Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid violent crackdown


Zimbabwe is in a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said Friday, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase.


Huawei to grow Canadian R&D budget to make equipment more secure: president

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The president of Huawei Canada says it will be getting a piece of the $2 billion US that its global Chinese parent will spend over five years to hire more software engineers to make its equipment more secure, resilient and efficient.


For the good of the planet, can we curb our addiction to road salt?

Road salt

In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the environmental effects of road salt, the Amazon Book of Codes project and geothermal power worldwide.


Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

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Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, Canadian-led research has found.


Trump says U.S. will develop space-based missile defence

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Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks.


Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts


Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news.


Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 ancestry DNA kits to the test


Last spring, Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and her identical twin sister, Carly, bought DNA ancestry kits from five of the most popular companies in the industry. Find out why some of the results they received left a team of computational biologists at Yale University baffled.


Lunar eclipse to darken Canadian skies this weekend — here’s how you can see it

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On Jan. 20 or 21 (depending on where you are in the country), Canada will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. It’s being hailed on social media as the “super blood wolf moon,” though it’s not really different from any other total lunar eclipse. That is, it’ll still be magnificent.


Chinese envoy to Canada warns of ‘repercussions ‘ if Ottawa bans Huawei from 5G mobile phone network

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China’s envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa of possible repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, the latest blast in a deepening bilateral dispute.


More than half of all food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, report says

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A whopping 58 per cent of all food produced in Canada – 35.5 million tonnes – is lost or wasted, according to a new report, and about a third of that wasted food could be “rescued” and sent to communities in need across the country.