Monday, December 23, 2013

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Monday December 23 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Mapping the bullfrog genome to help in human diagnosis

Scientists in west coast British Columbia are studying the genome of the bullfrog to get a better understanding of how chemicals in the environment may affect humans.

Caren Helbing PhD, is professor of bio-chemistry in the Department of Bio-Chemistry and Micro-biology  at the University of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast.

Surprisingly, the frog ...

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The Expos dream lives on

Dreams die hard in baseball. Maybe because, unlike so many other sports, there is no time clock. The game is over when only  when one team gets 27 outs and not before. And make no mistake, a Major League dream remains alive for many in Montreal, including former Montreal Expo Warren Cromartie and his legion of hard-core followers. Cromartie heads ...

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ARTS- Book:Non-fiction: Marc Dauphin- Combat Doctor

On this edition of our spotlight on arts, culture, and lifestyle, an eye-opening look at the lifesaving work of medical staff during the war in Afghanistan.

Dr.Marc Dauphin shortly after dealing with new cases. In the background, staff are ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Tug of war over uses of video battles

It had to happen, right? Art--in the form of video games that imitate life (sort of)--being used to train the kinds of soldiers that the games were based on in the first place.

Video games, including commercial, first-person shooting games--are going to play a bigger role in training the Canadian military. Or then again, maybe they won't.

Of ...

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Worst ice storm in Toronto memory moving through eastern Canada

At the height of the Christmas travel and shopping weekend, one of the worst ice storms in Canada's largest city struck.

Ice heavy branches also fell on cars and houses causing extensive damage © CBC

Over 250,000 people ...

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Historical radio anniversary, Dec 23, 1900, Dec 24 1906

While Marconi is often credited as being the, or at least, a father of radio, he was in fact experimenting with wireless telegraphy. His spark technology was also a dead end and would be abandoned by 1912.

At the same time, a Canadian working for the US Weather service, was developing actual radio technology,

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Rob Ford takes the cake

Say one thing for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. He can leave 'em laughing. At least on late-night television in the United States as he became maybe the most famous Canadian since Wayne Gretzky. Right up there is the current pantheon with Justin Bieber.

First Ford said he never smoked crack; then he said, well, maybe he had, but couldn't ...

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US children’s advocacy group criticizes NORAD tracking Santa

For decades, NORAD- North American Aerospace Defence Command- has been tracking Santa’s progress as he leaves the North Pole and flies south to deliver presents around the world.

NORAD monitors the northern airspace, much of it Canadian and the tradition began back with NORAD’s predecessor the Continental Air Defence Command (CONAD).

In 1955, a Colorado company had a ...

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Keeping food safe during the holidays

Canada may be a cold country, but homes are centrally heated and food kept too long outside the refrigerator can go bad and make people sick. During the holiday season people often lay out foods buffet-style at parties or family gatherings, and food safety experts say they need to be careful the temperature of the food doesn’t rise ...

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