Ian Thomson

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Beef industry resists customers' demands for change in how cattle are raised

Earls provoked the ire of ranchers when it took Canadian beef off its menu this spring, but after Earls reversed its decision, farmers directed their …

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, drawing quite a few rounds of “well, duh!”<p>It …

AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner …

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

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Sony exec fires back at President Obama

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had "caved" by scrapping next week's opening of "The Interview," fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had "made a mistake."<p>In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Lynton also reopened the door to a future release …

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

WATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) is working with Boeing Co (BA.N) on Boeing’s high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company’s chief executive said on Friday.<p>The Blackberry sign is pictured in Waterloo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch<p>The Boeing …

Austria says EU must not seek collapse of Russian economy

VIENNA (Reuters) - The head of Austria’s government criticized fellow European Union countries on Saturday that are calling for tougher sanctions against Moscow, warning against pushing the Russian economy towards collapse.<p>Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann delivers a speech during a session of the …

U.S. seeks China's help against North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.<p>"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this …

Oil sands leak that contaminated aquifer renews technology questions

A Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. oilsands operation that has contaminated a groundwater aquifer is renewing questions about a technology that has already been linked to another serious leak in northern Alberta.<p>The Alberta Energy Regulator says CNRL reported a break in a well at its Wolf Lake high …

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia’s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.<p>A rose which was thrown into the waters of the Andaman Sea to …

Rocketing Into the Grand Canyon's Great Unknown

IF YOU EVER take a guided river trip through the Grand Canyon, your guides are likely to tell you the story of Kenton Grua, Rudi Petschek, and Steve “Wren” Reynolds. These men are legends in the tight-knit fraternity of canyon boatmen, largely because of an adventure they embarked on in late June …