The science behind why police now believe they have the right suspect in Christine Jessop's murder
News/Investigates: Calvin Hoover, who died by suicide in 2015, will never know that it was his own distant relatives' use of a genealogy website that helped police and forensic genealogists label him as a Christine Jessop's murderer.
Tim Hortons, Burger King to offer reusable, returnable containers
News/Technology & Science: Tim Hortons and Burger King have signed a deal with TerraCycle's Loop program to test an option that would allow customers to pay a deposit and receive their order in reusable, returnable cups and food packaging.
How this un-crushable beetle survives being run over by a car
News/Technology & Science: It's a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug's crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings.
New study of medieval plagues offers insight into spread of COVID-19, researchers say
News/Canada/Hamilton: The number of people who died from the Black Death in the 14th century doubled about every six weeks, while the doubling rate from the Great Plague in the 17th century was every two weeks according to a new study out of McMaster University that researchers say relates to the current pandemic.
Trio returns to Earth after 6 months aboard International Space Station
News/Technology & Science: A trio of space travellers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos' Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed in Kazakhstan.
Climate change driving food insecurity in First Nations while government stands by, report says
News/Politics: The federal government is not doing enough to support First Nations communities contending with food insecurity problems made worse by climate change — and is aggravating the situation by failing to adequately reduce greenhouse gas emissions — says a new report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch.
COVID-19 outbreaks at foreign mink farms have fur breeders on high alert
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: Canadian fur breeders are closely eyeing a series of coronavirus outbreaks at European and American mink farms that have forced authorities to cull millions of animals that may have contracted the disease.
New study suggests fish farms raise risk of exposure to infectious disease for wild B.C. salmon
News/Canada/British Columbia: A new study suggests that the presence of active fish farms in B.C. waters can more than double the chance of finding genetic material from organisms that cause disease in wild salmon.
Canadian professor's website helps Russia spread disinformation, says U.S. State Department
News/Technology & Science: Ahead of the U.S. elections on Nov. 3, the FBI has identified Russian proxy sites as a major source of "malign foreign influence." According to the U.S. State Department, a site run by a retired University of Ottawa professor has the biggest reach.
Armenia claims it found Canadian tech on downed Turkish drone
News/Politics: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community today to follow Canada’s example by suspending exports of military technology to Turkey — after his defence officials claimed they had found Canadian components on a downed Turkish drone.