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Meet Canada’s new selectively bred cold weather bees

Share this:<p>Scientists are looking to create bees that are selectively bred to survive cold Canadian winters in hopes that the number of bees we …

Insects

Trudeau win signals return of Keynesianism to Canada, says econ prof

Share this:<p>John Maynard Keynes<p>Justin Trudeau’s stunning majority win on Monday is a sign that the ideas of British economist John Maynard Keynes are …

Canada

Google Predicted The Canadian Election More Accurately Than Pollsters Did

Share this:<p>Justin Trudeau with Seamus O’Regan, who was a surprise winner in St. John’s South-Mount Pearl.<p>Score one for big data.<p>Yesterday, when most …

Canada

Anti-vaxxer movement spreading to pet owners, report Calgary vets

Share this:<p>They’ve done their damage on the human population, dragging national herd immunity levels down and helping to bring back diseases once …

Public Health

R2-D2 jet arrives in Vancouver to promote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Share this:<p>The hyperdrive, we presume, was deactivated.<p>In the lead up to the upcoming sure-to-be-blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Japan’s …

Star Wars

Is Jim Balsillie the right person to lead Canada’s innovation economy?

Share this:<p>Earlier this month, OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo, perhaps the single most influential voice on Canada’s venture capital scene, wrote a …

Innovation

New McGill University study sheds light on dehydration

Share this:<p>New research from scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and Duke University advances our …

Neuroscience

Science breaks down Jose Bautista’s now famous bat flip

Share this:<p>ESPN Sport Science<p>It’s already been referred to as baseball’s “flipping point”, and a fan has already got a tattoo of the moment that will …

Jose Bautista

Google Just Made a Huge Move Into the Insurance Business (And Nobody Noticed)

Share this:<p>As driverless cars, or Autonomous Vehicles (“AVs”) get closer to becoming a reality on our highways and city streets, questions arise …

Autonomous Vehicle

Amazon sues more than 1,000 sellers of 'fake' product reviews

Amazon is expanding its campaign against fake product reviews posted on its website.<p>The online reseller is suing more than 1,000 people who are "misleading Amazon's customers" by selling "fake reviews of products," according to a complaint the company filed in a Seattle court on Friday.<p>The lawsuit …

Uber offers free rides to polls for new customers

Uber offered new customers free rides to the polling station on Monday, despite warnings from city officials to avoid the service until insurance and …

Uber

If Calgary can get Uber then why not Vancouver?

Share this:<p>Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick.<p>On Thursday, UberX, the low cost offering from sharing economy giant Uber, launched in Calgary. …

Bike Lanes

BlackBerry says Priv fixes Android’s rampant security issues

Share this:<p>BlackBerry CEO John Chen with reporters Ina Fried and Walter Mossberg at the Code/Mobile conference at the The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon …

Cambridge University