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Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin successfully launches another capsule to the edge of space
News/Technology & Science: Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin company strapped two employees into a fuelled rocket for practice but pulled them out shortly before sending the capsule to the edge of space on Wednesday with only a test dummy.
Warm weather, lack of ice likely factors in sluggish polar bear harvest: Nunatsiavut government
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: Only five of 12 licences to harvest polar bears have been filled on the north coast of Labrador, and the Inuit government says weather and climate explain this year's drop.
If a pill could ease your heartbreak or enhance your relationship, would you take it?
Radio/Ideas: Love potions are the stuff of fiction, but in recent years, a field of research has emerged that is exploring how to use MDMA, antidepressants and other drugs to manipulate the neurological and hormonal processes related to falling in and out of love.
Canadian medical students in St. Vincent pull 'all-nighters' to help evacuees after volcano eruptions
Claire Matlock went from handling final exams as a medical student in St. Vincent to helping people devastated by the La Soufrière volcano eruption — and the volunteer efforts of the Kitchener, Ont., resident and her friends have extended far beyond expectations.
Wildlife concerns still lingering as public hearings into Baffinland's expansion resume
News/Canada/North: Nunavut’s Qikiqtaaluk communities are still concerned about the impact on marine wildlife if production ramps up at the Mary River mine. The issue was brought up Monday in Iqaluit during the first day of the final public hearings into Baffinland’s Phase 2 expansion proposal.
Wastewater data shows shutdown may be improving COVID-19 numbers
News/Canada/Ottawa: Ottawa's wastewater data is on the rise, telling a stark story of the COVID-19 crisis hitting the city, but it's also showing a sign off hope that might indicate the provincewide shutdown is starting to bring numbers under control.
NASA prepares for a historic helicopter flight — on Mars
News/Technology & Science: Roughly 278 million kilometres away, a small, 1.8 kilogram helicopter is waiting to take its place in the history books alongside the Wright Brothers. It will be the first aircraft to fly on another planet.
Project to make jet fuel from waste fats, oils gets big financial lift from federal government
News/Canada/Edmonton: A group led by University of Alberta professor David Bressler has received a $2.89M for its work to convert renewable materials into fuel that can be used by jet engines.
Canada's greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in first year of carbon tax: report
News/Politics: Greenhouse gas emissions in Canada ticked up slightly in 2019 — the first year that the national carbon pricing mechanism was in place — according to a new report published today by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Grizzly bears prefer walking on gentle slopes at a leisurely pace like humans, study says
News/Canada/Edmonton: Grizzly bears seem to favour gently sloping or flat trails like those commonly used by people, which can affect land management practices in wild areas, says an expert who has written a paper on their travel patterns.