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Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel -- ScienceDaily
Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report. The conversion produces significantly more energy than it requires and results in tr
CSEC exoneration a 'mockery of public accountability'
A federal watchdog is attracting howls of protest from some privacy and internet experts after absolving Canada’s electronic spy agency of using data from a Canadian airport internet service to track thousands of passengers for days after they left the te
Feds shelve plans to buy new military patrol airplanes
The federal Conservative government’s centrepiece defence strategy has taken another hit as plans to buy a new fleet of airplanes to patrol Canada’s coasts and its Arctic territory by 2020 have been effectively shelved.
The man who tried to warn us about sugar
A growing number of scientists are convinced sugar is the cause of several chronic and very common illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
The martyrdom of Mark Steyn » Columnist: The Spectator
By rights, Mann v Steyn should be the 21st-century equivalent of the Scopes monkey trial, with believers in free speech, proponents of the scientific method and sympathetic millionaires and billionaires all piling in to Steyn’s defence with op eds, learne
Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91
Sid Caesar, whose clever comedy on such programs as "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour" helped define the 1950s "Golden Age of Television," has died.
Edmonton Public Library launches makerspace
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has opened one of the first 'makerspaces' in Canada. A makerspace is an open area that provides people a chance “to learn, create, collaborate and discover with free access to the latest technology and equipment.”
Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted in bribery scandal
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is convicted on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including right after Hurrica
Jason Kenney: Canada Job Grant will lead to guaranteed jobs
Details announced in Tuesday's federal budget aimed at delivering guaranteed jobs under the proposed Canada Job Grant shouldn't come as a surprise to the provinces, Employment Minister Jason Kenney told CBC News in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
Nuclear fusion takes key step forward
American scientists say they've taken a key step toward harnessing nuclear fusion as a new way to generate power, an idea that has been pursued for decades.
Hundreds of Thousands Lose Power as Ice Paralyzes South
Georgia residents who went to bed worried about Gov. Nathan Deal’s ominous warning that the state was about to be iced over woke Wednesday to find out that he was right: An ice storm of what meteorologists say could be historic scope had begun as the Deep
Deadliest Mushroom Is Spreading Worldwide : Discovery News
It’s big, meaty, looks innocuous, grows near-edible mushrooms and smells delicious, but the name reveals its toxicity: the death cap. Native to Europe, the death cap is now an invasive species on every continent except Antarctica, Cat Adams, a Harvard gra
Stopping Deforestation Makes Business Sense, Says Unilever CEO
Business is the solution to environmental progress, not its enemy, said the head of one of the world's largest corporations. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, accepted the 2013 Commitment to Development "Ideas in Action" Award from the Center for Global Deve
Iconic island study on its last legs
Since 1958, ecologists have watched wolf and moose populations on Isle Royale in Lake Superior wax and wane in response to each other, disease and the weather. But for the longest predator–prey study in the world, the wolf is now at the door. Devastated b
US drone use highlights questions for journalists
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
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