Technology & Science

Ed Stone, looking very distinguished, gazes off camera in front of a replica of the Voyager spacecraft.

Ed Stone, head of the Voyager mission that introduced us to solar system's outer planets, has died

Radio/Quirks & Quarks | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:20:14 EDT

NASA project scientist, Ed Stone, has died at the age of 88. He was at the helm of what's been dubbed 'The Grand Tour' of our outer solar system with the Voyager spacecraft, as well as many other missions. Bob McDonald remembers his many encounters and interviews with the legendary space exploration scientist. read more

A bear with a white coat is pictured.

Mourning loss of beloved blond bear, wildlife advocates want more protection for the animals

News/Canada/Calgary | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 08:00:00 EDT

Wildlife advocates want more done to protect bears following the recent deaths of a beloved white grizzly and her two cubs in Yoho National Park. read more

Black and white image of a schooner with name Quest.

Explorer Ernest Shackleton's last ship found off Labrador's south coast, says expedition

News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 09:00:00 EDT

The wreck of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's final ship has been discovered off Labrador's south coast, says a Royal Canadian Geographical Society-led expedition. read more

Close-up of a cluster of elephants standing close together in the grass, two adults caressing two babies with their trunks.

Elephants may have names for each other that humans don't know, study finds

Radio/As It Happens | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 18:10:46 EDT

Elephants appear to know their own names, according to a new study. Not the very nicknames we humans sometimes give them, but their own, unique elephant names, which they use to call to each other. read more

Two men can be seen loading metallic structures on to a truck

SpaceX retrieves space junk from Sask. farmer

News/Canada/Saskatoon | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 18:57:37 EDT

Barry Sawchuk made headlines earlier this year when he said a giant piece of space debris had slammed into his field. This week, SpaceX came to his farm near Ituna, northeast of Regina, to collect the space junk.   read more

A white bear is pictured

Parks Canada officials devastated to report white grizzly, known as Nakoda, has died

News/Canada/Calgary | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 16:57:30 EDT

Bear 178 was seen climbing over the fence, running with slight limp after being struck by a car on the Trans-Canada Highway. read more

A large whale lies in a shallow puddle of water on a beach. Two people are crouched beside the whale, one holding a cell phone to their ear.

Group of N.S. river rafters help rescue beached whale

News/Canada/Nova Scotia | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 14:11:27 EDT

Crews with Tidal Bore Rafting Resort, a company that takes passengers on river rides, spotted the stranded marine animal while heading out to meet the surging tide on the Shubenacadie River. read more

A woman, seen from behind, stands in front of abundant supply of vegetables.

Can a diet that's good for the planet reduce your risk of dying from disease?

News/Climate | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 07:00:00 EDT

A new study finds that sticking close to the Planetary Health Diet, developed in 2019 to be a more environmentally sustainable way to feed the world, is associated with a lower risk of dying by cancer, and cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative diseases. read more

A woman wearing a hijab and brown blazer stands over an electronic device in an engineering lab. She is holding two surgical tools that are connected to the device.

Would you trust a surgeon trained with AI? CHEO and Carleton developing cutting-edge simulator

News/Canada/Ottawa | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Experts in health-care technology and ethics say a new laparoscopic simulator that uses AI to give feedback could have wonderful benefits for students, but warn it should be used with caution — even for training — to avoid losing public trust. read more

A man crouches in a field holding potatoes over a row in a field

P.E.I. research scientist searching for path to drought-resistant potatoes

News/Canada/PEI | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:00:00 EDT

Bourlaye Fofana started with 814 different genetic lines, hoping to find ways to make potatoes better through breeding. Disease resistance and a more attractive appearance used to rank on top -- before climate change made drought resistance a key quality for growers. read more

joro spider

Spiders as big as a human palm spreading in parts of U.S.

| Sun, 09 Jun 2024 17:48:33 EDT

They have four-inch legs, bright yellow stripes and the ability to 'fly' several kilometres through the air. But while Joro spiders aren't as dangerous as they look, some experts are still concerned about the spread of this invasive species. CBC's Kris Reyes has more. read more

An image shows Earth as seen from the moon.

William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut who took Earthrise photo, killed in plane crash

News/World | Fri, 07 Jun 2024 20:23:39 EDT

Retired major-general William Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic Earthrise photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was 90. read more

A gray and white, one-eyed wolf, walking through a path in the snow, her tongue hanging out of her mouth.

This elderly, 1-eyed wolf keeps going strong and having pups. And she's the leader of her pack

Radio/As It Happens | Fri, 07 Jun 2024 17:46:44 EDT

Wolf 907F is a shrewd survivor, a wise elder, a prolific mother — and an absolute boss.  read more

A charcoal drawing of a hand and two stick figures on a wall.

