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Mars probes to get close-up view of passing comet: Bob McDonald

By Bob McDonald, CBC News Posted: Oct 17, 2014 1:49 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 19, 2014 5:43 PM ET

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Bob McDonald is the host of CBC Radio’s award-winning weekly science program, Quirks & Quarks. 725 more words

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Futuristic space elevator could get boost from new diamond thread

For 100 years, futurists have dreamed about a device that could take people and goods into space without the use of expensive rockets or spaceships. 241 more words

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Encrypting smartphone data could thwart justice, FBI head says

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive. 736 more words

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GUD Alberta study aims to learn how digital world shapes kids

By Jon Tattrie, CBC News Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:42 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014 10:42 AM AT

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Jon Tattrie is a journalist and the author of several history books on Nova Scotia, including Day Trips From Halifax and Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax. 792 more words

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How foreign online streaming will upset the Bell and Rogers apple carts

Canadians who want to view specialty channels and watch their favourite shows must go through their cable providers, like Bell and Rogers.

But some industry experts say that may change. 746 more words

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Secret X-37B robotic space plane returns from 2-year orbital mission

A top-secret space plane landed safely at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. 231 more words

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Vaccinate gorillas against Ebola, Gorilla Doctors recommend

CBC News Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1:36 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014 2:20 PM ET

Veterinarians who care for wild gorillas want government permission to give the endangered animals an experimental Ebola vaccine in case of a nearby viral outbreak.  682 more words

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