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10 Up-and-Coming WooCommere Plugins

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With WooCommerce powering over 40% of all ecommerce sites, there has been an explosion of plugins built to take advantage of it. Of course, there has been an impressive library of “official” extensions for quite some time. But we shouldn’t overlook the growing number of free offerings that are available on the WordPress plugin repository. […]
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Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study

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Climate change is transforming the Arctic Ocean in ways that could permanently alter the food chain and impact ocean species, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, looked at the concentration of the chemical element radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled. Though […]
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No, the full moon does not cause earthquakes, study finds

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The moon may be the cause of some things that happen on Earth, but earthquakes aren’t one of them, a new study suggests. There’s been an ongoing debate as to whether or not more earthquakes occur when the moon’s tidal forces — its pull — is strongest. The theory is the alignment of the sun, Earth […]
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Bitcoin prices drop as South Korea minister indicates ban still possible

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Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea’s top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of cryptocurrencies was still possible. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in an interview with Seoul radio station TBS that banning trading in digital currencies was “a live option.” He said the decision was […]
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Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

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The L-shaped parcel of land on Toronto’s eastern waterfront known as Quayside isn’t much to look at. There’s a sprawling parking lot for dry-docked boats opposite aging post-industrial space, where Parliament Street becomes Queens Quay. To its south is one of the saddest stretches of the Martin Goodman trail, an otherwise pleasant running and biking […]
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Canada’s deepest cave discovered in southeastern British Columbia

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Calgary-based explorers on an expedition in British Columbia just north of Fernie have discovered Canada’s deepest cave, its longest shaft stretching roughly the length of a 35-storey building. Kathleen Graham and Jeremy Bruns were part of the nine-person team of volunteer explorers who made the discovery early in the new year. Kathleen Graham, Jared Habiak and […]
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Canadian study finds seagulls eating drywall, metal among other garbage

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Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes used to monitor plastic in the environment. But plastic, research has found, is just the start. “It was also aluminum, drywall, wax paper,” said Sahar Seif, an undergraduate at Ottawa’s Carleton University, who is the lead author of a recently published paper. “I […]
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Ottawa’s new carbon pricing plan will reward clean companies

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The federal government added more meat to the bones of its core environmental policy Monday by releasing draft legislation on how pricing carbon pollution will work in Canada. The new legislation is the federal backstop and will apply to all provinces that haven’t created their own system and put it in place by September 2018. Here […]
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Don’t blame the rats: Human fleas and lice likely spread Black Death

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The Black Death, which killed thousands throughout Europe in a pandemic stretching from the 14th to 19th centuries, was likely spread by parasites such as fleas and lice carried on the human body. While rats have long been blamed for spreading the fatal disease throughout Europe, researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway and the University […]
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This N.J. town is banning out-of-town drivers who use apps like Waze and Google Maps

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Monday January 15, 2018 more stories from this episode Read Story Transcript If you want to drive through the small residential streets of Leonia, N.J., you’ll have to move there. Starting Jan. 22, the town will ban all non-residents from driving on 60 of its streets during the morning and evening rush hours.  The new rules aim to […]
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