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    Climate threat doubter leads effort to advise Trump on 'climate security'

    Climate threat doubter leads effort to advise Trump on 'climate security'


    The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being co-ordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate...

    The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being co-ordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

    Japanese spacecraft attempts landing on distant asteroid

    Japanese spacecraft attempts landing on distant asteroid


    A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on...

    A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

    Aging fleet forcing Canadian researchers to hitch rides to North Atlantic

    Aging fleet forcing Canadian researchers to hitch rides to North Atlantic


    A new report reflects disenchantment among academia, government and industry, who told the consultants the situation was "beyond absurd," "extremely frustrating" and "dysfunctional and...

    A new report reflects disenchantment among academia, government and industry, who told the consultants the situation was "beyond absurd," "extremely frustrating" and "dysfunctional and inefficient."

    Hold the salt: Experts concerned about runoff into Lake Ontario after storm

    Hold the salt: Experts concerned about runoff into Lake Ontario after storm


    As residents and commuters recover from the treacherous freezing rain that hit Toronto Wednesday evening, conservationists are worried about the thousands of tons of salt dumped on our roads that will eventually drain into Lake...

    As residents and commuters recover from the treacherous freezing rain that hit Toronto Wednesday evening, conservationists are worried about the thousands of tons of salt dumped on our roads that will eventually drain into Lake Ontario.

    Google says it forgot to mention there's a mic in its home alarm system Nest

    Google says it forgot to mention there's a mic in its home alarm system Nest


    Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry's leading collectors of personal...

    Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry's leading collectors of personal information.

    Tortoise thought to be extinct appears in Galapagos Islands

    Tortoise thought to be extinct appears in Galapagos Islands


    A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of...

    A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

    Half of Canada's prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests

    Half of Canada's prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests


    About half of Canada's inmates were abused as children, suggests a study out of McMaster University that's in the March issue of the American Journal of Public...

    About half of Canada's inmates were abused as children, suggests a study out of McMaster University that's in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

    Telecom customers face 'unacceptable' harm from misleading sales tactics, CRTC says

    Telecom customers face 'unacceptable' harm from misleading sales tactics, CRTC says


    New rules are needed to prevent telecom companies from using aggressive and misleading sales practices that harm consumers — particularly seniors and other vulnerable Canadians — to an "unacceptable degree," the CRTC...

    New rules are needed to prevent telecom companies from using aggressive and misleading sales practices that harm consumers — particularly seniors and other vulnerable Canadians — to an "unacceptable degree," the CRTC says.

    Expired drugs may remain effective and safe to use for those in remote areas

    Expired drugs may remain effective and safe to use for those in remote areas


    Drugs may be stable beyond expiry, even when not maintained in strictly temperature-controlled conditions, a study conducted on Antarctic bases...

    Drugs may be stable beyond expiry, even when not maintained in strictly temperature-controlled conditions, a study conducted on Antarctic bases suggests.

    MPs invite Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO to Ottawa to talk fake news

    MPs invite Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO to Ottawa to talk fake news


    A group of Canadian MPs is calling on the corporate titans of social media — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — to appear before an international hearing Ottawa is hosting this spring to talk about the spread of disinformation...

    A group of Canadian MPs is calling on the corporate titans of social media — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — to appear before an international hearing Ottawa is hosting this spring to talk about the spread of disinformation online.

    Samsung unveils new folding smartphone that morphs into mini tablet

    Samsung unveils new folding smartphone that morphs into mini tablet


    Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen that breaks new ground in a market that has been stuck in an innovative funk. The phone announced Wednesday will be called the Galaxy Fold and will sell for $1,980 US when it is...

    Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen that breaks new ground in a market that has been stuck in an innovative funk. The phone announced Wednesday will be called the Galaxy Fold and will sell for $1,980 US when it is released April 26.

    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 gassy cattle

    Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than gassy 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.

    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.

    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.