Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Technology

Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to...

Microplastics accumulating in rivers and in the air but solutions are available | CBC Radio

Microplastic pollution is usually associated with the oceans, where it's been widely studied. Two new studies have examined the accumulation of these tiny particles, often barely visible to the human eye, in rivers and in our air.  One...

Anemia could be a challenge for astronauts, new Canadian study suggests | CBC News

The next "giant leap" for humans may be a trip to Mars, but having enough oxygen-carrying red blood cells for the journey might present a challenge, new research suggests. Even space tourists lining up for short trips...

Anemia in astronauts could be a challenge for space missions

The next "giant leap" for humans may be a trip to Mars, but having enough oxygen-carrying red blood cells for...

Permafrost threatening infrastructure in Arctic

Half of the infrastructure in the Arctic could be at risk of damage due to thawing permafrost over the next 30 years,...

Facebook faces US$3.2B U.K. class action over market dominance

LONDON -- Social media giant Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, faces a 2.3 billion pound plus (US$3.2 billion plus)...

Ottawa must work with Indigenous communities to mitigate climate disasters, experts say | CBC News

First Nations and Indigenous communities in Canada need more support from the federal government to cope with future disasters related to climate change, according to a new report on Canada's disaster resilience. Although people living in these...

North Korean hackers stole US$400 million in cryptocurrency in 2021: report

SEOUL -- North Korea launched at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms that extracted nearly US$400 million worth of digital...

An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground

A breeding colony of 60 million fish has been discovered in Antarctica's ice-covered Weddell Sea - a unique and previously...

Microsoft opens harassment investigation sought by investors

SEATTLE -- Microsoft said Thursday it is opening an inquiry into how it responds to workplace sexual harassment and gender...

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Rand crashes through R16/$, gold takes knock | Fin24

The rand took a hard hit on Tuesday, falling through...
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