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Education, Science and Technology

Keeping science simple and short, (i.e. 3 minutes or less)

You’ve been working intensely for three or four years in your particular scientific field, becoming very comfortable speaking in very complicated and arcane scientific terminology to others in that field. Now, try to explain all that technical and complex work» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Informed seniors rethink use of sleeping pills

Seniors who get information about the risks of taking sleeping pills go on to ask questions about them and are more likely to quit, according to a recent study. Drugs like Valium, Xanax and others in a class called benzodiazepines» 

Science and Technology, Society

More citizen’s personal data stolen from government agency

It’s another case of personal information being lost of stolen from government computers. The latest is the theft of a government computer from a car in St John, in the eastern maritime province of New Brunswick The laptop contained the» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Global warming: 99% certainty “not natural”

A Canadian scientist has studied the issue of the causes of global warming and resultant climate change, from an entirely different direction. Shaun Lovejoy (PhD) is a professor of Physics at McGill University in Montreal, and president of non-linear processes» 

Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology

Facebook releases surveillance information

The social media giant, Facebook, has released its second report which indicates the number of information requests on users that are made by governments around the world. Facebook doesn’t go into specifics about the information, only basic statistics. The data» 

Science and Technology

Unexpected discovery: viral aphrodisiac STD

It was an unexpected finding. While studying stress in crickets connected with fleeing from predators, a researcher and colleagues discovered a unique trait in a virus that may help in dealing with sexually transmitted diseases in humans. Shelley Adamo (PI)» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ranking the most distinct and most endangered, birds

 A trio of researchers in British Columbia had been instrumental in a unique international effort involving the world’s birds. They created lists ranking birds in order of their evolutionary distinctness, and to what degree they are threatened with extinction. Arne» 

Economy, International, Science and Technology, Society

900 government ID numbers (SIN) stolen from Canada Revenue Agency data bank

After dealing with the “Heartbleed Bug” the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) responsible for collecting taxes announced, Monday (April 14), that the “Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of approximately 900 taxpayers were removed from CRA systems by someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability.”» 

Health, Science and Technology

Failure to reduce “baby weight” risks mom’s health

It is important for women to be losing weight in the three to 12 months after they give birth or they could face higher risks for diabetes and heart disease later on, according to a new study. Three months after» 

Science and Technology, Society

More Canadian government websites shut down because of Heartbleed

All Canadian government departments using software vulnerable to the so-called Heartbleed Bug have been ordered to immediately disable public websites. The directive was issued late Thursday (April 10). A statement Thursday night from Tony Clement, Canada’s Treasury Board President, explained the»