They travel through space, and they’ve puzzled astronomers since they were first discovered just over decade ago. They’re called fast radio bursts, and thanks to a team of Canadian scientists, a new signal has been precisely located in a nearby galaxy. It’s a major step to figuring out where these enigmas
A Chinese scientist who set off an ethical debate with claims that he had made the world’s first genetically edited babies was sentenced Monday to three years in prison because of his research, state media said. He Jiankui, who was convicted of practising medicine without a licence, was also fined
Christmas celebrations generate a lot of trash. In their quest to reduce waste, some Canadian families are cutting back on more than just wrapping paper and disposable dishware — they’re also cutting back on presents. Those that do it say that’s key to reducing waste. They acknowledge it’s a challenge in a
Sick of threatening calls from the “Canada Revenue Agency” and sketchy offers for duct cleaning? Starting today, Rogers, Bell, and other telecommunications providers in Canada must implement systems that help block scammers from calling you. But it doesn’t cover all fraudulent calls. Here’s what you need to know. Why do telecom companies need to
Forget reheated, freeze-dried space grub. Astronauts are about to get a new test oven for baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The next delivery of supplies for the International Space Station — scheduled for liftoff this weekend — includes the Zero G Oven. Chocolate chip cookie dough is already up
How much did the oil industry know about the impact of fossil fuel emissions on the climate? When did they know it? And what did they do with that knowledge? Those are the central questions in a series of court cases attempting to hold companies accountable for their role in climate change.
In a new study published in Nature Astronomy on Monday, astronomers are pulling back the curtain on some of the mysteries behind our solar system’s first confirmed interstellar comet. The comet, 2I/Borisov, was discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov on Aug. 30, though its orbit was unknown. But by the end
Do you know where your recycling really goes after it’s been picked up? After several instances of Canadian plastic waste turning up overseas in places like the Philippines and Malaysia, CBC’s Marketplace wanted to track the lifecycle of Canadian plastic. Journalists bought bales of film plastic ready for recycling, hid