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on Thu Jul 31 12:30 PM

Is gun ownership a legal right in Canada? - Politics

CBC

While announcing planned changes to Canada's gun laws last week, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney told a Powassan, Ont. crowd that "to possess a firearm is a right, and it's a right that comes with responsibilities." The Canadian Press put...
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on Tue Jul 29 9:00 AM

What Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Consciousness

MAKEUSEOF.COM

To the best understanding of modern medical science, you are a meticulously structured sack of volatile chemicals under pressure.  There is no reason to believe that there is anything at all special about your body, compared to that of...
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on Tue Jul 29 7:30 AM

Premier Alison Redford’s flights had ‘false passengers,’ auditor general says - Edmonton

CBC

A review by Alberta’s auditor general found “false passengers” were booked on at least a dozen government flights, making it possible for then Premier Alison Redford to fly alone with her entourage.
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on Thu Jul 24 7:08 PM

Detroit’s latest pension disgrace: A gaudy new arena at retirees’ expense

SALON

Taxpayers face major cuts to their negotiated benefits yet remain on the hook for the $283 million project
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on Thu Jul 17 7:23 PM

Alberta leadership hopeful Prentice lets carbon capture go

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

If elected premier, former federal cabinet minister says he would end key environmental projects
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on Mon Jul 14 9:11 AM

'Tornadoes of fire' in N.W.T. linked to climate change - North

CBC

Climate change is responsible for more frequent and larger forest fires such as the ones currently plaguing the Northwest Territories, says a professor in Edmonton. One resident who battled a fire burning near his father’s cabin east of...
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on Thu Jul 10 8:13 AM

Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies have shown that youth experience most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it...
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on Thu Jul 10 8:13 AM

Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies have shown that youth experience most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it...
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on Mon Jul 7 7:57 PM

Study suggests link between oilsands and Fort Chip illnesses - Edmonton

CBC

A study conducted by First Nations groups and scientists from the University of Manitoba suggests the Alberta oilsands are in part to blame for some health concerns in the downstream community of Fort Chipewyan.
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on Wed Dec 31 7:00 PM

The new atomic age: building smaller, greener electronics

SPACE DAILY

Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Jul 09, 2014 In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward. The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry...
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