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11.24.17

He Went to a Bar 15 Years Ago and Was Never Seen Again

Dave MacDermott vanished in one night in Kitchener under strange circumstances and his family is still looking for answers.

11.22.17

A Canadian University Asks Black Student to Prove Minorities Exist on Campus

University of Waterloo asked Fiqir Worku—who was trying to develop services for racialized minorities—to collect information on the school’s racial demographics by herself.

7.24.17

This Is the Prototype Pod Designed by Canada's Only Hyperloop Team

Undergrads at the University of Waterloo are working to qualify the Goose II for a race in August.

3.22.17

Canada Is Investing $2 Billion in a Climate Disaster Mitigation Fund

In its new federal budget, Canada invests in machine learning and teaching kids to code, but offers no real plan for how to address workplace automation.

11.9.16

The Threat of a Brain Drain Under a Trump Presidency Is Real

Top science and tech talent could choose to set up in other countries that are more hospitable to their work.

9.21.16

The Canadian Government Has Funded a Notorious Censorship Company for a Decade

Netsweeper may be building a 'Great Firewall' in Bahrain.

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5.27.16

How a Scientist on Earth Is Studying a Floating Astronaut’s Veins

Astronauts’ arteries undergo troubling changes in space. A Canadian scientist is trying to figure out why.

5.4.16

A Canadian Startup Wants to Replace Drone Batteries With a Gas Engine

This range extender could keep drones in the sky for two hours or longer.

3.26.16

Canadian Cops Arrest An Ontario Student on Suspicion He Intended to Join a Terrorist Group

The 23-year-old Ontario man was arrested on terrorism and weapons charges by Canadian cops on Friday, as Canadian cops try to stem the flow of foreign fighters.

12.1.15

This Startup Wants WiFi to Be the New Burglar Alarm

Wireless signals aren't just for sending emojis.

11.30.15

Why BlackBerry Is Leaving Pakistan at the End of the Year

The troubled smartphone manufacturer says it would rather leave the market than compromise users’ privacy.

10.13.15

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Canadian Roads in 2016

Ontario is "open for business," regulators say.

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