Battle lines forming ahead of a looming U.S. privacy law fight


Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.


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

Grocery store produce Toronto

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.


Large Hadron Collider’s proposed replacement at CERN is really huge

future circular collider

A proposed 100-kilometre particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind’s knowledge of matter.


Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

Food Deadline Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Scientists in nutrition, health and sustainability compile what a healthy diet looks like — and also how to provide that food for a world population growing to 10 billion.


The magnetic north pole is moving, causing navigation issues


In recent decades, the Earth’s magnetic north pole has drifted rapidly from Canada’s coast toward Russia, causing navigation issues. That has prompted the U.S. military to ask scientists to compensate for its changing position.


Ancient quinoa seeds found in Ontario shed light on Indigenous trade

Tutela Quinoa Seeds

A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford, Ont., construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old, raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time.


World’s permafrost warming, with Siberia rising the most: study

Climate Siberian Meltdown

Scientists say the world’s permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 C over a decade.


Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

China Huawei

The founder of China’s Huawei, the world’s biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks.


Wind power making gains as competitive source of electricity


It’s taken a decade of technological improvement and a new competitive bidding process for electrical generation contracts, but wind may have finally come into its own as among the cheapest ways to create power.