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Half of world's right whales spotted in Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2018

Tue, 2018-12-04 17:31
Nearly half of all North Atlantic right whales in the world were spotted in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence this year during surveillance that officials say will inform future protection measures.

Cows can be pessimistic, optimistic: UBC study

Tue, 2018-12-04 15:24
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests dairy cows show personality traits like pessimism and optimism from a young age and their inherent outlook can predict their ability to cope with stress.

Apple may have earphones with wireless charging ready by 2019

Tue, 2018-12-04 13:35
Apple is apparently about to launch an upgraded version of its AirPod earphones, featuring wireless charging, in the first quarter of 2019.

Archeologists trying to solve the 'medieval mystery of the booted man in the mud'

Tue, 2018-12-04 12:24
The discovery of a 500-year-old skeleton wearing a pair of remarkably intact leather thigh-high boots on the banks of the River Thames in London has prompted archeologists to dig deeper into the life and death of the mysterious ‘booted man.’

Tumblr to ban most nudity, graphic sexual content

Tue, 2018-12-04 11:37
Microblogging service Tumblr says it is banning pictures of human genitals and female nipples in a bid to create a “better, more positive” experience for its users.

Russian space agency spokesman slams 'information attack'

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:55
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is bemoaning the endless stream of bad publicity that it says is designed to curb its funding.

Bear cub, rescued near mother's body, dies unexpectedly in wildlife refuge

Tue, 2018-12-04 09:48
A British Columbia wildlife refuge says staff are upset and shocked after a bear cub that was rescued near his mother's dead body this spring died unexpectedly in his enclosure.

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

Tue, 2018-12-04 09:13
Negotiators gathered for the UN climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting.

New parasite decimates giant clam species in Mediterranean

Tue, 2018-12-04 06:01
With rapid efficiency, a mysterious parasite is seeking out and killing a giant species of clam found only in the Mediterranean Sea. Unless scientists can find a way of stopping it soon, they say the mollusk could go extinct.

Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada's polar bears: experts

Tue, 2018-12-04 01:42
A committee of wildlife experts warned Monday that Canada's largest land predator, the polar bear, was at risk of disappearing from its vast Arctic landscape as melting Arctic sea ice makes hunting prey a challenge.

Federal government needs to listen harder to scientists: letter

Tue, 2018-12-04 01:05
Three of Canada's top environmental scientists want the federal government to listen harder to what their studies are saying about the future. In a letter released Monday, they say they want politicians to put aside partisan differences to address what the scientists call a crisis.

Half of Canada's chinook salmon populations in decline: scientists

Mon, 2018-12-03 17:34
Scientists who evaluate the health of Canada's wild plants and animals have concluded that half the country's chinook salmon populations are endangered.

Fake website launched in New Brunswick to educate investors about real scams

Mon, 2018-12-03 15:57
People who fell for a website hyping a too-good-to-be-true investment opportunity for New Brunswick's coastline got lucky: The scam wasn't intended to trap potential investors, but to teach them.

Rare gold coins found in Israel linked to Crusader conquest

Mon, 2018-12-03 13:51
Rare gold coins believed to date back 900 years and a golden earring have been discovered in the ancient Mediterranean port of Caesarea in northern Israel.

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor

Mon, 2018-12-03 13:21
After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years.

'This star in the distance that I walk towards': David Saint-Jacques, in his own words

Mon, 2018-12-03 11:36
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is the ninth Canadian astronaut in space, after blasting off for an extended mission aboard the International Space Station. In honour of his journey to the stars, presents a look at his aspirations, challenges, and hopes for the mission – in his own words.

Tinder for sheep: Iceland ram registry touts 'strong muscles', 'leadership skills'

Mon, 2018-12-03 10:48
The annual Ram Registry, released by the Icelandic Agricultural Advisory Centre every November, reads like a kind of Tinder for sheep, listing the best qualities from “tall and respectful” to “holds his head high” of 44 of the most eligible rams in the country.

Japan prepares to say sayonara to once-beloved pagers

Mon, 2018-12-03 08:01
The end of the pager era is nigh in Japan after five decades as the country's last provider has announced it will be scrapping its service next year.

Canadian David Saint-Jacques blasts off into space

Mon, 2018-12-03 06:16
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques blasted off from Kazakhstan this morning aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station.

Newly discovered cave in B.C. park might be the largest in Canada

Mon, 2018-12-03 04:22
A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park might just be the largest in the country.