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Sunday, September 20, 2020
An exhibit opens this weekend at the ROM that will give you a whole new picture of the inner lives of Egyptian mummies. Researchers used high-tech imaging techniques to make startling new discoveries.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
A paleontologist in Montana has "uncovered" a connection between the painted dinosaurs of Drumheller and the fabulous outfits worn by drag queen RuPaul.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
British Columbia is introducing a new mouth rinse test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make it easier for children and teenagers to check whether they have COVID-19.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help determine whether or not that planet harbours life.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
Questions are being asked now about how quickly or enthusiastically the Liberals should turn their focus back from the pandemic to the threat of runaway climate change. It doesn't have to be a binary choice.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
For the past three days smoke blowing into southern B.C. has been so bad it landed Vancouver in the top three spots on a list of major cities that have the worst air quality in the world.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that Health Canada is not yet satisfied with any of the options it has been reviewing for rapid COVID-19 testing devices — and they will not be deployed across the country until regulators are satisfied they work to a certain standard.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are forced to scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
The Tahltan Nation in northern B.C. is urging its citizens to hunt more bears and wolves, saying 'proliferating' populations are threatening communities and other important species.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
Researchers analyzed core samples from nine different regions across northern Canada. They found carbon isn’t just being released in thawing permafrost soil, it’s also ending up in water, potentially ending up in lakes and rivers, where it breaks down faster into carbon dioxide.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
It's early on an overcast Tuesday morning, and retired biologist Buzz Boles stands perched on the branch of a dead tree on an island in the middle of Big Rideau Lake. A sign below beseeches, "Don't Shoot! Protect the Big Rideau Lake cormorant colony."... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
TikTok users might not notice any change, but a shakeup is in the works for the company behind the wildly popular video sharing app. Caught in a political tug-of-war between Washington and Beijing, the platform is facing a Sept. 20 deadline imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump to cut... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
Wildlife protection advocate Jane Weixl is glad to see the city council's unanimous vote to protect a great blue heron nesting area.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
An independent task force made up of experts in financial and environmental policy is calling on Ottawa to spend $55 billion over five years on clean energy and measures to cope with climate change to kick-start a Canadian economy stalled by the global pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
A backup driver has been charged with negligent homicide following a 2018 crash that killed a 49-year-old woman in a Phoenix suburb. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board found the driver failed to monitor the road and was watching television at the time of the crash.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
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