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U.S. Still Seeking Huawei CFO's Extradition, DOJ Official Says

“We will continue to pursue the extradition of defendant Ms. Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the U.S.-Canada Extradition Treaty,” department spokesman Marc Raimondi said Tuesday. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, speaking to Bloomberg Television in Davos, Switzerland, said earlier in the day that Canada hasn’t asked the U.S. to drop its extradition case.
Tags: Science, Canada, Davos Switzerland, Bloomberg Television, Chrystia Freeland, Marc Raimondi, Wanzhou, U S Canada Extradition Treaty


U.S. to Proceed With Huawei CFO Extradition, Globe & Mail Says

The U.S. has told the Canadian government of its plans, the newspaper said, citing Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton. Meng was arrested at the behest of the U.S. last month and has been restricted to staying in Vancouver since being granted bail.
Tags: Science, Canada, Vancouver, Huawei CFO Extradition Globe, David MacNaughton Meng


Canadian railways ration space as commodity congestion problems worsen

Canada's two major railways are rationing space on trains traveling to the country's biggest port and recently prioritized some commodities over others to deal with congestion, the latest indication of their struggle to meet demand from new trade deals. Canada is a top shipper of crops, fertilizer, oil and pulp, but has in recent years needed government intervention to keep commodities moving, from ordering railways to clear grain backlogs to Alberta's crude oil curtailments this month due to f...
Tags: Science, Canada, Alberta


North America’s Glaciers Are Melting Four Times Faster Than They Were a Decade Ago

Across the world’s icy landscapes, climate change is spurring a major meltdown. That includes the western U.S. and Canada where not only is ice vanishing, but it’s doing so at a more rapid pace than it was just a decade ago, according to a new study released this week in Geophysical Research Letters. Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Glaciers, North America, Meltdowns, Ice Ice Maybe


Netflix Says It Won't Pull Controversial Footage of Actual Deadly Incident From Bird Box

After streaming giant Netflix came under fire for including footage of a real-life, deadly incident that occurred in Canada in its breakout monster movie Bird Box, the company said Thursday it will not pull that imagery from the film.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Canada, Travelers, Bird Box


The most heroic airline pilots of all time

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson, we recount the tales of heroic pilots who really earned their hefty salaries. 1. The Miracle on the Hudson January 15, 2009 Perhaps the best known incident of recent times, involving the most brilliantly monikered pilot. Chesley Sullenberger III, at the helm of US Airways Flight 1549, managed to land safely on the Hudson River after a flock of Canada geese disabled both the aircraft’s engines just 2,818 feet above the ground. All 155 pas...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Science, Indonesia, La, Singapore, Tom Hanks, Beijing, Canada, Southampton, Heathrow, Qantas, Airbus, Harpercollins, Montreal, Detroit


Fort McMurray homes have normal levels of indoor toxins, U of T Engineering study reveals

U of T Engineering researchers have examined dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., for evidence of harmful toxins left in the aftermath of the devastating 2016 wildfire. Their study reveals normal levels of contaminants that are comparable to homes across Canada, and so far, no evidence of long-term health risks from fire-ash exposure in residents' homes.
Tags: Science, Canada, Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray Alta, U of T Engineering


Invest in a single national electronic health record for primary care to benefit Canadians

Canada should invest in a single national electronic health record for primary care to improve the health of Canadians, argues an editorial in CMAJ.
Tags: Science, Canada


Saudi Teen Who Fled Family and Pleaded for Help on Twitter Granted Asylum in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who escaped her family and pleaded for protection on social media, has been granted asylum in Canada.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Canada, Justin Trudeau, Asylum Seekers, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun


SpaceX to layoff 10 percent of workforce

The company said it will "part ways" with some of its manpower, citing "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. In June, Elon Musk fired at least seven people in the senior management team leading a SpaceX satellite launch project, Reuters reported in November. SpaceX's Starlink program is competing with OneWeb and Canada...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Canada, Reuters, StarLink, Telesat


