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Shady Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Says It's Left Canada Amid Two Federal Investigations

Dystopian, U.S.-based face recognition firm Clearview AI has suspended its contract with the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RMCP), effectively locking its business out of Canada entirely, Bloomberg reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Police, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Canada, Facial Recognition, Face Recognition, Clearview AI, Royal Mounted Canadian Police RMCP


New guideline: Don't routinely screen for EAC in patients with chronic GERD

A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, based on a rigorous systematic review of the latest evidence, found no benefit of routine screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and precursor conditions (Barrett esophagus and dysplasia) in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), recommends physicians in Canada continue current practice to not screen routinely http://www.cm...
Tags: Science, Canada, Don, Eac, Barrett, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal


A ‘Viral’ New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

A new bird song is spreading like wildfire among Canadian white-throated sparrows, at a scale not seen before by scientists.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Canada, Sparrows, Bird Song, Birdmodo


Canadian sparrows ditch their old song for catchier tune

Study finds British Columbia birds’ dropped-end note of call has spread across countryIf you consider Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep to be the ultimate catchy tune, think again: the white-throated sparrows of British Columbia have devised a new song that has gone viral across Canada.For years, the small songbird’s traditional descending whistle featured a three-note ending. But researchers have tracked how a unique two-note-ending version of the male bird’s call has rapidly spread 3,000km (1,864 mile...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, Birds, Canada, Wildlife, Columbia, Ontario


Twenty-year study tracks a sparrow song that went "viral" across Canada

With the help of citizen scientists, researchers have tracked how one rare sparrow song went "viral" across Canada, traveling over 3,000 kilometers between 2000 and 2019 and wiping out a historic song ending. The study, publishing July 2 in the journal Current Biology, reports that white-throated sparrows from British Columbia to Ontario have ditched their traditional three-note-ending song in favor of a unique two-note-ending variant--although researchers don't know what made the new song so co...
Tags: Science, Canada, British Columbia, Ontario, Current Biology


Good news and bad news: Changing trends in cardiovascular disease in Canada

An analysis of patient records in Canada provides important new insights into changing patterns of inpatient healthcare utilization. Between 2007 and 2016, standardized hospitalization rates declined for coronary artery and vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders, stroke, and heart failure but increased for some important conditions: acquired valvular heart disease; vascular cognitive impairment; and congenital heart disease. The study appears in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by...
Tags: Science, Canada, Journal of Cardiology


Coronavirus live updates: Greece faces 'huge difficulties' when flights resume; Toronto makes masks mandatory

India has over 550,000 infections; Spain looking at 11 fresh outbreaksGlobal report: WHO to send team to China to investigate Covid-19 originsLeicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 4.12pm BST Governments in Nigeria and Senegal are the latest in West Africa to ease restrictions on internal travel and reopen schools, a...
Tags: Science, Greece, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Toronto, Senegal, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, United States


New treatment for common form of muscular dystrophy shows promise in cells, animals

Researchers have designed a potential new treatment for one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Toshifumi Yokota, professor of medical genetics at the University of Alberta, led a team from Canada and the U.S. to create and test synthetic DNA-like molecules that interfere with the production of a toxic protein that destroys the muscles of people who have facioscapulohumeral muscular dystr...
Tags: Science, Canada, University Of Alberta, National Academy of Sciences Toshifumi Yokota


New Zealand's ancient monster penguins had northern hemisphere doppelgangers

New Zealand's monster penguins that lived 62 million years ago had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada, a study published today in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research has found.
Tags: Japan, Usa, Science, Canada, New Zealand


Uber's Arbitration Clause Ruled Invalid by Canada's High Court

One of the biggest arrows in Uber’s quiver was snapped clean in half by the Supreme Court in Canada today. It’s about damn time.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Supreme Court, Labor, Canada, Heller, Uber Technologies Inc V Heller, Canada s High Court


Coronavirus live news: Europe's cases surge since lockdowns eased; 1,100 Qatar World Cup workers test positive

