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Astronaut twin study could help trip to Mars: Bob's blog American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. Meanwhile, Kellys identical twin brother Mark will be monitored on the ground in the first twin study of its kind.
CBC.ca | 11 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Apple CEO Tim Cook will give away his fortune before he dies Apple's CEO Tim Cook says he will donate virtually all of his $1 billion personal fortune to charitable causes in his lifetime.
CBC.ca | 11 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Stupid human tricks' lead to apology from navy Lt.-Cmdr. Sean Batte of HMCS Prevost Naval Reserve in London, Ont., has condemned the actions of reservist diver Curt Brown, who used a GoPro camera to film himself riding ice floes on and diving in the St. Clair River in Sarnia last weekend.
CBC.ca | 11 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Year-long space mission blasts off today: 5 things to know An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth today and move into the International Space Station for an entire year. Here are 5 things to know about the mission.
CBC.ca | 13 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Yearlong space mission blasts off: 5 things to know An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut blasted off into space, and are on their way to move into the International Space Station for an entire year. Here are 5 things to know about the mission.
CBC.ca | 13 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Amsterdam area hit by power outage, halting trains, trams and planes Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns.
CBC.ca | 15 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
U.S. Senate approves military spending boost, cuts to health care in budget Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.
CBC.ca | 16 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fibre optic cable battle: Smaller players want in on Big 3 networks Bell, Rogers and Telus have been upgrading their networks to fibre optic technology, but consumers are discovering that if you want that high-speed cable coming directly into your home, you have to go with the company that laid the line.
CBC.ca | 16 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Facebook, New York Times deal could change the news biz In a scoop about itself this week, the New York Times reported the paper will give up some of its precious website traffic to Facebook, a move that some media observers call a power shift in the digital publishing landscape.
CBC.ca | 16 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Expat voters' rights battle costs Harper government $1.3M so far A legal battle to prevent Canadians abroad from voting in elections has cost the federal government $1.3 million so far, CBC News has learned.
CBC.ca | 16 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend