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Arcade Fire deliver new song ‘I Give You Power’ on eve of U.S. inauguration

Arcade Fire is back with a new song that appears directly aimed at Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration. The Montreal band released I Give You Power exclusively on Tidal’s streaming music service Thursday. Frontman Win Butler sings alongside soul performer Mavis Staples, who herself is a longtime civil rights activist. Arcade Fire announced the song on social media with a message ...

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3 Doors Down shows at Canadian casinos criticized after Trump inauguration gig

Today, the U.S. presidential inauguration. Soon, the Halifax casino. American rock band 3 Doors Down, one of the bigger musical acts at the U.S. pre-inauguration concert for Donald Trump, will follow up Thursday’s performance in Washington, D.C., with a couple of gigs at Maritime casinos. The shows, scheduled for March at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton and Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax, follow a show at the ...

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Like humans, capuchin monkeys can determine probability, study finds

Science is continually trying to find an answer to the question, what makes humans unique? Is it our social interactions? Tools? Ability to reason? Time and again, what were thought to be unique human traits turn out to be shared in some form or another with other animals.  Now, scientists from the University of Toronto have found that the ability to make decisions based on ...

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The Pollcast: Kevin O’Leary, French debate shake up Conservative leadership race

PODCAST Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers CBC News Posted: Jan 19, 2017 4:27 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017 4:27 PM ET Related Stories The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal. The Conservative leadership campaign was shaken up on ...

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Skin cancer survivor says getting a ‘base tan’ is a bad idea

A woman from Saskatchewan is speaking out about the dangers of tanning beds and the idea that getting a “base tan” is a good way to protect against future sunburns. Annette Cyr, the co-founder of the Melanoma Network of Canada, said a recent Statistics Canada report on tanning equipment shows there are still too many people risking their lives by tanning. ‘I ...

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Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen

Thursday January 19, 2017 more stories from this episode John England has been accumulating Arctic knowledge for five decades. And the University of Alberta professor emeritus in earth and atmospheric sciences wishes more Canadians would do some Arctic exploration of their own. “The exquisite beauty of the North is something we underappreciate,” he tells The Current‘s Anna Maria Tremonti. “This ...

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Watch Mexico’s ‘fire’ volcano blast its top again

Mexico’s ‘fire’ volcano has blasted its top again. Dramatic video showed Colima spewing incandescent material early Wednesday morning. The explosion was accompanied by a large plume of ash and smoke that rose some 2,000 metres above the crater, with winds carrying the ash towards the northeast, Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico’s emergency services, said via his Twitter account. The volcano is ...

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Why ants might be better at navigating than you

Have you ever arrived at a destination only to realize you have no idea how to get back to where you started? If so, I’ve got some bad news for you — ants are better at navigation than you are. New research published in Current Biology looks at one of the most impressive ant navigational skills: their ability to navigate while walking backwards.  What ...

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