World should build ‘new normal’ post-pandemic – WHO chief; World Cup worker dies from Covid-19; Europe sees increase in weekly cases for first time in monthsIsrael brings back tracking system after surge in Covid-19 casesEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastAir cooling systems in abattoirs could heighten Covid-19 riskHow Trump and his officials diverge on coronavirus See all our coronavirus coverage 5.19pm BST Canada’s emergency spending to help the country bridge t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Iraq, Qatar, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Afp


New strategy for Canada's National Emergency Stockpile System

To manage Canada's emergency stockpile of medical supplies and personal protective equipement (PPE), the government could consider several approaches, including a "prime-vendor" model selling directly to health care organizations to minimize financial and equipment waste, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.200946
Tags: Science, Canada, CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; New York shops and bars reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictionsWorkers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 7.25pm BST Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Monday pushed back against pressure from air...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, Israel, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Korea, Brazil


Capital funding of health care in Canada is critical, yet declined in last 20 years

Capital funding of health care, used to build new hospitals, redesign or upgrade existing facilities and invest in new technologies, has declined in Canada over the last 20 years, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191126.
Tags: Science, Canada, CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal


How an unlikely pair became legendary molecular biologists

In 1962 the Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded jointly to John Kendrew (1917-1997) and Max Perutz (1914-2002). They were the first scientists to accurately describe the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Enzymes, hormones, and antibodies are only a few examples of the many kinds of proteins present in all living organisms and knowledge of their structure is essential for progress in curing human diseases. Consequently, Kendrew and Perutz have become legendary scientists whose research is...
Tags: Books, England, Science, Featured, Austria, Canada, United Kingdom, Oxford, Cambridge, Cavendish, Health & Medicine, Biologists, Francis Crick, Ministry of Defense, James Watson, Medical Research Council


Study Suggests It's Time to Bring Back Sea Otters, Which Is Obviously a Good idea

There were once hundreds of thousands of sea otters in the Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people hunted them sustainably for thousands of years. But in the 1740s, with the advent of the Pacific Maritime Fur Trade, people began hunting them at a far larger scale, selling their thick, luxurious fur for increasing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Otters, Canada, Restoration, Sea Otters, Pacific Northwest Indigenous


Africa passes 200,000 confirmed cases after Burundi president dies of suspected Covid-19 – as it happened

Asylum applications in Europe fall to lowest level for a decade as borders closed; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here 12.51am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Related: Coronavirus live news: US cases near 2 million as Mexico city ramps up testing in push to reopen 12.36am BST The coronavirus pandemic will hit Coronation Street on 24 July when newly filmed episodes featuring the impact o...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Burundi


Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 200,000 confirmed cases after Burundi president dies of suspected Covid-19

Asylum applications in Europe fall to lowest level for a decade as borders closed; world faces worst food crisis in 50 yearsBurundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirusFauci: coronavirus pandemic that ‘took over the planet’ is far from overBrazil restores Covid-19 data to government websiteUK coronavirus updates – live 11.22am BST Amid the continuing controversy in the scientific community, Greece has resumed production of chloroquine to treat people with coronavirus, AFP re...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, World Health Organization


Coronavirus live news: asylum applications in Europe fall to lowest level for a decade as borders closed

WHO official walks back asymptomatic transmission comments; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years; Argentina records more than 1,000 daily casesFauci: coronavirus pandemic that ‘took over the planet’ is far from overBurundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirusBrazil restores Covid-19 data to government websiteAustralia coronavirus updates – live 8.26am BST Bulgaria will extend the epidemic emergency until the end of June to fight the spread of the coronavirus after an in...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Argentina, Bulgaria


Coronavirus live news: Argentina records more than 1,000 daily cases for first time

WHO official walks back asymptomatic transmission comments; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years; UK NHS waiting list could hit 10m. Follow the latest updatesFauci: coronavirus pandemic that ‘took over the planet’ is far from overWHO calls for new lockdowns in PakistanBrazil restores Covid-19 data to government websiteAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.26am BST Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty, unrest and instabili...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New Zealand, Argentina


Coronavirus live news: WHO urges Pakistan to reimpose lockdown as Brazil restores Covid-19 data

