Arctic sea ice jammed with plastics from Pacific garbage patch

Sea ice from the remote Arctic Ocean may look clear and pristine, but up to 12,000 tiny pieces of plastic may be embedded in a single chunk small enough to sit on your hand, researchers have found. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal, experts are warning about the potential dangers of handing over your genetic code to private international corporations. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Being a surrogate is legal in Canada, but the logistics and legalities of the practice are much different than they are elsewhere and in need of updating, families and medical experts say. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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New U.S. net neutrality rules come into effect today

Net neutrality in the United States is official over, as of today. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger at funeral home

Florida police went to a funeral home and used a dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation, raising questions about the appropriateness of that kind of tactic. Powered More...

By admin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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'Every plant and animal is useful to us': Indigenous professor re-thinking how we deal with invasive species

Nicholas Reo, an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, is bringing Indigenous ways of understanding invasive plants and animal species into academia. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Tesla risks a blowout as problems mount, but fans keep the hype machine in overdrive

Tesla is beset by production problems, it is swimming in debt, its bonds are near junk status, its stock has more people betting against it than any other major company. But there are still good reasons to believe More...

By admin On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Prescription for worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors

All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Why banning plastic straws isn't enough

Disposable plastic straws are about to be banned throughout Britain. Here’s what’s happening with straws in Canada and a closer look at what impact such bans could really have. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Health Canada should stop approving homeopathic remedies — period: Robyn Urback

Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been More...