An often-overlooked risk, the science of slips and falls can be life-saving

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Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in Canada, costing the health-care system more than $2 billion in 2017. And the often-overlooked risk can also be deadly, especially for seniors. But there’s increasing research and intervention aimed at preventing the next fall from happening.  More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout

Where you stand on the self-checkout debate may be influenced by your age as well your view on whether the technology represents progress or a step backward as shoppers — aided by machines — do the work of More...

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By admin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Amber Alert mobile system working despite glitches, but could be tweaked, experts say

Thursday night’s Amber Alert sent out to locate a missing 11-year-old Brampton, Ont. girl shows that despite glitches, the mobile system seems to be doing what it was intended to do. But it still could be More...

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By admin On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Year in space put U.S. astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.  More...

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By admin On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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These slimy, hungry blobs may have been the Earth's first creepy crawlies

Scientists think they’ve found evidence of slimy organisms that crawled and wriggled through the mud 2.1 billion years ago — extraordinary at a time when simple bacteria were thought to be the only living things More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Rare black leopard caught on camera

Images of a rare African black leopard have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years, researchers said.  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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World's oldest known wild bird has a new baby at 68

The oldest known wild bird in the world, who is at least 68 years old, has become a mother again at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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By 2080, the climate in these Canadian cities will look nothing like it does today

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers looked at 540 cities across Canada and the U.S. to try to show what projected temperatures in 2080 will actually feel like.  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Russia is a step closer to establishing sovereign internet

Russian lawmakers backed tighter internet controls on Tuesday to defend against foreign meddling — draft legislation that critics warn could disrupt Russia’s internet and be used to stifle dissent.  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Canada's forests actually emit more carbon than they absorb — despite what you've heard on Facebook

This country’s managed forest land hasn’t been a net carbon sink since 2001. That’s because trees don’t just absorb carbon when they grow, they emit it when they die and decompose, or burn.  More...