WHO official walks back asymptomatic transmission comments; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years; UK NHS waiting list could hit 10m. Follow the latest updatesMoscow relaxes lockdown despite high caseload; Nigerian deaths riseWHO calls for new lockdowns in PakistanBrazil restores Covid-19 data to government websiteAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST Talei Tora reports for the Guardian: Related: 1.12am BST Brazil on Tuesday restored det...
Tags: UK, Science, Supreme Court, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Pakistan, New Zealand


A risk-tailored approach to reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic

A tailored public health approach that accounts for variation in risks across populations, places and time could guide the next phase of Canada's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, argue authors in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Tags: Science, Canada


Changes in cropping methods, climate decoy pintail ducks into an ecological trap

After a severe drought gripped the Prairie Pothole Region of the U.S. and Canada in the 1980s, populations of almost all dabbling duck species that breed there have recovered. But not northern pintails. Now, a new study by a team of researchers suggests why -- they have been caught in an ecological trap.
Tags: Science, Canada


Huawei Executive One Step Closer to U.S. Extradition After Major Loss in Court

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, is much likelier to end up facing prison time in the United States after her legal strategy to avoid extradition from Canada suffered a massive blow on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Finance, China, Banking, Iran, Canada, United States, Telecommunications, Espionage, Sanctions, Huawei, Iran Sanctions, US China Trade War, Meng Wanzhou


Fatal Lyme carditis in a 37-year-old man shows need for awareness of unusual symptoms

Physicians and the public should be aware of the different presentations of Lyme disease, as people spend more time outside in the warmer weather and as areas in Canada where the black legged tick is found expand. Three articles in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), which describe a fatal case in a 37-year-old man, atypical skin lesions in a 56-year-old woman and severe neurological symptoms in a 4-year-old boy, illustrate the diversity in presentations.
Tags: Science, Canada, CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal


Cannabis is more effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 than hydroxychloroquine

A team of scientists from Canada have identified at least 13 strains of cannabis sativa they believe can aid in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The President of the United States of America has spent the past few weeks touting a dangerous drug called hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic treatment for COVID-19. Unfortunately, the president’s expertise is in reality TV, not medicine. Several studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine, a drug designed to treat malaria, has dangerous side-...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Insights, Tech, Canada, Donald Trump, United States of America, Coronavirus


Fitbit launches a COVID-19 early detection study, and you can join from the Fitbit app

Fitbit’s activity-tracking wearable devices are already being used by a number of academic institutions to determine if they might be able to contribute to the early detection of COVID-19 and the flu, and now Fitbit itself is launching its own dedicated Fitbit COVID-19 Study, which users can sign up for from within their Fitbit mobile app. The study will help the company figure out if it can successfully develop an algorithm to accurately detect a COVID-19 infection before the onset of sys...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, Canada, United States, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Influenza, Wearable Devices, Physician, Ambient Intelligence, Coronavirus, COVID-19


NUI Galway study compares the health of Irish children to those across Europe and Canada

A new report, Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-being, published today by WHO Regional Office for Europe, compiles extensive data on the physical health, social relationships and mental well-being of 227 441 schoolchildren aged 11, 13 and 15, from 45 countries. Irish children rank low on substance use such as smoking and drinking alcohol and high on physical activity. Ireland also ranks high for problematic social media use.
Tags: Europe, Science, Canada, Ireland, NUI Galway, WHO Regional Office, Spotlight on Adolescent Health


Team of Canadian and Italian researchers breaking new ground in materials science

A study by a team of researchers from Canada and Italy recently published in Nature Materials could usher in a revolutionary development in materials science, leading to big changes in the way companies create modern electronics.
Tags: Science, Canada, Italy


Coronavirus live news: Canada-US border to remain closed; Barcelona beaches to reopen

Spain death toll below 100 for third consecutive day; Afghanistan sees biggest one-day rise in new infectionsTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsChina puts city of Shulan under Wuhan-style lockdown after fresh casesUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - live Coronavirus latest: at a glance 4.25pm BST Eighty-three people have died from the coronavirus in Spain over the past 24 hours, making Tuesday the third consecutive day on which the death toll has ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific



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