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Canadians warned to look out for giant hogweed that can cause third degree burns

Canadians are being warned to look out for a dangerous, invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns.<p>The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants.<p>The non-native plant grows up to six metres in height and has large clusters of white flowers at the …

Hogweed

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a free-to-play RPG coming to PC and mobile this fall

The next Elder Scrolls game is called The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and it's coming to phones, PC, consoles, and virtual reality this fall.<p>You play as …

Flip phones and other "dumbphones" new tech trend

According to figures from Statistics Canada, 94 per cent of those surveyed between the ages of 15 and 34 own a smartphone. Figures like that that …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Britain gifts long-lost Franklin expedition ships to Canada, Inuit

GATINEAU, Que. — Canada and the Inuit are now officially co-owners of the two long-lost ships from the Franklin expedition.<p>The deeds to HMS Erebus …

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

blackholes

Chicken nuggets recalled after outbreak of salmonella in eastern Canada | The Star

The nuggets are sold in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and Quebec, but the federal agency says they may have also …

Canada

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ and Note 8 now available to download

Canadians can now rejoice as the long-awaited upgrade to Android Oreo for Samsung smartphones is en route.<p>While we received confirmation from Fido …

Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general …

Quantum Mechanics

Your washing machine may be harbouring bacteria — here’s how to clean it

Did you know that the average household washes about 50 pounds of laundry per week? That amounts to more than 6,000 articles of clothing a year, …

Presence of attempted murderer on Trudeau's India trip arranged by Indian government factions, official says

NEW DELHI — A senior Canadian official with knowledge of security issues says Canadian authorities believe it was no accident that a man convicted of …

Canada

Indian PM didn't 'snub' the Trudeaus — it's just that Canada is of secondary importance to India

MUMBAI — I was having breakfast by the pool at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on Feb. 20 when a swarm of security agents arrived and formed a …

India

Stargate Origins is now available in the Stargate Command app

In a time before the SGC, before Atlantis, and long before a much too short trip aboard an Ancient ship, there was Catherine and Paul Langford. The …

Microtransactions are coming back to ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’

<i>Star Wars Battlefront II</i>‘s launch was the most controversial gaming story of 2017, with publisher Electronic Arts’ decision to include …

Evidence of a 14,000-year-old settlement found in western Canada

Researchers are finding more and more evidence of ancient life in British Columbia in Canada.<p>Teams of archaeologists and students from the Hakai …

Laser finds thousands of lost Mayan structures

Researchers using a laser scanning technology have uncovered 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures in Guatemala.

Archaeology

Extra-low-cost airline Swoop to launch June 20; offers $0-fare promotion

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says Swoop, its new ultra-low-cost carrier, will launch on June 20. To celebrate, it offered the first 2,000 seats with $0 …

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

The fight to save net neutrality, explained

Congress or the courts could still save net neutrality — but don’t get your hopes up.<p>Net neutrality still has a shot at survival, but its vital signs are weakening.<p>As of June 11, 2018, the FCC’s controversial repeal of the 2015 act that enshrined net neutrality into law has officially taken effect. …

Bill Morneau insists federal government still has no plans for a Netflix tax

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government still has no intention of imposing a Netflix tax because it would result in a financial hit …

Bell Leads on Radical Proposal for CRTC-Backed Mandatory Website Blocking System

Canadaland reports today that Bell is leading a coalition that plans to file a proposal with the CRTC that would lead to the creation a mandatory …

Ancient banned manuscript of Jesus’s secret teachings is unearthed after 1,600 years

A heretical manuscript which reveals Jesus’s ‘secret teachings’ to his brother James has been unearthed by American researchers.<p>In it, Jesus reveals …

‘StarCraft 2’ Is Now Free To Play Including The First Single-Player Campaign, Multiplayer, And Co-Op

Discover the first campaign for <i>StarCraft 2</i> for free starting today. The popular real-time strategy title from Blizzard Entertainment is now a …

The decline of the gradable adverb: 'quite', 'rather' and 'fairly' are becoming a relic of the past

Tip-toeing around a subject, doing one’s best to avoid causing offence, and taking a little longer than necessary to get to the point are all quintessentially British conversational habits.<p>But these are now becoming relics of the past, according to a major piece of research which identifies the …

This New Find in Bitcoin Industry will Help Home Miners of Cryptocurrencies

The main aim to introduce Bitcoin Gold is to maintain the equality and remove the gap between ASIC and GPU miners<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Bitcoin has gone through two …

Bitcoin

Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays

Scientists have cracked the secret to Roman water-based structures’ strength – and findings could help today’s builders<p>Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked.<p>The Roman …

Engineering

Naming Ourselves

Before first contact on Turtle Island, we Native peoples were simply ourselves. We, of course, had identities, the names by which we knew, and still …