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Landmark change to kilogram approved

Fri, 2018-11-16 07:57
The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogram and other key units.

Halifax researchers say microbe reveals 'major new branch' of evolutionary tree

Fri, 2018-11-16 07:43
A dirt sample taken from a wilderness area outside Halifax has led scientists at Dalhousie University to discover a new branch on the evolutionary tree of life.

Facebook says it's getting better at removing hate speech

Thu, 2018-11-15 22:57
Facebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Thu, 2018-11-15 08:04
A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry.

Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used a computer

Thu, 2018-11-15 03:12
Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.

After 12 years, Twitter's edit button may finally become a reality

Wed, 2018-11-14 21:19
At an event in New Delhi Monday as reported by The Next Web, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the company is strongly considering an edit button -- but just to fix small typos.

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

Wed, 2018-11-14 17:34
A newly published paper from a University of British Columbia researcher says the activities and presence of human beings have become one of the largest drivers of evolutionary change everywhere on the planet.

Chilly 'super-Earth' may orbit Sun’s nearest single star neighbour

Wed, 2018-11-14 17:04
The Sun’s nearest single star neighbour may have an icy exoplanet orbiting it, according to a newly released study.

Meet ‘The Woman Who Loves Giraffes,’ Canadian scientist who endured years of discrimination

Wed, 2018-11-14 12:57
A pioneering Canadian scientist who faced discrimination because of her gender is the subject of a new documentary about her conservation work with giraffes.

Ocean warming study contained mathematical errors: author

Wed, 2018-11-14 11:52
A study looking at the effect of global warming on the world’s oceans included mathematical mistakes which decrease the certainty of its conclusions, the study’s author says.

NASA wants Canadian boots on the moon as first step in deep space exploration

Wed, 2018-11-14 11:32
The head of the U.S. space agency says he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long, as part of a first step toward exploration of the farther reaches of space.

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

Wed, 2018-11-14 11:14
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

NASA says it wants people on Mars within 25 years

Wed, 2018-11-14 03:22
Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday.