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Canada's spy agency tracks file-sharing websites worldwide – Snowden docs
Millions of pictures, videos, and other files downloaded online globally are being watched by Canada's electronic spy agency CSE, says the latest mass surveillance report based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

28.01.2015 16:32

Mysterious 'ice booms' across North America linked to wet, cold weather
Cold booms? Frost quakes? A winter-time meteorological phenomenon has scientists debating whether blasts heard across North America are, indeed, cryoseisms. Most agree that the loud, inexplicable booms are associated with cold, rainy conditions.

22.01.2015 18:05

17,600 Canadian employees ready to eat former Target exec alive over severance pay
Social media users have come down heavily on the former CEO of Target after it turned out he reportedly received a walk-away package worth about the same as what was offered to all 17,600 employees of the chain, which is closing its stores in Canada.

23.01.2015 05:41

Canada blackout: Heavy snowfall leaves over 150,000 without electricity in Quebec
More than 150,000 Canadians are left without electricity in Quebec due to the snowfall, which caused trees branches to fall, damaging power cables.

05.01.2015 08:18

US military vet: Traveling to fight ISIS 'like booking a flight to Miami'
A US military veteran said joining a Kurdish group fighting Islamic State militants in Syria was as “easy” as buying an airline ticket, highlighting the simplicity with which westerners have joined both Islamic State and its foes.

02.01.2015 15:49

Polar bear plunge: Thousands in Europe, N. America take freezing New Year dive (VIDEO)
Tens of thousands of people across Europe and North America has decided to bring in the New Year with a polar bear plunge, braving frigid water both for fun and charity.

02.01.2015 11:25

Monarch butterfly may be listed as endangered species after 90% population drop
The US government may add the Monarch butterfly to the Endangered Species list following a catastrophic loss of its population over last decades due to habitat decrease from cultivation of genetically engineered crops and climate change.

31.12.2014 03:32

Canadian scientists develop trap to lure blood-sucking bed bugs
Scientists from Simon Fraser University in Canada have invented an effective bait-and-trap against bed bugs that uses chemical attractants, or pheromones. In order to test the trap, a team member had to endure up to 180,000 bites from the nasty insects.

28.12.2014 00:15

‘French govt is trying to make a big deal over recent attacks’
French and Canadian politicians are making hay out of the recent attacks on civilians in the two countries as it serves their interests: a frightened population is one that supports the government in power, author and columnist Eric Margolis told RT.

23.12.2014 10:15

BlackBerry & Boeing make self-destructing 'black phone'
Boeing has joined forces with BlackBerry to develop a high-security ‘black phone’, running on Android software. Designed for government agencies, it will encrypt calls, as well as destruct all its data if it is tampered with.

20.12.2014 06:04

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline does not benefit Americans
Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.

19.12.2014 23:53

MOST illuminating: Canadian ‘pay-per-view’ microsatellite verifies existence of exoplanet
A briefcase-sized Canadian microsatellite has made a major contribution to mapping a promising waterworld. First spotted by NASA’s Kepler, the decade-old MOST telescope abandoned by Canada’s space agency has verified the discovery of another super-Earth.

19.12.2014 07:43