Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday February 13 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Overcoming the scientific language barrier through art

To an outsider, scientists communicating with other scientists often seem like they’re speaking in an incomprehensible language.


Graham Strickert (PhD) © U Saskatchewan

Scientists for their part are often frustrated in trying to get their research information understood ...

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Global group decries Canadian wolf bounties


Conservationists say placing bounties on wolves would be unacceptable in many countries. © Lu Carbyn

Programs that offer cash for wolf carcasses in the western province of Alberta don’t work and the government should ban them, says the largest ...

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The state of radio in Canada

The importance of radio is being celebrated in countries around the world on this UNESCO World Radio Day (February 13). In Canada, radio's crucial role as a source of immediate news and music has faded, faced with competition from television, and then the Internet.

But despite this competition and Canada's media concentration, radio still remains an important, if ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

MM&A railway had repeated brake violations before Lac-Mégantic train tragedy

The railway company involved in a tragic train derailment which killed 47 people in the Canadian city of Lac-Mégantic had repeated infraction notices for violations of the rules surrounding the securing of trains, according to new media reports. Despite the violations, the ministry, Transport Canada, never imposed any sanctions on Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. (MM&A).

Those violations, documented ...

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Minister leads first Canadian trade mission to Iraq in 25 years

Canada is expanding its presence in Iraq to support Iraqis in their efforts to build a brighter future,” said Canada's Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich as she led Canada's first trade mission to Iraq in 25 years.

During a four-day visit, the Minister travelled to Basra, Baghdad and Erbil with a delegation of Canadian business leaders, ...

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Enlisting citizens to help science

 Scientists want to get a much better idea of what’s happening to the world’s bird populations. They've found the best way to do it is get citizens involved in counting and identifying birds that they see during a specific period.

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Art posted on the internet used without permission

An artist from western Canada is warning others to be careful when posting their work online, after hers was taken without permission and sold by a large U.S. retailer. Winnipeg’s Kal Barteski learned this week that one of her paintings had been reproduced on a handbag and was being sold at a J.C. Penney store in Florida.

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Captain's "reckless decision" led to the loss of the Bounty

The (HMS) Bounty, one of the world’s few remaining tall ships was lost in Hurricane Sandy on October 29 in 2012.


The Bounty was built in Nova Scotia for the 1962 MGM film "Mutiny on the Bounty" and since used in ...

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Ancient DNA reignites debate over native origins

The DNA of toddler buried 12,600 years ago has rekindled heated debate over whether the natives of North America originated in Asia or Europe.

The partial skeleton of a one-year-old boy was found in Montana, U.S.A. in 1968 and has now yielded a full genome sequence. It indicates his people were direct ancestors of many of today’s aboriginal people ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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