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Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

2 hours 27 min ago
A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location.

Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

4 hours 58 min ago
Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety.

Fisheries Dept. dispatches aircraft, boats to study right whale deaths

9 hours 52 min ago
Fisheries officials are trying to figure out what caused the recent deaths of several endangered right whales in the waters off eastern Canada.

Panda mania hits Germany as Meng Meng, Jiao Qing arrive

11 hours 30 min ago
Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.

Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:47
Google said Friday it would stop scanning the contents of Gmail users' inboxes for ad targeting, moving to end a practice that has fueled privacy concerns since the free email service was launched.

Dutch invent phone app to stop kids texting on bikes

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:06
In the bike-mad Netherlands, the national phone company is developing a smart way to stop kids texting while cycling -- a growing cause of teenage accidents.

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:02
U.S. social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months.

Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

Fri, 2017-06-23 12:31
A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan -- well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

Is Tesla getting into the streaming music business?

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:54
Electric carmaker Tesla said Thursday it was considering ways to enter music streaming amid a report it may launch a unique new service.

Solar eclipse in August raising worries about Ontario's power grid

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:33
Operators of Ontario’s power grid are bracing for a sharp drop in electricity generated by solar panels during a summer solar eclipse coming Aug. 21, CTV News has learned.

Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:49
Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point just outside the small town of Madras to be crammed with people from around the world.

Japan zoo releases gender of star panda

Fri, 2017-06-23 03:57
The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts.

China tightens online video controls, scaring investors

Fri, 2017-06-23 02:23
Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo.

Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the U.S.-Mexico border

Thu, 2017-06-22 20:46
U.S. President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall -- a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its esthetic appeal.

Intercept attempt fails in missile defence test off Hawaii

Thu, 2017-06-22 20:18
The U.S. Missile Defence Agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii.

Gaps in tidal power addressed in federal project

Thu, 2017-06-22 16:19
Ottawa has announced $1 million to help address challenges in harnessing the crushing tides of the Bay of Fundy and beyond to create renewable energy.

U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:36
U.S. government officials say grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened, and that they will lift protections that have been in place for more than 40 years.

10-year-old invents device to save children trapped in hot cars

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:14
A Texas boy who was heartbroken to hear of a neighbour’s child who died in an overheated minivan, is hopeful that a device he invented could one day help prevent other such deaths.

Total solar eclipse an 'unprecedented' excuse to visit U.S.: expert

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:11
Most Canadians will see the moon partially block the sun in August, but amateur astronomers are encouraged to head to the U.S. to see the total eclipse for themselves.

The Source revamps stores to avoid becoming 'walking dead' in tech retail

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:14
The Source is staging a transformation to turn its stores into electronics playgrounds in an effort to boost sales as the consumer technology industry faces pressure on multiple fronts, including big-box retailers and the ease of online shopping.

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