Webb telescope arrives safely. Now, Canadian astronomers are ready to unravel the mysteries of the universe
News/Science: The James Webb Space Telescope arrived safely at its new home on Monday, 1.5 million kilometres from Earth. Canadian astronomers are now waiting to look back in time to when our universe was in its infancy — and to unravel the secrets of our existence.
Four attorneys general sue Google for 'deceptive' location tracking
A bipartisan group of attorneys general sued Google on Monday, alleging that the technology giant has used "dark patterns" and deceptive practices to track users' physical location even when those users have made efforts to block Google from doing so.
Meta is building an AI supercomputer
Facebook has long bet that artificial intelligence can help it with the difficult task of moderating posts from its billions of users. Now its parent company is taking a step that could move it closer to that elusive goal: building its first supercomputer.
Fort Frances was the first Ontario town to ban single-use plastics. So how'd it go?
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: One year after Fort Frances, Ont., became the first municipality in Ontario to ban single-use plastics, some businesses and customers say the transition to recyclable and compostable alternatives has been relatively smooth.
DFO scientists' union says members' work in N.L. undermined by industry and political interference
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: The union representing scientists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada is accusing lobbyists, industry, senior members of the department and at least one politician of undermining the work of their members in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada's nuclear waste body ousted liaison for being 'too much on the side of the community,' lawsuit claims
News/Canada/London: The Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Canada is being sued by a former employee who claims he was constructively dismissed because he was "too much on the side of the community."
Ireland's data centers are an economic lifeline. But environmentalists say they're wrecking the planet
In the west of Ireland lies a medieval market town, its roots steeped in legend. Beyond the labyrinth of narrow streets of the center are the chimney stacks of housing developments that still puff coal and peat. Past those homes, on the outskirts of Ennis, is an unremarkable but huge plot of land, nestled between a power station and farmland where cattle and sheep graze. This is where a mysterious company has applied to develop a new data center the size of 22 American football fields.
Calgary bird count maps reveal where magpies and geese flock to
News/Canada/Calgary: With his passion for data and geography, freelance urban ecologist Matt Wallace has crunched spreadsheets worth of bird count data into several heat maps, each revealing where certain species were spotted most, or least, in the city.