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Facebook says services tripped up by server problem

Wed, 2018-11-21 02:19
Facebook said Tuesday users had trouble accessing the social network and its other applications such as Instagram for a chunk of the day due to a server software problem. It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook.

European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda

Tue, 2018-11-20 12:07
Wildlife parks in three European countries on Tuesday announced they are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s.

Mars getting 1st U.S. visitor in years, a 3-legged geologist

Tue, 2018-11-20 11:57
NASA's three-legged, one-armed geologist known as InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday.

This little-known iPhone feature could be a game-changer

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:17
A blogger who pointed out a way for iPhone users to quickly and easily scroll through text is earning lots of praise for exposing the little-known feature.

Beached whale had 115 plastic cups in its stomach

Tue, 2018-11-20 09:06
A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world's largest plastic polluting countries.

Northeastern India falcon hunters turn protectors

Tue, 2018-11-20 08:16
The 8,000 residents of a remote tribal village in northeastern India are busy hosting millions of migratory Amur falcons from Siberia who roost by a massive reservoir before taking off for their final destinations -- Somalia, Kenya and South Africa -- traversing up to 22,000 kilometres.

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Tue, 2018-11-20 03:43
A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and flip-flops, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world's largest plastic polluting countries.

Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts

Tue, 2018-11-20 01:48
Instagram says it is booting fake followers, likes, and comments generated by applications tailored to make accounts appear more popular than they actually are.

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Hurricane Maria

Tue, 2018-11-20 01:24
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources.

China's largest ride-hailing firm launches research lab in Toronto

Mon, 2018-11-19 18:18
China's largest ride-hailing firm, Didi Chuxing, has launched a research facility in Toronto, its second in North America.

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

Mon, 2018-11-19 15:21
Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. New science offers a peek at why.

Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

Mon, 2018-11-19 09:58
Archeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield calls on feds to fund Canadian space program

Sun, 2018-11-18 16:12
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield told CTV News Channel that the federal government should take seriously the potential of Canada’s space program, including by setting aside funding for it, or risk being left behind as other countries race to settle the moon and explore the solar system.

Quebec region pays $30,000 Bitcoin ransom after servers hacked

Sun, 2018-11-18 09:49
A recent attack on a municipality in Quebec highlights glaring weaknesses in government servers in the province, according to one malware expert.

Waste not: South Africa makes world's first human urine brick

Sat, 2018-11-17 13:37
One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the toilet and it could be a key ingredient in the construction of a greener office or new home

Space station supplies launched, second shipment in 2 days

Sat, 2018-11-17 08:20
A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days. And another commercial delivery should be on its way in a couple weeks.

Action needed to reverse Canada's wildlife decline, conservationists say

Sat, 2018-11-17 07:40
Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they're to save the country's endangered species, conservationists say.

Poaching leads to fewer elephants being born with tusks in Mozambique

Fri, 2018-11-16 22:36
Because of the pressures of poaching, elephants in parts of Africa are increasingly being born without tusks.

Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

Fri, 2018-11-16 19:01
A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died.

NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

Fri, 2018-11-16 11:42
NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship.

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