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Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

The Mountains Report 2018

It may not be obvious to many, but hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on mountains even when those mountains are far distant. For example rivers supplied by glaciers have created complex ecosystems while providing vital water,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Electric snowmobile created in Canada generates huge interest

Three McGill University engineering students were working on an electric car when they got the brilliant idea to transfer the technology and create an electric snowmobile. The idea took off. It attracted investors and client interest across North America and» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

GM foods: Canadians not fearful, but want to know.

A new study by Dalhousie University of Halifax Nova Scotia shows Canadians are divided and confused about genetically modified foods. Sylvian Charlebois (PhD) is the lead author. He is a professor in Food Distribution and Policy, and Dean of the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

HPV vaccine is again scientifically proven to be safe: study

Canadian research shows getting inoculated against the human papillomavirus does not increase the chance of getting an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or Bell’s palsy. Some people continue to question the safety of vaccinations in general, in» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Ignoring Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge hurts Arctic science, G7 summit hears

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge is too often excluded from scientific research in the North, something that could have serious implications for fully understanding how climate» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

‘Newfoundland Curse’ lifted: researchers win GG Award

The ‘Newfoundland Curse’, as a heart condition became known, focused the efforts of four researchers who were honoured today in Ottawa. Passed down in particular families through several generations, the “curse”, led to the sudden death of 80 per cent» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Privacy law toughened in EU, Canada urged to follow suit

All 28 countries in the European Union will have to follow new data and privacy rules that go into effect May 25, 2018 and Canada should change its law too, to better protect individuals, says a former privacy commissioner of» 

a photo of a larger commercial type drone with camera

Internet, Science and Technology

New Drone Rules Coming for Canada

This past Christmas, literally thousands of small drones of various sizes and capabilities were given as gifts. Many companies, like real estate agencies, wedding photographers and others such as farmers, are using drones, commercially. These- especially larger ones- are also» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Mercury linked to dramatic decline of migratory songbirds: study

Examination of tail feathers suggests that mercury is one of the determining factors for the steep declines of many songbird populations that migrate long distances to and from North America. The study by researchers at Western University in Ontario compared» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Here comes the sun (at last), but beware of melanoma

It’s a type of cancer that is afflicting more and more people. Estimates are that in 2017, some 7000 Canadians had melanoma and over 1000 died from it. World Melanoma Day is marked annually on the second Monday in May,»