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More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds More than two years after the election of a federal government that says it wants scientists to speak freely, more than half of federal scientists responding to a new poll say they still dont feel they can.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 8:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Los Angeles authorities foil school shooting plot days after Florida massacre A 17-year-old student has been arrested after threatening to open fire at a California school, and his adult brother faces five charges after weapons were found in their home, authorities say.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 7:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Federal government hoping to expand take up of working income tax benefit as program grows A tax benefit aimed at the working poor will be expanded in next week's federal budget, but the Liberals are also trying to make sure more people actually know it exists.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Korea busing in seat-fillers to avoid Olympic embarrassment The South Korean government is covering the cost of Olympic tickets and busing in seat-fillers to avoid the embarrassment of low attendance at some venues during the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 3:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hackers could use AI to automate attacks, crash cars and drones Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 1:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Billy Graham, Christian evangelist known as America's Pastor, dead at 99 Billy Graham, known as America's Pastor for his work with presidents and one of the most widely heard Christian evangelists in history, has died at age 99.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 1:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We should have fixed it': Trump hears from students, parents after Florida shooting Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 1:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Flooding leads to state of emergency in Brantford, Ont. The city of Brantford has declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning after parts of the city were evacuated due to flooding. Flooding and high water are causing problems in many areas of southern Ontario.
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 1:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trudeau visits Golden Temple, meets Punjabi chief minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the holiest site of the Sikh faith today in Amritsar, India, where he was received by enthusiastic crowds eager coming to see the four Sikh members of his cabinet: Navdeep Bains, Bardish Chagger, Harjit Sajjan and Ama
CBC.ca | Feb 21, 2018 1:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend