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Israel builds Star Wars-like laser cannons to shoot down rockets

US President Ronald Reagan announced 31 years ago this week that the United States would produce the Strategic Defense Initiative (aka the “Star Wars” program). For those ...
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Facebook at 10: What’s the future of social media?

The name Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t yet a household name on Feb. 4, 2004, when the 19-year-old computer programmer launched a web-based system to connect college students. But a ...
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Hocus Pocus: Pseudo-science strikes again

If you are the least bit interested in or trusting of things like… science… you need to read this . It’s insane. It’s a blog post by a woman who seems to reject ...
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What to know for the next ice-storm apocalypse

The past three days were labelled a “catastrophe” by Toronto’s electric company – a power outage affecting more than half of the Greater Toronto Area during some of the coldest ...
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One mom’s stab at the anti-vaccine movement

A few days ago I engaged in, yet another, highly charged debate about the safety of vaccines and the suggestion by the anti-vaccine movement that there is a proven link between vaccines ...
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France claims first artificial heart operation

A French company has found a way to replace a broken heart – for about five years. A patient at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris has received the first artificial heart, ...
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Government Health Care: Good Intentions with Deadly Consequences

When it comes to healthcare policy, liberals have long obsessed with quantity rather than quality. On both sides of the Canada-US border, healthcare legislation has been about getting ...
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One Astronaut’s Space Quilting Experiment

Karen Nygard is making space engaging in a whole new way Karen Nyberg is a Flight Engineer with 37th Expedition Crew of the International Space Station, and has had a distinguished ...
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Garmin hits high notes with new device

Whether it’s your first GPS or an upgrade, some of the first things one might notice about the Garmin NÜvi 2597 LMT is the device’s simple controls, easy to read manual, and ...
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The organic hepatitis outbreak: We need organic field testing

Today’s organic consumer is well informed. They have made the connection between quality of life and their own personal responsibility as for how it’s going to play out for them. ...
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