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Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

The study of what’s killing galaxy clusters

Imagine the millions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, and the millions more planets orbiting those stars, Now imagine a cluster of galaxies, perhaps thousands of them. Toby Brown (PhD) is a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, Hamilton,» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

‘Superbugs’ could kill hundreds of thousands, cost billions in just 30 years

A dire report from Canadian medical, veterinary and economic experts begins with the words, ”Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now recognized as a global threat that if not addressed will have a devastating impact on the health and welfare of the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New technique greatly improves amputees’ quality of life

A new technique to improve the lives of amputees was performed for the first time in Quebec recently. It involves a titanium rod inserted into the femur and extending outside the body. A prosthesis is then attached to the rod.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian polar bear researcher given lifetime award.

Ian Stirling (PhD) began studying polar bears in the 1970’s and is now recognized as a world wide authority. Working with then grad-student Andrew Derocher, now also recognized as a worldwide polar bear expert, in the 1990’s they were the» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Sniffer dogs now detecting crop disease

We know that dogs have a vastly superior sense of smell compared to humans.  They have up to 300 million olfactory sensors in the nose compared to our roughly six million. The part of their brain which analyses smell is» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Keystone pipeline re-opens following October rupture and spill

The Keystone pipeline, which carries crude oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, reopened Sunday following a rupture nearly two weeks ago that leaked 383,000 gallons of oil, affecting some 2,090 square metres of wetland in a northeastern section» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Discovery of BC’s first unique dinosaur species

This is not the first time dinosaurs have been found in British Columbia, but none of them have been unique to the province… until now. A mysterious claw discovered by a geologist in a rock along a railway line in» 

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

Scientists from around the world issue ‘climate emergency’ warning

I’m an old guy so I’m forced to confess that I lack the intense terror that Greta and her friends feel about where this planet is heading. For me, the terror remains mostly above my shoulders. For the young people–the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Revelations of whale behaviour using drones

University of British Columbia researchers wanted to study feeding behaviour of two separate groups of killer whales. Although both groups live in similar environments on the west coast, both feeding on salmon and facing increased noise pollution, water pollution, disturbances» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada history: Nov 5, 1939, the national time signal begins

It was on this day that Canada’s longest running, and shortest radio broadcast began. It’s the official time signal from the National Research Council (NRC) broadcast on the public radio network ever since, with other networks sometime joining in. The»