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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» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

Shipping company using drones in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Shipping in the Arctic is no easy task. Distances from southern Canada to the country’s High Arctic is long. Trips can be slow going, with captains navigating through» 

Health, Science and Technology

Pharmaceutical companies and research funding.

When a large multinational company pays for its research, there is the possibility that the results will be biased in the direction, or in favour of, the entity paying. In terms of clinical research for new drugs, the huge pharmaceutical» 

Science and Technology, Society

How we make decisions

You’re faced with a decision you have to make, perhaps one that has to be made quickly, do you trust your head or your “gut instinct”.  As for gut instinct, where does that even come from? Valerie Thompson has thought»