Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday April 24 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

The problem of faking it in the science world

Can you trust the studies published in various science journals these days?

Well, perhaps not nearly as much as most scientists would like.

Dr Roger Pierson at the University of Saskatchewan has had to deal with fake research papers listed on the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of applicants for jobs, advancement, and tenure. He is a professor ...

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Province of Quebec: New premier, new cabinet, new tone

Canada's second most populous province, the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec, now has a new premier and a new government.

Sworn in on Wednesday afternoon (April 23) , Liberal Premier Phillippe Couillard talked of inclusion of all Quebecers and transparency from his new government.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has a report:

More information:
CBC News ...

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Risk of ‘city-killer’ asteroid worse than thought

The chance of a highly destructive asteroid hitting Earth is higher than scientists previously thought, according to a non-profit organization founded by former NASA astronauts and scientists, including one at Canada’s Western University. The B612 Foundation is trying to raise money to build a telescope that would be sent into space to better detect asteroids headed this ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian tenor Ben Heppner announces retirement from singing

Canada's celebrated tenor Ben Heppner has announced he is retiring from singing. "After much consideration, I've decided the time has come for a new era in my life. I'm setting aside my career as an opera and concert singer," he said Thursday (April 24).

"I'm going to be making a transition to new things," he told CBC News Thursday ...

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Canada’s Foreign Minister pays respects at Auschwitz

John Baird, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the Second World War Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp today (Thursday).

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister places flowers against the "executions wall" of the Auschwitz death camp, © AP photo -Czarek ...

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Chicken producers ban antibiotic that contributes to "superbugs"

It’s a  clear case of drug abuse, or at least misuse, and the Chicken Farmers of Canada has taken matters into their own hands.

Chicken farmers-particularly factory operations- across Canada will be ending use of Category-1 antibiotics starting next month.  These are a Health Canada class of antibiotics that are considered important in human medicine.

The long-held concern ...

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CBC trims budget of famous investigative program

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC-Radio-Canada is reducing the amount of money it spends on its investigative, French-language program, Enquête (Investigation.) The program is famous for having uncovered widespread corruption in the construction industry in the province of Quebec. That led to a public inquiry into fraud involving government bureaucrats, politicians, union officials and industry heads.

The broadcaster’s cuts ...

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Police return some of 7,000 pieces of stolen art

Canada’s national police, the RCMP, are touring the eastern province of Nova Scotia returning items stolen by convicted art thief John Tillman.

Tillman is in prison after pleading guilty to 40 charges. Police found 7,000 pieces of pilfered art, artefacts and Nazi memorabilia in his home. Many were stolen in broad day light by Tillman dressed as ...

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Federal cuts mean the end of Canada's world-class Cereal Research Centre

To most Canadians the name Cereal Research Centre means virtually nothing, but to grain farmers across the country, the CRC is an extremely well-known and important institution.

The research station will close this month as part of government austerity measures.

It marks the end of almost a century of scientific effort by ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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