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Scott Pruitt’s 1st-class travel as EPA head to be scrutinized

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A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the EPA administrator over the last year and whether the ticket was coach, business or first […]
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Top Website and Page Building Tools of 2018

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Unless you’re working from a short list, trying to find the best website or page builder can take lots of time. There are plenty of “almost but not quite what you need” software solutions out there. Also, the prices can also be an obstacle. We want to make it much easier for you to find […]
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FOMOOP (Fear of Missing Out on Projects)

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For freelance web designers, finding a measure of comfort in our workload can be quite difficult. It seems like we’re either hair-falling-out busy or bored out of our minds. Happy mediums don’t really exist. Then, there’s always that worry that comes along with not knowing what’s just around the corner. Just because we’re busy today […]
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More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

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More than two years after the election of a federal government that says it wants scientists to speak freely, more than half of federal scientists who respond to a new poll say they still don’t feel they can. When asked if they agree with the statement “I am allowed to speak freely and without constraints […]
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Parking spots of the future being tested in Stratford, Ont.

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Stratford, Ont. has launched a new smart parking pilot project that aims to pave the way for the future of parking spots. The new initiative is powered by a Long Range Wireless Area Network (LoRaWAN) and includes 78 sensors embedded in the asphalt in parking spaces. The choice locations are downtown around city hall, Naeem Khan, manager of information and business […]
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Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable

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Heart devices that use software or wireless communications may be vulnerable to hacker attacks that could cause life-threatening malfunctions, U.S. cardiologists say. Medical devices have been targets of hacking attacks for over a decade, physicians note in a paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The increasing popularity of devices using software and wireless communications has created a rising […]
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DNA technology used to sketch mother of baby found dead in Calgary dumpster

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Police have hired a U.S. DNA technology firm to create a sketch of the possible likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a Calgary dumpster on Christmas Eve, as investigators continue in their efforts to find her.  The newborn girl was found in a parking lot near the intersection of Bowness Road and 79th Street N.W.     […]
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Hackers could use AI to automate attacks, crash cars and drones

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Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale universities along with privacy and military experts, sounded the […]
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Ottawa family finds 1930s homemade sled at museum

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When Bruce Dudley walked into the Canada Science and Technology Museum, he wasn’t expecting to see his family’s history front and centre. In the 1930s, his father Hector built a sled for him and his siblings. Dudley said he knew it was donated to the museum at a certain point, but was surprised to see it […]
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Federal budget looks ready to help protect more lands, inland waters, oceans

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Canada must protect 17% of land, inland waters as well as 10% of oceans by 2020 under UN agreement The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 20, 2018 4:17 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018 6:14 PM ET The federal government appears poised to earmark funds in next week’s budget aimed at meeting United Nations’ targets […]
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