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Why selling off the International Space Station would be a tricky mission for the U.S.

Why selling off the International Space Station would be a tricky mission for the U.S.

The International Space Station is considered a shining example of the uniting power of science. Since the late 1980s, countries that were once at war with each other have worked together to further…

Why A.I. companies are paying random strangers to take videos of themselves doing mundane tasks

Why A.I. companies are paying random strangers to take videos of themselves doing mundane tasks

Friday February 23, 2018 more stories from this episode Tom Simonite’s first paid gig working for an A.I. startup firm took place in the baby food section of a San…

More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

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…

Starman and his Tesla could crash into Earth or Venus … eventually

Starman and his Tesla could crash into Earth or Venus … eventually

Bad news, Elon: There’s a chance your Tesla Roadster may come crashing down to Earth, although not for quite some time. On Feb. 6, Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX and co-founder…

SpaceX launches powerful Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX launches powerful Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., much to the delight of Elon Musk, who said the launch went as well as he could have hoped…

Mysterious ‘pants’ arch baffles internet, geologists and Nunavut tourism office

Mysterious ‘pants’ arch baffles internet, geologists and Nunavut tourism office

Behold. A massive, pants-like rock formation, standing tall and glorious in a pool of salt water in Canada’s Arctic. The Nunavut community of Arctic Bay calls it “Qarlinngua” — pronounced…

How to watch the ‘blue moon’ lunar eclipse

How to watch the ‘blue moon’ lunar eclipse

If you live on the west coast, you’re in for a rare treat in the wee hours of Jan. 31: a “blue moon” lunar eclipse. We’ve come to expect a full…

Why B.C. and Alaska avoided a massive tsunami

Why B.C. and Alaska avoided a massive tsunami

Coastal communities in British Columbia and Alaska were evacuated to higher ground early this morning after tsunami warning sirens blared following a large earthquake off the coast of Alaska. But the…

Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three…

Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

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…