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Watch this bee slam dunk a ball for a sweet treat

Posted March 3, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Bees can be trained to behave out of their normal routine and roll a ball into a goal for food.

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My NEW Taki’s column: The Tragically Hip and cultural appropriation

Posted September 27, 2016 by Kathy Shaidle

If the commenters can find “JOOOOZ!” in their breakfast cereal (as Jim Goad has put it) then I shouldn’t get my hopes to high this week, or any. I do expect there will be more than the usual number of those peculiar fellows who are still convinced, like alt-universe barroom boors, that bragging about how […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Searching for a lost star that’s been on the run for 500 years

Posted March 24, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A star that went missing from the skies has finally been located after 500 years.

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Jean-Pierre Blais at the launch of the video relay service

Posted September 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the video relay service.

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Quirks & Questions: Can cats really drink saltwater?

Posted May 5, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

This urban myth turns out to be true and related to their ability to concentrate their urine.

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Minister Brison to announce infrastructure funding at Dalhousie University

Posted September 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, September 30, 2016-The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at Dalhousie University to announce infrastructure fun…

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This autism prediction breakthrough could help with early treatment

Posted June 9, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Machine learning could be used to predict autism in 6-month-old babies.

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Whiskey-sipping artificial tongue has a taste for the good stuff

Posted July 14, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A group of researchers in Germany spent 1,000 Euros of their own money on high-end whiskey in order to test a new “artificial tongue” they have developed.

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‘Guys like Jim Geraghty, and other NR-types, used to quote Ace all the time, but now they don’t know his name’

Posted October 3, 2016 by Kathy Shaidle

The Great Re-Sorting continues: The reason is class loyalty. Ace has his ideas and loyalty to the managerial class is simply not a concern. Given the choice between Trump and Clinton, he rationally picks Trump. For the National Review types, this is treason. Class loyalty trumps everything or else, so Ace is now dead to […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Could we use rising seawater to flood desert regions?

Posted December 8, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

It would not be practical to flood deserts to help alleviate rising sea levels.

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Life In Scarborough: Paul Bernardo’s Old Neighborhood

Posted August 13, 2017 by bigcitylib

Famed serial killer Paul Bernardo graduated high-school from Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate, down in The Guild. Apparently they’ve left the picture of his graduating class (him included) on the wall there. I was down in The Guild today and heard a stor…

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Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy

Posted October 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy and will be consulting with Canadians in 2017 to gather views to help develop this strategy.

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Geoengineering could hold back climate warming – but what if the dam bursts?

Posted January 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Slowing climate warming by geoengineering – creating reflective clouds high in the atmosphere – might work. But if we ever stop the geoengineering process then all the climate change it prevents will happen suddenly, which could be a disaster for ecos…

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“No evidence at all” that power posing will get you a job

Posted September 22, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Scientists trying to replicate the original studies’ findings on “Power Poses” found no behavioural effect.

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change marks Canada’s Ratification of the Paris Agreement

Posted October 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, released the following statement on the occasion of Canada ratifying the Paris Agreement at the United Nations in New York:

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Ants treat battleground wounded during termite wars

Posted February 16, 2018 by Anonymous

Ants successfully treat wounds of their injured comrades

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What happens when you warm the Antarctic seabed by 1 degree?

Posted October 27, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A temperature rise of 1 degree significantly impacts marine organisms

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Algae Make Themselves Sink To Find Nutrients – 2016/10/08 – Pt. 3

Posted October 7, 2016 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Diatoms, a form of algae, alter their buoyancy so they can sink in search of nutrients.

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Far out visions for the future of humanity from Michio Kaku

Posted March 16, 2018 by Anonymous

Physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku talks about his new book “The Future of Humanity.”

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Taxpayers’ Ombudsman’s 2015-2016 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

Posted October 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, Sherra Profit, was tabled in the House of Commons today by Emmanuel Dubourg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.

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Lionel Shriver: “…it seems I was cited on Twitter as a ‘racist provocateur’”

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kathy Shaidle
Lionel Shriver: “…it seems I was cited on Twitter as a ‘racist provocateur’”

Today’s “Thanks for coming out!”, over at the US Speccie:A sole review of my last novel — amid perhaps a hundred — characterised The Mandibles (hence also its author) as ‘racist’. The evidence: my Latino US president of 2029 speaks ‘with a lisp’, a description of the reviewer’s invention. The review also took a snapshot […]

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Media Advisory – Sudbury, Ontario

Posted October 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Maley Drive Extension project with Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury; the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Brian Bigger, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.

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One of the most venomous fish in the ocean also has switchblade eyes

Posted April 20, 2018 by Anonymous

The already dangerous stonefish now found to carry switchblades

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Victims Fund agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia

Posted October 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Providing the necessary supports and services to respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of victims, survivors, their families and their communities is an important part of a fair and accessible criminal justice system.

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Mars InSight lander will use seismology to see what’s shaking on Mars

Posted May 11, 2018 by Anonymous

The Mars InSight Lander will look deep into the Red Planet

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Minister Bains to announce infrastructure funding at Confederation College

Posted October 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Event date: October 13, 2016 – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at Confederation College to announce infrastructure funding for the college. Minister Bains will also highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

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The mantis shrimp’s violent punches harness brains as well as brawn

Posted June 15, 2018 by Anonymous

The strategy behind the fastest punch in the animal kingdom

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Parliamentary Secretary Dubourg to make announcement on humanitarian assistance for Haiti

Posted October 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Emmanuel Dubourg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, will make an announcement about additional humanitarian assistanc…

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The science behind ‘Ant-Man’ – Did they really just put ‘quantum’ in front of everything?

Posted July 20, 2018 by Anonymous

The science advisor for the two ‘Ant-Man’ films tries to make sure there’s just a flavour of real science in the story.

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Canada and Ontario invest in post-secondary infrastructure in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted October 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $23.5-million inves…

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Full Contact Enlightenment – Random Linkage: November

Posted November 28, 2015 by Tanya McGinnity

Here dear friends is a handful of items that have crossed my eyeballs on the internet lately. I like to call it Random Linkage. May you all be titillated, entertained and perhaps illuminated. Check out this interview from The Lion’s Roar with Mingyur Rinpoche after emerging from a four year retreat. They’re talkin’ bout my […]

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Ministers Bennett and Zimmer to attend special event with the Algonquins of Ontario

Posted October 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives for the Algonquins of Ontario will atten…

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We can forecast the hurricanes. Can we figure out how to forecast their floods?

Posted September 21, 2018 by Anonymous

Thanks to GPS, scientists can predict where floodwaters will hit

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Giraffe Genome Tells A Tale Tale – 2016/05/21 – Pt. 4

Posted May 19, 2016 by podcasting@cbc.ca

The giraffe genome includes genetic changes but few innovations.

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FedDev Ontario is Helping Early-Stage Businesses by Supporting an Angel Investor Network in Peterborough

Posted October 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Innovative early-stage businesses are getting the tools they need to become more competitive and successful, thanks to a Government of Canada investment in the Peterborough Region Angel Network.

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There’s a catch to ‘catch and release:’ hook injuries interfere with fish feeding

Posted October 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Hook injuries could hamper fish’s ability to feed

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Address by Minister Dion at a workshop for civil society organizations

Posted June 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.

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Minister Catherine McKenna meets with Canada’s big city mayors to discuss climate change

Posted October 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, and Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton and Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM’s) Big City Mayors’ Caucus released this statement after a productive meeting in Ottawa.

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