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Scientists use AI to discover an 8th planet orbiting a distant star

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Our solar system may not be that unique after all. Researchers have discovered a star that lies 2,500 light years away with at least eight planets orbiting it, just like our sun. The Kepler-90 system was discovered back in 2013, and was initially thought to have just seven planets. But earlier this year, a pair of researchers […]
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How Efficiency Makes You a Better Designer

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I’m a big fan of being efficient. While that doesn’t necessarily make me a hit at parties, it does help me get through a workday with a sense of accomplishment. And, when I’m efficient in the right areas, I think it even helps me improve as a designer. The cool thing is that there are […]
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FCC votes to roll back U.S. net neutrality protections

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The Federal Communications Commission voted to roll back U.S. laws designed to ensure a free and open internet, a controversial but expected decision that critics say hands control of web traffic to a small number of billion-dollar companies. The five-member panel voted three votes to two to roll back rules implemented in 2015 under then-president […]
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Why Canada’s net neutrality fight hasn’t been as fierce as the one in the U.S.

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On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to reverse rules that regulated internet providers like utilities, freeing providers to block or slow access to content and services online. U.S. policy-makers have spent the past 15 years fighting over the distinction. The most recent dust-up was in 2015, when the Obama government introduced […]
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Canada lures 4 foreign scientists with big research grants

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The federal government announced the hiring of four world-renowned scientists as part of its Canada 150 Research Chair program — including two accomplished researchers for B.C. The federal government created the Canada 150 Research program with a one-time investment of $117.6 million. It is meant to attract international talent to Canada. Kirsty Duncan, the minister of […]
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New research suggests wild salmon exposed to fish farms have ‘much higher’ rate of viral infection

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Wild salmon exposed to open-net fish farms are much more likely to be infected with piscine reovirus (PRV) than those that don’t have that contact, a new study has concluded. The data also show that the virus makes it more difficult for wild salmon to swim upstream to their spawning grounds, which has major implications for […]
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Wix Empowers Creative Freedom Through Professional Tools Sponsored

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Wix is one most well-known website builders on the market. And when web designers hear the name, they might think that it’s a DIY tool aimed at non-professionals. True, the Wix interface is easy enough for anyone to use – regardless of technical knowledge. But what you may not know is that it’s also packed […]
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Blue Origin launches, lands upgraded spacecraft with ‘Mannequin Skywalker’ aboard

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Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having “the largest windows in space.” The seventh flight of the company’s New Shepard suborbital spacecraft at the company’s West Texas launch site Tuesday carried a test dummy called Mannequin Skywalker, equipped with sensors. “He […]
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Scientists uncover fossils of 100-kilogram giant penguin

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Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about nine kilograms (20 pounds)  heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney Crosby. It measured nearly 1.77 metres (five […]
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Some forests aren’t growing back after wildfires, research finds

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Bigger, hotter wildfires are ravaging forests and burning them to the ground more frequently as the climate gets hotter and drier. Now a new study shows that in some places in the U.S., those forests may never grow back. That adds to evidence that amid climate change, some forest landscapes — including those in Canada — […]
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