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Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ancient beer comes to life

Besides being Canadian, what does a university expert in Hellenistic and Roman history who can translate ancient Greek, and a craft brewery have in common? The answer is approximately 1,700-year-old Egyptian beer. Professor Matt Gibbs is Chair of the University» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Stephen Hawking remembered by Canadian student who proved him wrong

Stephen Hawking is being remembered around the world after his death at home in Cambridge was announced in the early hours this morning. Described as a “visionary theoretical physicist”, Hawking’s amazing mind was matched by a spirit that proved “disability”» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Potential cheating scandal hits University of Regina

The University of Regina is grappling with some stiff prairie headwinds following alleged academic misconduct in its engineering faculty–again An unknown number of students allegedly decided to cheat during an exam last month. The course? Law and ethics. Associate Dean» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study finds minimal West Coast fallout from Fukushima

For years there was concern and fear about possible, long-lingering effects on Canada’s West Coast as a result of the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011. Now, seven years after the tragedy, it appears all be certain that» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian eye experts warn of too many screens and too little playtime

It’s pretty much a given these days that electronic screens–televisions, tablets, smartphones, computers and video games–are having an adverse effect on how people view the world. According to Optometry Times, statistics show that 80 percent of what we learn is» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

BlackBerry suing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

BlackBerry Ltd., the Waterloo, Ontario-based company, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. The 117-page suit was filed today in U.S. Federal Court in Los Angeles. “We have a strong claim that Facebook has infringed on our» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Bitcoin mining boom underway in Canada

Bitcoin mining operations are opening across Canada despite the recent collapse in the soaring crypto currency. Bitcoin was in the global spotlight as the value went from under $1000 last June to nearly $20,000 by mid-December. After plummeting in this» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Bitcoin wanted for condo near Toronto

Bitcoin is the currency a condo owner is looking for in the sale of his residence in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. Derryn Shrosbree listed his two-bedroom unit at 35 bitcoin, which according to yesterday’s values, would value the home» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Space junk increasing exponentially

Space junk has been accumulating since the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite, over 60 years ago. With more than 5,000 rockets launched since, there’s a lot of debris now orbiting the earth. 60,000 pieces of space junk Andrew Fazekas,» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The detailed genetic history of elephants

Mammoths, mastodons, straight-tusked elephants, and living species; an international team of scientists have established the most complete genomic history of elephants. They’re produced complete genomes of 14 species, from long extinct, to living elephant species. Evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar (PhD)»