Elizabeth Holmes set to be grilled by prosecution again
Elizabeth Holmes is set to resume testifying in her criminal trial Tuesday, marking her sixth day on the witness stand, and her second day of being questioned by the prosecution. Some of the focus may be on two words she's repeatedly cited in her defense: "trade secrets."
How chatbots are being used to train crisis counselors
Drew, a 21-year-old in Irvine, California, needs help: He's transgender, and after starting hormone replacement therapy he's facing harassment from coworkers. It's gotten so bad, Drew tells a crisis counselor via a text-based chat session, that he's considering suicide. He can't quit his job, however, because he needs the money.
Bitcoin's self-proclaimed inventor wins Florida trial over stash worth $54 billion
A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed on Monday in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin cache worth about $54 billion.
Canada's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine shows high efficacy
News/Health: Canada’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has shown high efficacy against infection during Phase 3 clinical trials, the drugmakers behind the plant-based shot reported Tuesday, fuelling hopes it could soon get a stamp of approval for use.
Archaeologist whose research in Yukon made waves in science world remembered
News/Canada/North: Jacques Cinq-Mars, a man perhaps best known for his research in some of the more remote parts of the Yukon, has died. His son, a colleague and a resident of Old Crow, where a large portion of his work took place, share their memories of Cinq-Mars.
What is the N.W.T. doing to protect its 'globally significant' peatlands?
News/Canada/North: Tom Lakusta, the manager of forest resources at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the territory is studying the impact wildfires have on carbon that's been collecting in the ground for thousands of years.
Ontario lab helps create medals from sunken USS Arizona to mark Pearl Harbor's 80th anniversary
News/Canada/Hamilton: A Hamilton laboratory operated by Natural Resources Canada is helping mark the 80th anniversary of the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor in a project it says will bring its work "full circle."
Instagram will now tell users when to take a break from using the app
Just a day before the head of Instagram will face questions from lawmakers over its child safety practices, the company is rolling out a handful of new features aimed at making it harder for users, particularly teenagers, to fall down rabbit holes that could be harmful to their mental health.
Coastal GasLink failed to fix nearly 2 dozen environmental violations along pipeline route, B.C. officials say
News/Canada/British Columbia: Officials have flagged numerous, ongoing environmental violations by Coastal GasLink that could harm sensitive waterways along the pipeline's route through northern B.C.
SEC probing Tesla after whistleblower alleges company hid solar panel fire risk
News/Business: The U.S. securities regulator has opened an investigation into Tesla Inc. over a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly notify its shareholders and the public of fire risks associated with solar panel system defects over several years, according to a letter from the agency.
N.W.T. peatlands store 24 billion tonnes of carbon and are worth protecting, experts say
News/Canada/North: An Indigenous environmentalist and an ecosystems scientist say the N.W.T. has a responsibility for protecting its peatlands, because they store a significant amount of carbon that will increase climate change if its released into the atmosphere.
Two students at Polytechnique Montréal reflect on how the tragedy shaped their paths
News/Canada/Montreal: Two engineering students reflect on how the 32nd anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre fuels their desire to inspire a new generation of women engineers and continue taking up space in the male-dominated industry.
Banned for decades, releasing oilsands tailings water is now on the horizon
News/Business: Tailing ponds have been growing for decades because it's been illegal to release their toxic water. Now, the federal government has begun developing regulations to allow oilsands operators in northern Alberta to begin releasing treated tailings water back into the environment. Currently, companies must store any water used to extract oil during the mining process because it becomes toxic.