1,428 dolphins killed on Faroe Islands in traditional hunt
News/Science: More than 1,400 white-sided dolphins were killed in the Faeroe Islands in the North Atlantic this weekend as part of a traditional hunt. Animal rights activists say it is the largest single hunt of whales or dolphins ever documented.
North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles
News/World: North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defences, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in duelling displays of military might.
Ebola virus in survivors can trigger outbreaks years after infection
Ebola survivors can relapse and trigger outbreaks at least five years after infection, and long-term follow-up of former patients is needed to prevent devastating flare-ups, according to new research. Scientists already knew Ebola could lie dormant in survivors, who test negative because the virus is in tissue rather than circulating in the blood.
The wealthier, the greener: Why trees are more common in higher-income neighbourhoods
News/Canada/Montreal: A CBC News analysis shows the higher the median income of a neighbourhood in Montreal, the more extensive the tree cover. In other Canadian cities and beyond, researchers are tracking similar dynamics between green space and socioeconomic status, and looking for solutions to address the imbalance.
Climate change cited as reason to deny injunction extension over logging in B.C.
News/Canada/British Columbia: Public concerns over climate change should play a large part in deciding whether a B.C. forestry company is granted an extension to an injunction against protests over the logging of old-growth forests, a court heard Wednesday.
Former Theranos lab worker details concerns about company's ability to conduct blood tests
Erika Cheung, a former Theranos lab worker turned whistleblower, testified Wednesday during the trial of founder Elizabeth Holmes about how she grew increasingly uncomfortable about the startup's ability to accurately conduct blood tests on patients.
How to practice religion could be a big question for some space tourists
For centuries, a setting sun has signaled the end of fasting rituals on holidays such as Ramadan and Yom Kippur, a cue to tuck into a delicious meal after a full day of deprivation. But what if the sun's clockwork were to suddenly change, as it does for astronauts riding aboard the International Space Station, which whips around the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, giving passengers 16 sunrises and sunsets each day?
SpaceX set to make history with 1st all-civilian crew launched into orbit
News/Science: A billionaire and three less wealthy private citizens are set to blast off on a SpaceX rocket at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit. You can watch live here, starting 7 p.m. ET
Most nations fall far short in plans to curb climate change, report finds
News/Science: Nearly every nation, including Canada, is coming up short — most of them far short — in their efforts to fight climate change, and the world is unlikely to hold warming to the internationally agreed-upon limit, according to a new scientific report.
Instagram says it's working on body image issue after report details 'toxic' effect on teen girls
Instagram says it's looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical appearance after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook researchers have repeatedly found that the photo-sharing platform is toxic for teen girls.
Meet the billionaire and his crew mates set to blast off on SpaceX's 1st private flight
News/Science: Billionaire Jared Isaacman, the American founder and CEO of an e-commerce firm, will lead three fellow spaceflight novices on a three-day trip to orbit the Earth set to begin Wednesday with blastoff from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.