What children's drawings from the walls of Pompeii tell us about the Roman Empire

Radio/The Current | Fri, 07 Jun 2024 12:06:46 EDT

Amid the unearthed sculptures and grand artwork that display the affluence of the once-grand city of Pompeii before its destruction, there’s a little drawing of the outline of a hand and some stick figures on the wall of a kitchen that tell a different story. read more

The sun is glinting off the visor of an astronaut on the moon as they kneel on the lunar surface and let moon dust slip through their fingers with the lunar landing base and rover behind them.

Lunar dust could pose serious threat to future moon bases and astronauts: study

Radio/Quirks & Quarks | Fri, 07 Jun 2024 16:29:27 EDT

A new analysis of the Apollo missions and the characteristics of lunar soil shows that rocket exhausts kick up four to 10 times more dust than previous estimates suggested. read more

A white rocket leaves a fiery trail as it lifts off into a blue sky dotted with clouds.

Boeing's Starliner capsule docks with ISS after facing thruster issues

News/Science | Thu, 06 Jun 2024 12:55:22 EDT

Astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore docked with the International Space Station after dealing with helium leaks and missing the 12:15 p.m. ET docking opportunity. read more

A tall rocket sits on a launch pad on a cloudy day surrounded by sand, some green grass and water.

SpaceX launches, lands 4th test launch of its 37-storey Starship rocket

News/Science | Thu, 06 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

SpaceX’s massive Starship, which is meant to shuttle astronauts to the moon in 2026, completed its fourth test, with successes and some drama. read more

A pair of young crows look expectantly for food.

See a goofy-looking bird on the ground? It's likely a baby and it's fine, experts say

News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador | Thu, 06 Jun 2024 07:11:32 EDT

It's fledgling season, a time when animal rescue experts say they are inundated with calls about goofy-looking birds stumbling around on the ground. read more

His Apple Watch warned of an irregular heart rate. Turns out he was having a heart attack

His Apple Watch warned of an irregular heart rate. Turns out he was having a heart attack

Canada/Health/Tech | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 08:00:12 +0000

A 44-year-old Nova Scotia man is crediting his Apple Watch with possibly saving his life after being notified of an irregular heart rate, which turned out to be a heart attack. read more

Can you opt out of letting Meta’s AI chatbot use your data? It’s not so simple

Can you opt out of letting Meta’s AI chatbot use your data? It’s not so simple

Canada/Consumer/Tech | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:19:17 +0000

The Meta AI chatbot embedded in the company's platforms — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — can be used for searches and to answer questions. read more

Elon Musk’s record US$44.9B pay package backed by Tesla shareholders

Elon Musk’s record US$44.9B pay package backed by Tesla shareholders

Economy/Money/Tech | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 11:45:39 +0000

Tesla shareholders voted Thursday to restore CEO Elon Musk's record US$44.9 billion pay package that was thrown out by a Delaware judge earlier this year. read more

Boeing Starliner spacecraft plagued with issues, a 5th helium leak found

Boeing Starliner spacecraft plagued with issues, a 5th helium leak found

Science/Tech/Trending | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:06:48 +0000

This time, Boeing's issues transcend its earthly operations. read more

How much should Elon Musk get paid? Tesla shareholders to decide

How much should Elon Musk get paid? Tesla shareholders to decide

Canada/Economy/Tech | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:26:29 +0000

If Tesla shareholders vote against restoring Elon Musk’s $44.9 billion pay package Thursday, the CEO could take artificial intelligence research to one of his other companies. read more

Elon Musk withdraws lawsuit against OpenAI, Sam Altman

Elon Musk withdraws lawsuit against OpenAI, Sam Altman

Tech/U.S. News/chatgpt | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 21:08:46 +0000

Attorneys for Musk asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, originally filed in February, without giving a reason for the move, according to a filing. read more

Apple showcases new AI features. Here’s what to expect

Apple showcases new AI features. Here’s what to expect

Consumer/Tech/U.S. News | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 18:51:15 +0000

The company said the technology will power new tools including those that can generate text and images and have the ability to retrieve and analyze information across its apps. read more

Google signs deal with organization to distribute $100M to Canadian news companies

Google signs deal with organization to distribute $100M to Canadian news companies

Canada/Politics/Tech | Fri, 07 Jun 2024 19:08:01 +0000

Google agreed to pay Canadian news publishers $100 million annually, indexed to inflation, in order to be exempt from the Online News Act. read more

Ticketmaster hack: Canadians’ data likely among leaked information

Ticketmaster hack: Canadians’ data likely among leaked information

Canada/News/Tech | Fri, 07 Jun 2024 12:01:58 +0000

According to a data sample shared with Global News, it appears the personal information of many Canadian Ticketmaster customers was stolen by hackers. read more

Online streaming services must now pay into fund for Canadian news, content

Online streaming services must now pay into fund for Canadian news, content

Canada/Tech/CRTC | Tue, 04 Jun 2024 16:56:35 +0000

Online streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are being told they must start contributing money toward local news and the production of Canadian content. read more

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