• Europe wakes up to climate concerns after green wave in vote
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    Associated Press

    Europe wakes up to climate concerns after green wave in vote

    Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere celebrated big gains in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate change, expressed in large-scale student protests over recent months. Provisional results Monday showed the left-leaning Greens'

  • Discovery in Ethiopian volcano shows how life could have thrived on Mars
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    The Independent

    Discovery in Ethiopian volcano shows how life could have thrived on Mars

    Ultra-small microbes found for the first time in an Ethiopian volcano show how life could have once thrived on Mars. Researchers found a strain of bacteria living in temperatures of 89°C and extreme acidity of pH 0.25 – conditions similar to those found on the Red Planet when it first formed. Samples

  • Construction gets underway on new Shaganappi Pump Station
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    CBC

    Construction gets underway on new Shaganappi Pump Station

    Construction starts Monday on a new Shaganappi Pump Station to eventually replace the existing station, which is 40 years old and worn out according to a city official. "The mechanical and electrical equipment is at the end of its life and can no longer be effectively maintained. For that reason

  • How a UNB student spent his summers making a major discovery in GPS technology
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    CBC

    How a UNB student spent his summers making a major discovery in GPS technology

    A University of New Brunswick student has discovered the source of frequent irregularities in GPS navigation signals. Connor Flynn just finished his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and is starting a master's degree in chemistry. Satellites orbit Earth and transmit signals to receivers, which

  • Remains of entire Roman town discovered next to motorway in Kent
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    Remains of entire Roman town discovered next to motorway in Kent

    Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of an entire Roman town and main road as “massive” for their understanding of ancient Kentish development.An 18-acre settlement containing rare coins, pottery and jewellery dating back as early as 43 AD has been uncovered next to a major motorway in Newington.Evidence

  • China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G
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    The Canadian Press

    China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G

    BEIJING — China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.A brief clip from the comedian's "If You Don't Know, Now You Know" segment on Chinese equipment maker Huawei's dominance in next-generation 5G mobile

  • China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G
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    Associated Press

    China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G

    BEIJING (AP) — China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

  • Inside Apple's top secret testing facilities where iPhone defences are forged in temperatures of -40C
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    The Independent

    Inside Apple's top secret testing facilities where iPhone defences are forged in temperatures of -40C

    In a huge room somewhere near Apple's glistening new campus, highly advanced machines are heating, cooling, pushing, shocking and otherwise abusing chips. Those chips – the silicon that will power the iPhones and other Apple products of the future – are being put through the most gruelling and intense

  • A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo
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    The Daily Beast

    A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo

    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThere are 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have access to safe, affordable sanitation systems. That means every time they go to the bathroom they have to put themselves in an unhealthy or dangerous situation. It’s a problem that the Bill

  • Looking for someone to play tennis with? New app aims to help
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    CBC

    Looking for someone to play tennis with? New app aims to help

    App developer Hafiz Mitha remembers how easy it was as a kid to ride his bike to a friend's house, knock on the door, and invite him to a game of pick-up. 

  • Police Probe Hate-Motivated Incident At Quebec City Mosque
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    HuffPost Canada

    Police Probe Hate-Motivated Incident At Quebec City Mosque

    Quebec City police are investigating an alleged assault outside the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on Saturday. Sandra Dion, a spokeswoman for the force, told HuffPost Canada that a 911 call was received for disorderly conduct at 11:55 a.m. Dion said the alleged victim left the scene before authorities

  • Billionaire Huawei Founder Defiant in Face of Existential Threat
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    Bloomberg

    Billionaire Huawei Founder Defiant in Face of Existential Threat

    In an interview with Bloomberg Television, the billionaire founder of China’s largest technology company conceded that Trump administration export curbs will cut into a two-year lead Huawei had painstakingly built over rivals like Ericsson AB and Nokia Oyj. The U.S. on May 17 blacklisted Huawei -- which

  • Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89
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    Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89.

  • Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest
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    Associated Press

    Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.

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    Theatre evacuated as phone catches fire at Jason Manford gig

    A theatre was evacuated during a Jason Manford comedy gig after an audience member's mobile phone caught fire. The stand-up comedian's Twitter account shared a photo of the charred handset after it went up in flames during the interval on Saturday. An accompanying post read: "The offending

  • Khufu ship: Five things you didn’t know about Egyptian Pharaoh’s vessel buried with him
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    The Independent

    Khufu ship: Five things you didn’t know about Egyptian Pharaoh’s vessel buried with him

    The discovery of the Khufu ship – an ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s barge buried inside his funeral pyramid – in 1954 is being celebrated by a Google Doodle today.It is 65 years to the day since archaeologists stumbled across the vessel inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.The wooden ship is 4,600 years old

  • Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia Targeted With Racist Tweet. Then The Tweeter Apologized.
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    HuffPost Canada

    Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia Targeted With Racist Tweet. Then The Tweeter Apologized.

    For the Toronto Raptors, this week has been all about turning grim games into winning outcomes.

  • Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future
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    The Canadian Press

    Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

    HOPE, Ark. — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  • Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future
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    Associated Press

    Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

    HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  • Beaudry Metro is reopening next month. It will be safe, but not pretty (yet)
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    CBC

    Beaudry Metro is reopening next month. It will be safe, but not pretty (yet)

    It won't be finished and it won't be pretty, but after eight months at least Beaudry Metro will once again be open. Structural work has been completed, but STM spokesperson Amélie Régis counselled passengers to temper their expectations. "We had to redo the whole station," Régis said

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    Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files.

  • Hold the phone: Why Saskatchewan needs a third area code
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    CBC

    Hold the phone: Why Saskatchewan needs a third area code

    According to the CRTC, telecom companies expect the province to run out of numbers by 2022. Recent estimates suggest Saskatchewan's population sits at around 1.1 million people. There are three parts to a phone number: the area code, a three digit central office code and then a four digit line

  • Why we need to be open about the dangers of online harassment
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    The Independent

    Why we need to be open about the dangers of online harassment

    Imagine you’re a 14-year-old girl on the train on your way home from school, when out of nowhere a “dick pic” appears on your phone. Surprise! You’ve been cyber flashed.It’s a form of harassment that didn’t exist even a few years ago, and highlights the fast-evolving digital world our teenagers now have

  • Iqaluit cab company launches app
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    CBC

    Iqaluit cab company launches app

    Caribou Tuktu Cabs, the city's largest taxi company, launched an app on Wednesday that works similarly to Uber and Lyft. According to the Google Play app store, the app allows customers to order and track taxis, and choose their preferred payment method, on their smartphones. Iqaluit doesn'

  • Corn crops in Nova Scotia under attack from European pest
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    CBC

    Corn crops in Nova Scotia under attack from European pest

    In what could be a first worldwide, researchers say a pest that decreases the yield and quality of corn crops is now showing resistance to a type of hybrid corn grown on some Nova Scotia farms. The European corn borer is a moth native to Europe that was first reported in North America in 1917. Since