Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Technology

Gene variant may protect against severe COVID-19, scientists say

Scientists believe they have identified a specific gene variant that may protect against severe COVID-19 infection, something they say could...

Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON -- Months after requesting documents from more than a dozen social platforms, the House committee investigating the Capitol...

2021 was 6th warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA find. Canada definitely felt the heat | CBC News

The numbers are in: Earth is still running a fever. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual assessment of global temperatures and found that 2021 was the sixth warmest year on record.NOAA...

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains...

Omicron upends mathematical models tracking COVID-19

ST. JOHN'S -- The highly transmissible Omicron variant is forcing mathematicians to rework the models that have helped shaped Canada's...

As cities ban natural gas to cut emissions, Ontario is expanding its gas network | CBC News

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week:As cities ban...

‘People need to get their hands dirty’: Newfoundland diver cleans ocean floor, one discarded tire at a time | CBC Documentaries

Hell or Clean Water is now streaming on CBC Gem. Shawn Bath is familiar with danger.  He's spent two decades diving for spiny sea urchins and contending with the risk of frostbite and decompression sickness and...

Newly discovered rain frog named after climate activist Greta Thunberg

A newly discovered species of rain frog found in Panama has been named in honour of Swedish environmental activist Greta...

Microsoft stops making Xbox One consoles

Microsoft said on Thursday it has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles to focus on producing its next-generation consoles. "To focus...

Watch an endangered tiger cub take its 1st steps outdoors | CBC News

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger cub took its first steps outdoors this week, a month after it was born at a London zoo. Footage provided by the Zoological Society of London zoo shows the as-yet-unnamed cub strolling across...

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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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