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Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science

4 hours 41 min ago
University of Waterloo professor Donna Strickland has watched enrolment in her courses double, landed a promotion at work and begun scheduling global lectures in the two months since she became the third woman ever to win a Nobel Prize in physics.

What would a neural network name cookies? Walps, spice biggers and apricot dream moles

9 hours 36 min ago
A research scientist asked a neural network to name cookies based on data from hundreds of recipes, ending up with names including Low Fuzzy Feats, Walps and Grandma's Spritches.

Google to speed up end of Google Plus due to newly discovered bug

9 hours 55 min ago
Google says it will close the consumer version of its Google Plus social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug.

Carbon conscious: how one man is shrinking his footprint

12 hours 14 min ago
Some people count their calories. Dirk Gratzel counts his carbon emissions. The software entrepreneur from Germany is among a small but growing number of people looking for ways to cut their personal greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change, receding glaciers increase landslide risk on B.C.'s Mount Meager

13 hours 18 min ago
Climate change is causing glaciers atop Mount Meager in British Columbia to shrink, increasing the chances of landslides and even a new eruption, says an expert studying the volcano.

Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

13 hours 34 min ago
Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered.

Leaders return to Poland for final push at UN climate talks

13 hours 42 min ago
National leaders and ministers are preparing for the final stretch of UN climate talks, with just days left to break through thorny issues that diplomats have struggled to resolve.

NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

Mon, 2018-12-10 18:59
NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid that will come perilously close to Earth shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought.

Astronaut Saint-Jacques holds court for first time since blasting off into space

Mon, 2018-12-10 13:15
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques says he is slowly getting used to life in space.

Voyager 2 becomes second human-made object in interstellar space

Mon, 2018-12-10 11:13
NASA's Voyager 2 has become only the second human-made object to reach the space between stars.

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

Mon, 2018-12-10 11:11
A study released Monday examined why Panama's tiny tungara frogs adapt their mating calls in urban areas -- an unexpected example of how animals change communication strategies when cities encroach on forests.

Donna Strickland collects her Nobel, becomes first Canadian woman to win physics prize

Mon, 2018-12-10 09:58
A university professor becomes the first Canadian woman to receive the Nobel Prize for physics at an awards ceremony in Sweden today.

Protesters disrupt U.S. fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

Mon, 2018-12-10 09:16
Indigenous and youth groups disrupted a U.S. government event at the UN climate talks, criticizing the Trump administration's policy of backing the extraction of fossil fuels, the burning of which increases global warming.

Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener

Sun, 2018-12-09 23:33
If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant colour, it is grey -- not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-grey sky, which traps pollution. But Milan now wants to shift its colour palette toward green.

'Hyperactive' comet to make one of closest approaches ever

Sun, 2018-12-09 13:20
Comet 46P/Wirtanen will be visible across Canada if skies are clear on Dec. 16 as it makes one of the 10 closest comet approaches on record.

Climate talks break as U.S., Russia block endorsement of key report

Sun, 2018-12-09 09:51
Negotiators at the UN climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming.

Critics call for more transparency for Sidewalk Labs neighbourhood in Toronto

Sat, 2018-12-08 18:12
Critics of a proposed high-tech neighbourhood planned for Toronto's waterfront called for more transparency in the decision-making process amid mounting concerns over how the companies involved with handle privacy and data governance.

Little-known among consumers, Huawei has high profile in Canadian tech networks

Sat, 2018-12-08 14:57
Huawei's share of the Canadian smartphone market has been tiny -- about 3.8 per cent, according to market research from IDC Canada.

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

Sat, 2018-12-08 07:41
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

To save endangered salmon, U.S. Senate makes it easier to kill sea lions

Fri, 2018-12-07 18:49
A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.

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