain northern lights' origin

    Pulsating aurora spotted in Canada helps explain northern lights' origin


    Scientists have figured out what causes pulsating auroras, a special type of northern lights that blink in the night sky. And it was partly thanks to a lucky observation of the phenomenon in...

    Scientists have figured out what causes pulsating auroras, a special type of northern lights that blink in the night sky. And it was partly thanks to a lucky observation of the phenomenon in Canada.

    Leatherback turtle, not overturned boat, found washed up in Cape Breton

    Leatherback turtle, not overturned boat, found washed up in Cape Breton


    A 360-kilogram leatherback turtle carcass that washed up near shore in Islandview, Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia, is now on its way to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans lab in Charlottetown for...

    A 360-kilogram leatherback turtle carcass that washed up near shore in Islandview, Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia, is now on its way to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans lab in Charlottetown for analysis.

    Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter

    Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter


    An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities in Utah said...

    An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities in Utah said Tuesday.

    Industry of dating sites, apps 'very mature,' but fresh investors still take the leap

    Industry of dating sites, apps 'very mature,' but fresh investors still take the leap


    With about 2,000 dating services to choose from in North America and millions of users engaging in them, tales of searching digitally for a successful match — for life, or perhaps just for the night — are now so common they've become an intimate part...

    With about 2,000 dating services to choose from in North America and millions of users engaging in them, tales of searching digitally for a successful match — for life, or perhaps just for the night — are now so common they've become an intimate part of the way we live.

    Cyberspy agency defends proposed new powers to go on the offensive

    Cyberspy agency defends proposed new powers to go on the offensive


    A senior official from Canada's cyberspy agency told a House of Commons committee proposed new powers would allow it to stop a terrorist's mobile phone from detonating a car bomb, block the ability of extremists to communicate, or prevent a foreign power...

    A senior official from Canada's cyberspy agency told a House of Commons committee proposed new powers would allow it to stop a terrorist's mobile phone from detonating a car bomb, block the ability of extremists to communicate, or prevent a foreign power from interfering in the country's democratic process.

    Watch robot skiers race down snowy slopes

    Watch robot skiers race down snowy slopes


    While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own "Olympics" ski...

    While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own "Olympics" ski challenge.

    All-female fish species shows sex is overrated

    All-female fish species shows sex is overrated


    An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly overrated, scientists say after analyzing its...

    An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly overrated, scientists say after analyzing its DNA.

    U.S. woman becomes 1st person to have eye worms previously seen only in cattle

    U.S. woman becomes 1st person to have eye worms previously seen only in cattle


    An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on...

    An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on Monday.

    Trump wants business to take over space station from NASA by 2025

    Trump wants business to take over space station from NASA by 2025


    The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place...

    The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.

    Flight of the hummingbird: How size and wing shape forge fantastic flyers

    Flight of the hummingbird: How size and wing shape forge fantastic flyers


    A group of biologists from the University of B.C. braved army ants and driving rain to answer one simple question: What makes hummingbirds such nimble...

    A group of biologists from the University of B.C. braved army ants and driving rain to answer one simple question: What makes hummingbirds such nimble flyers?