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Canadian First Nations to fight Alaska drilling on caribou calving grounds

1 hour 10 min ago
Canadian First Nations are gearing up to fight new U.S. interest in oil drilling on the calving grounds of a caribou herd Indigenous people depend on for food.

U.K. teen jailed for 'cyber-terrorism' targeting CIA chief's phone, email

1 hour 34 min ago
A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."

Delete Facebook movement is strong in Canada, new research shows

3 hours 1 min ago
In the wake of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, Canadians showed more interest in deleting their profiles from the social network than many global peers, according to a study by a U.K.-based virtual private network comparison site.

Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

5 hours 24 min ago
An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

Alberta university criticized over plan to bestow David Suzuki honorary degree

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:43
The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree.

Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:29
Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.

Dashing to make a flight? Order food to your gate through a delivery app

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:10
An airport delivery service, powered by Montreal-based mobile platform GOLO, allows travellers to place orders from restaurants or convenience stores in the airport through the AtYourGate app.

Google Street View maps 7 more Canadian national parks

Thu, 2018-04-19 06:00
More of Canada’s remotest destinations are coming into closer view thanks to Parks Canada and Google Street View’s collaborative effort to map the country using three-dimensional images.

A look at safety aboard Boeing 737-700 jets

Wed, 2018-04-18 20:37
The plane involved in an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight was a Boeing 737-700, one of the most commonly-used aircraft in the aviation industry. According to safety records, technical problems with the plane are rare.

NASA's TESS spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

Wed, 2018-04-18 19:10
NASA's TESS spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighbouring stars that could support life.

Alberta lifts eight-year ban on the rehabilitation of orphaned bear cubs

Wed, 2018-04-18 15:36
Alberta has lifted a ban on private rehabilitation of orphaned black bear cubs. The ban, which had been in place since 2010, meant that bears orphaned in the province had to be killed or sent to zoos.

Crews hope to free 'prolific' female right whale named Kleenex from rope on jaw

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:24
Marine biologists are hoping they can free one of the few remaining female North Atlantic right whales from a length of thick fishing rope that has become trapped around its upper jaw.

Russia admits to blocking millions of IP addresses

Wed, 2018-04-18 10:21
The chief of the Russian communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of unrelated IP addresses have been frozen in a so-far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app.

China fights big smog with big air purifier

Wed, 2018-04-18 09:26
China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.

Scientists aim to understand habits of a German giraffe

Wed, 2018-04-18 09:15
A giraffe in a German zoo has been outfitted with a transmitter to help scientists learn more about his habits to better protect the species in the wild.

Facebook introduces new privacy safeguards in Europe

Wed, 2018-04-18 09:04
Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe as part of efforts to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.

Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

Wed, 2018-04-18 07:47
Iranian state TV says government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps.

Canadian emissions creep lower in 2016 but doubts remain over hitting Paris targets

Wed, 2018-04-18 04:25
Canada's latest greenhouse gas inventory report to the United Nations shows emissions are starting to trend downward, but not nearly at the rate needed to meet the country's international commitments under the Paris climate change accord.

Ethicist foresees choosing your baby from dozens of embryos

Wed, 2018-04-18 01:24
A prominent biomedical ethics expert says that in 20 to 40 years, many prospective parents may choose from dozens of embryos to become their babies.

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

Tue, 2018-04-17 18:02
A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers that were being used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies escaped custody and fled Tuesday on a passenger plane that a witness said also carried the remote North Atlantic nation's prime minister.