Technology and Science

Queen bees less likely to lay eggs, start colony after insecticide exposure

Some queen bumblebees exposed to a common insecticide may never lay eggs or start colonies, which would lead to their extinction, researchers say. The latest findings, published Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, found exposure to thiamethoxam can substantially affect how many eggs are laid by queen bees. A year ago, the same Canadian and British researchers showed queen bees ...

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Rock down to electric avenue: Family makes road trip from Ottawa to P.E.I. using electric car

An electric car owner is working on changing the perception that the vehicles aren’t made for long distance. Paul Camire and his wife packed up their Chevy Bolt and took a road trip from Ottawa to P.E.I. He said that although stopping more frequently is part of having an electric car, it works for him. ‘You wake up with a ...

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How solar eclipses help us better understand our universe

Total solar eclipses — which occur, on average, about once every 18 months — are stunning to witness: As the sun’s bright light is completely put out, day turns to night, the wind dies down, and insects, birds and other animals begin their evening routines. Often, the only sounds are those of awed onlookers. But there are those who remain hard at ...

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HBO hackers leak upcoming episodes of Insecure, Curb Your Enthusiasm

New Network acknowledged hacking in July, which caused release of several unaired shows including Game of Thrones The Associated Press Posted: Aug 13, 2017 5:05 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 13, 2017 5:27 PM ET Related Stories The hackers who broke into HBO’s computer network have released more unaired episodes, including several from the highly anticipated return of Curb Your ...

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Raising monarch butterflies at home could drive up numbers, naturalist says

If you think you’re seeing more monarch butterflies this year, Jim Wilson says your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. While the population of the migratory butterflies has been declining in recent years, Wilson, a Quispamsis birder and naturalist, told CBC News things could be turning around because people like him are taking matters into their own hands. “What we’ve ...

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‘Extremely complex’: How the hunt for clues in the Franklin shipwreck mystery is changing gears

The hunt for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror was tough enough. Now Parks Canada underwater archeologists are sorting out just how they will try to unlock the clues to the Franklin Expedition mystery that may be hidden in the wrecks of the reinforced British warships that lie in the icy waters of Nunavut. “We are ready to get into what ...

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Karim Baratov, alleged Yahoo hacker, will bypass hearing and go to U.S. to fight charges

​Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old charged in connection with an American probe into a Yahoo hacking operation, will forego an extradition hearing scheduled for this fall, electing to head straight to the U.S to face the charges, his lawyer told CBC News on Friday. Baratov will either waive his right as a Canadian to an extradition hearing entirely, or he’ll consent to being extradited. Either ...

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Karim Baratov, alleged Yahoo hacker, will bypass extradition hearing and go to U.S. to fight charges

​Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old charged in connection with an American probe into a Yahoo hacking operation, will forgo an extradition hearing scheduled for this fall, electing to head straight to the U.S to face the charges, his lawyer told CBC News on Friday. Baratov will either waive his right as a Canadian to an extradition hearing entirely, or he’ll consent to being extradited. Either ...

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Federal action to protect right whales encouraging, say environmental groups

The Canadian Wildlife Federation and World Wildlife Fund both have words of praise for action taken Friday by the federal government to protect endangered right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At a news conference Friday morning, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that ships over 20 metres in length will have a speed limit of 10 knots through an ...

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Engraved prehistoric human bones suggest ritualistic cannibalism: study

Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the remains, scientists said in a study published Wednesday. The forearm bone appears to have been disarticulated, filleted, chewed and then engraved with a zig-zag design before being broken to extract bone ...

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