Want your kid to cut down screen-time? Put away your phone, study suggests

A recent study tracked the media habits of families with preschool-age children.The results found that the screen-time of mothers was positively associated with the screen-time of their children, and that offering screens as a reward for good behavior is also linked to increased screen-time among kids.It's important to study the effects of technology on preschool-age children because they're at a stage in development when it's especially easy to form habits and routines that carry on into adulth...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Parenting, Mental Health, Canada, Innovation, BMC Obesity, Paediatrics Child Health


Health Canada places restrictions on Allergan's fibroid treatment Esmya

Canada's health regulator on Friday said it was restricting the use of Allergan Plc's uterine fibroid treatment Esmya after discovering a risk of serious liver injury from the drug. Health Canada said the drug, sold under brand name Fibristal in the country, should not be used by women with liver problems, or those who have had such problems in the past. It also said that more than one treatment course of the drug should be restricted to only those of childbearing age who are unable to undergo...
Tags: Science, Canada, Allergan, Health Canada, Allergan Plc


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019, including January's Wolf Moon

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon (meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye) but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ph...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black


Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Repeating bursts of radio waves detected for first time since initial accidental discovery in 2007Astronomers have detected mysterious, ultra-brief repeating energy bursts from deep space for only the second time in history, and some experts suggested they could be evidence of advanced alien life.The origin of fast radio bursts (FRBs), millisecond-long pulses of radio waves, is unknown, but most scientists say they are generated by powerful astrophysical phenomena emanating from billions of ligh...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Alien Life, Milky Way


Repeating fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Mysterious radio waves detected for first time since accidental discovery in 2007Mysterious repeating energy bursts from deep space that some experts have suggested could be evidence of advanced aliens have been detected for only the second time in history.Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long flashes of radio waves whose origin is unknown. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Alien Life


China’s Envoy Accuses Canada of ‘White Supremacy’ in Huawei Case

The envoy said Canada is employing a double standard in demanding the release of two men who were detained in China nine days after the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the request of U.S. authorities. “It seems that, to some people, only Canadian citizens shall be treated in a humanitarian manner and their freedom deemed valuable, while Chinese people do not deserve that,” Lu Shaye wrote in an op-ed published in the Ottawa-based Hill Times newspaper on Wednesday.
Tags: Science, China, Canada, Huawei, Ottawa, Hill Times, Wanzhou, Lu Shaye


Chevron, Occidental invest in CO2 removal technology

Canada's Carbon Engineering has been scrubbing air in British Columbia
Tags: Science, Canada, Carbon Engineering, Chevron Occidental


Canada's CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst

A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). The repeating FRB was one of a total of 13 bursts detected over a period of just three weeks during the summer of 2018, while CHIME was in its pre-commissioning phase.
Tags: Science, Canada


Report: Documents Show Extensive Huawei Ties to Suspected Fronts in Iran and Syria

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei and the daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in Canada late last year at the behest of U.S. authorities, who allege she oversaw a complex financial scam to violate nuclear sanctions on Iran. The incident has become a major source of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Finance, Banking, Iran, Syria, Canada, Huawei, Iran Sanctions, Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou


Canada's Trudeau raps Japan PM on whale hunt

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday took issue with Japan's plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Japan announced last month that it was withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and would resume commercial whaling this year, sparking criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries.
Tags: Japan, Science, Canada, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, International Whaling Commission IWC, Shinzo Abe Japan


'Ripped' Woman with Massive Forearms Is the Oldest Known Human Burial in Lower Central America

Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest known human burial in lower Central America: the skeletal remains of a mysterious woman who lived 5,900 years ago in what is now Nicaragua, a new study finds. In general, tropical places don't preserve human remains well, but in this case, the ancient women's bones remained intact because of where she was buried, said study lead researcher Mirjana Roksandic, a professor of anthropology at the University of Winnipeg in Canada. "[She] was buried in a shel...
Tags: Science, Canada, Nicaragua, Central America, University of Winnipeg, Lower Central America, Mirjana Roksandic, Roksandic


Some perfectly healthy people can’t remember their own lives

Psychologists in Canada think they've identified an entirely new memory syndrome in healthy people characterised by a specific inability to re-live their past. This may sound like a form of amnesia, but the three individuals currently described have no history of brain damage or illness and have experienced no known recent psychological trauma or disturbance.In light of the recent discovery that some people have an uncanny ability to recall their lives in extreme detail, known as hyperthymesia o...
Tags: Science, Cc, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Canada, Innovation, Christian Jarrett, BPS Research Digest, Palombo, Cognitive Science, Pscyhology, Daniela Palombo


