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Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian telescope helps study first-ever interstellar comet

In 2017, astronomers made a remarkable discovery by locating and studying the very first interstellar object, a strange space rock called ‘Oumuamua. Now, a second object from another solar system has recently been located by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. But this» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

E-scooter, e-bike users and companies to be fined if wrongly parked in Montreal

The city of Montreal, in the French-speaking province of Quebec, is fed up with badly parked electric scooters and is going to go after the bad riders. The regulations governing these self-service vehicles have been amended and, as of October» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Study shows Canadians tend to be polarised, but not because of social media

If we look at elections around the world, social media seems to play an important role in influencing citizens’ voting, but this does not seem to be the case in Canada. This is the finding of a new report on» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Study outlines plan to develop clean hydrogen supply network in B.C.

For many, hydrogen cars are the future. But how far are we from seeing them on Canadian roads? This is a question that researchers at the University of British Columbia have begun to answer by developing a hydrogen supply chain» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Canadian universities in world rankings

The Times Higher Education world university ranking has just released its 2019 analysis of almost 1,400 reserch intensive institutions in 92 countries. The analysis, independently audited by Price-Waterhouse, is based on “13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto puts the brakes on e-scooters

They’re called “micro-mobility devices”, but are more commonly known as e-scooters and have become very popular in cities around the world. But, they are not without their problems, mainly the issue of them being left blocking sidewalks. In other cities,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Aging could potentially be reversed using human growth hormone, study suggests

Researchers in Canada and the United States have found evidence suggesting that specific hormones may reverse human aging. In their paper published in the journal Aging Cell,the group explains how they used recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH), a hormone that stimulates» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Religion, Society

Newspapers and democracy: Struggling in the face of the internet

In recent years there have been many reports of news operations cutting back, and many small community and regional newspapers closing. News rooms have also been declining in broadcast media. It seems to be a case of slow but steady» 

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

Call to phase out toxic cash register reciepts

Millions of people every day handle a known toxic chemical and most don’t realize it. The majority of today’s cash registers in stores use thermal paper for its cash register receipts. This type of receipt paper has usually been coated» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Screen time may limit children’s creativity

They’re everywhere; mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.  It seems we can’t get by even for a moment without them.  That also applies to young people and even young children. Before “screens” children would often invent playmates and engage in hours»