Category: Technology

Eating the sun: How solar eclipses changed from terrible omen to tourist draw

Now people flock to see the sun's light swallowed by the moon, but solar eclipses were long viewed with terror and awe — until humans learned to see them coming.

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Technology allows visually impaired, blind to experience solar eclipse

Seeing next week's total solar eclipse isn't the only way to experience it. Two projects were developed to allow the visually impaired and blind be part of the astronomical event.

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After cracking down on neo-Nazis, tech companies wonder who should police online hate

For more than two decades, lawmakers, tech companies and consumers have held vastly different views on how to handle those who spread hate, racism and abuse online.

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Demand for eclipse glasses outpaces supply

Still looking for a pair of eclipse glasses? You may be out of luck.

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Reduced speeds for right whales prompts surcharge for Oceanex Montreal-St. John’s route

The federal government reduced speeds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect the unusually high number of endangered right whales in the area, following recent deaths.

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Digital vigilantism after Charlottesville: Get ready for more naming and shaming

As people grow frustrated by the seeming lack of repercussions for overt racist behaviour, it’s likely we will see more digital vigilantism and more support for “naming and shaming” campaigns.

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Solar eclipse myth-busting: Facts and fiction behind nature’s stunning event

Do you think it's safe to look at a solar eclipse through sunglasses? Have you heard that an unborn child can be harmed during one? We bust some myths behind…

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Websites aim to exile white nationalists in wake of violence

Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against white nationalist groups in the U.S. on Wednesday as more technology companies denied their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Scientist looking to bats and bees in fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

A researcher in Halifax hopes that a new high-tech tool will help them find superbug-fighting antibiotics from an unusual source.

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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

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