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Global warming threatens some of the world’s favourite wines — for surprising reasons

Global warming threatens some of the world’s favourite wines — for surprising reasons

In the wine industry, it’s not just the grapes that are affected by climate change, but the people picking them. Scorching work conditions for the farm labourers who do the largely…

Astronomers discover smallest star known in our galaxy

Astronomers discover smallest star known in our galaxy

A team of international astronomers has found the smallest star known in our galaxy. The star — which only has the scientific designation of EBLM J0555-57Ab — is located about 600 light-years…

Dormant ancient fungi could help trees adapt to climate change, study says

Dormant ancient fungi could help trees adapt to climate change, study says

A new study from the University of British Columbia Okanagan says ancient dormant fungi could help modern tree species adapt to climate change. Biology professor Jason Pither, co-author of the…

‘Snap Maps’ lets predators track kids: Watchdogs

Cassandra Szklarski, THE CANADIAN PRESS Jun 29, 2017 , Last Updated: 12:59 PM ET TORONTO — Several child protection groups are warning that Snapchat’s new location-sharing feature could allow predators…

Why an asteroid (probably) won’t wipe us out

Why an asteroid (probably) won’t wipe us out

On the morning of June 30, 1908, the sky above Tunguska, Siberia, exploded.  “Suddenly in the north sky … the sky was split in two, and high above the forest the…

2017 PAS: Flying bikes, anti-drones, and a new Concorde

John Leicester and Milos Krivokapic, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jun 21, 2017 , Last Updated: 12:47 PM ET PARIS — There are flying cars and Concorde’s would-be supersonic successor, a company…

It’s worth the drive to totality: perspectives from an eclipse chaser: Bob McDonald

It’s worth the drive to totality: perspectives from an eclipse chaser: Bob McDonald

August 21st is going to be an insane day across the United States as millions of people gather along a thin line that stretches from coast to coast to watch…

E3 2017: The 17 best games

LOS ANGELES – Game over, man. Game over. Another edition of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo wrapped up this week, with nearly 70,000 attendees jamming the cavernous halls of the…

CRTC requires free unlocked phones in wireless update

THE CANADIAN PRESS Jun 15, 2017 , Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET OTTAWA — Cellphone companies will soon no longer be allowed to charge customers to unlock their devices, Canada’s…

Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change

Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change

A team of scientists had to abandon an expedition through Hudson Bay because of hazardous ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland caused by climate change. About 40 scientists from five Canadian…