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon - meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye - but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black


Solar storms could cause blackouts and leave Britain with £16 billion worth of damage, warns Oxford University 

Solar storms could leave Britain with £16 billion worth of damage, the first economic risk analysis has found, as experts at Oxford University called for urgent updates to space weather forecasting satellites. Earth is vulnerable to space weather events such as solar flares which fling huge amounts of electromagnetic radiation at the planet, potentially causing severe disruption to power grids, air transport and satellite communications. The most severe incident - known as ‘the Carrington Event’...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Wales, Nasa, Earth, Canada, Britain, Hawaii, University of Oxford, Oxford University, The Met Office, Hydro Quebec, England East Anglia, Edward Oughton, Heliospheric Imagers


Political stumbles, savvy activists knock Canada's oil sector to its knees

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A decade ago, Canada's oil sector was growing so fast it was predicted to become a global energy superpower, but a series of political missteps and formidable environmental activism has created a dysfunctional system requiring OPEC-style government intervention to move its oil to market. Canada produces 4.9 million barrels per day (bpd), more than any country other than the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia, but the world's fourth largest producer h...
Tags: Science, Russia, Opec, Canada, Alberta, Winnipeg, United States Saudi Arabia, Manitoba VANCOUVER Reuters


Mars Express beams back images of ice-filled Korolev crater

Trapped layer of cold air keeps water frozen in 50-mile-wide impact craterThe stunning Korolev crater in the northern lowlands of Mars is filled with ice all year round owing to a trapped layer of cold Martian air that keeps the water frozen.The 50-mile-wide crater contains 530 cubic miles of water ice, as much as the Great Bear lake in northern Canada, and in the centre of the crater the ice is more than a mile thick. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Canada, Mars, Korolev


ExxonMobil shelves Canada LNG export project

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp has withdrawn its WCC liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Canada from the environmental assessment process, it said on Thursday, signaling that the project has been shelved. The decision to pare its LNG project portfolio follows the go-ahead of a giant Royal Dutch Shell-led project in British Columbia, and Exxon's focus on LNG projects in Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Exxon's West Coast Canada (WCC) LNG export project, located in northe...
Tags: Asia, Science, ExxonMobil, Canada, United States, Middle East, Royal Dutch Shell, British Columbia, Exxon, Exxon Mobil Corp, West coast canada


Chinese Businesses Offer Discounts to Huawei Phone Owners in Solidarity with Exec Detained in Canada

Shennong Mountain Scenic Park has become the latest place in China to offer a financial perk to anyone carrying a Huawei phone by waiving the park’s entry fee completely. Why? The park wants to show solidarity with Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei who was arrested in Canada at the direction of the United States earlier…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Canada, United States, Donald Trump, Huawei, President Trump, Meng Wanzhou, Shennong Mountain Scenic Park, Huawei Phone Owners in Solidarity


Huawei Blasts U.S. Fear-Mongering as Security Concerns Sharpen

The company took swipes at the U.S. and its allies Tuesday during its first press event since CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada on allegations she defrauded banks to violate Iranian sanctions. The daughter of billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei, she now faces extradition in a case that’s sparked a diplomatic row, chilled travel to China and exacerbated fears Beijing could employ its networks for espionage, something Huawei’s always denied. China’s largest technology company by sales has rap...
Tags: Science, China, America, Beijing, Canada, Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou, Huawei Blasts U S Fear Mongering


New cervical cancer test to 'revolutionise screening' after proving to be four times as effective as a smear check, study finds 

A new test for cervical cancer that could "revolutionise screening" has been found to outperform current UK tests at a reduced cost, according to a study. The "epigenetics-based" test detected 100% of the cancers that developed in 15,744 women in a screening trial led by Queen Mary University of London. It performed "significantly better" than the Pap smear or human papillomavirus (HPV) test, and the study's authors believe it would be cheaper if fully rolled out. The Pap smear detected one...
Tags: UK, Science, Canada, Pap, Lorincz, Queen Mary University of London It, Attila Lorincz



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