Scientists

Canadian Copyright, Fair Dealing and Education, Part One: Making Sense of the Spending

The review of Canadian copyright law continues this week with the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology set to hear from Canadian ministers of education and the two leading copyright collectives, Access Copyright and Copibec. The committee review has now heard from dozens of witnes ...

Hurricanes: Stronger, Slower, Wetter in the Future?

Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century. While each storm’s transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a little slower-movin ...

Finding value in the left-overs

There were some surprise results when Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada released the results of the Residual Spectrum auction last week. Cogeco Connexions paid a little more than $24M to pick up pockets of spectrum in a variety of Ontario and Quebec communities as well as Victoria ...

Getting chipped

A January 23, 2018 article by John Converse Townsend for Fast Company highlights the author’s experience of ‘getting chipped’ in Wisconsin (US), I have an RFID, or radio frequency ID, microchip implanted in my hand. Now with a wave, I can unlock doors, fire off texts, login to my computer, a ...

Climate Science Deniers From Around Globe Rally Around Sacked Scientist Peter Ridd

Climate science denial groups from the UK, U.S., and Australia have leapt to support a controversial marine scientist who was fired from his job at an Australian university. Dr. Peter Ridd, formerly a professor at James Cook University (JCU), was sacked for repeated breaches of his employment ...

Top Funds' Activity in Q1 2018

Julia La Roche reports, Here's what the biggest hedge funds have been buying and selling:The stock trades that the biggest hedge fund managers made in the first quarter have been revealed.Hedge funds of a certain minimum size are required to disclose their long stock holdings in filings to the S ...

Hedy Lamarr documentary

It was the tech community which brought Hedy Lamarr’s scientific and technical accomplishments to light in the 1990s. The movie actress was better known for other aspects of her work and life. She was the first actress to portray an orgasm on screen, the movie was Ecstasy (in English), the year w ...

What 30 Years of Documents Show Shell Knew About Climate Science

There can be no mistake: as early as 1981, big oil company Shell was aware of the causes and dangers of climate change. These documents show Shell walking backwards. In the 1980s it was acknowledging anthropogenic global warming. Then, as the scientific consensus became more and more clear, it s ...

Royal Society Promotes Arctic Sustainability and Digital Transformation for G7

The Royal Society of Canada has declared Arctic sustainability and the role of digital technologies in society to be two of the most pressing issues of our time, in time for G7 political summit. Each year since 2005, the National Academies of the G7 countries have delivered joint statements in ti ...

Market update. Oil price pumps up investors

Canadian stocks driven by the oil price combined with international stock growth are the major contributors to this month’s positive performance. Investors enjoyed a relatively relaxing month of lower volatility in many sectors. It seems to be a case of investors taking a breather to see what pl ...