Thursday, 21 August 2014

CRTC proposing pick-and-pay structure for cable

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Canada's broadcast regulator has issued broad new proposals that could, if adopted, dramatically alter how Canadians receive and pay for their television.


Wikipedia's medical errors and one doctor's fight to correct them

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Dr James Heilman - correcting Wikipedia medical articles

Dr. James Heilman says medical students and physicians use Wikipedia entries that may not be completely accurate. So he's part of a global effort to improve the most popular entries.


Atlantic slows warming, but hiatus could end around 2013

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Scientists say the Atlantic Ocean has been masking global warming by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere, but the pause in rising temperatures won't continue much longer.


Beluga cam captures Churchill's playful, 'magical' whales

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Beluga whales are proving to be charming participants in the latest webcam project of explore.org as it livestreams the animals where the Churchill River meets Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba.


Burgess Shale fossil beds in Kootenay park yield 'astounding' finds

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Scientists are continuing to explore a new Burgess Shale site on the Alberta-B.C. border that has already yielded thousands of discoveries, some of them never before seen.


Kejimkujik National Park mercury source still a mystery

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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The amount of mercury in Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park is puzzling researchers, nearly 20 years after scientists made the initial shocking discovery.


.Quebec internet domain names soon up for sale

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Computer passwords

First there was .com, then there was .ca. Now, people and companies looking to add a local flavour to their web address can use .quebec.


Wind Mobile cuts data roaming rate by 95%

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Wind Mobile will slash what it charges customers when the roam on other companies networks by 95 per cent after a CRTC ruling that forces big telecom companies to charge smaller rivals less for that service.


CSEC kept 66 'unintentionally' obtained private communications

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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The man charged with keeping a watchful eye on the conduct of Canada's electronic spy agency says CSEC acquired and retained 66 private communications of citizens it had obtained unintentionally in the course of its foreign intelligence gathering.


Iceland volcano still set to blow

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remained poised to erupt Thursday, with an evacuation order still in force for an area to the north.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Neanderthals, humans may have coexisted for thousands of years

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Humans and Neanderthals may have shared Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and interbreed, according to new research.


Killer whale flips sea lion into air in YouTube video

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Killer whale tosses sea lion into air

Tourists on an Alaskan fishing boat caught a rare glimpse of how a killer whale stalks and kills its prey after witnessing an orca tossing a sea lion into the air.


See beautiful views of the northern lights from space

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Aurora from space

Spectacular new photos of the aurora borealis were captured by a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station last night.


Ebola virus cousin successfully treated in macaques

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Marburg virus

An experimental type of drug shown to protect rhesus macaques against the Marburg virus could also be tried in the fight to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, a scientist says.


Why some parents won't post baby photos on Facebook

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Kids Social Media Privacy

An increasing number of parents are consciously keeping their children's photos, names and entire identities off the internet. Here's why.