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Conservationist worried about copycats as wolf poisonings in Oregon go unsolved

After eight gray wolves were killed by poison in Oregon over the span of several months, conservationist Brooks Fahy says he’s worried there’s more slaughter to come.

Banksy offers millions to create arts centre in prison that once held Oscar Wilde

A campaign to turn a derelict prison into an arts hub has been given a major boost by Banksy — who says he didn't know about the building until he passed it, by chance, on a bus.

'It was callous,' says man laid off with 900 employees on Zoom call 

Christian Chapman is still reeling after his boss at U.S. mortgage company Better.com fired him and about 900 of his colleagues in one fell swoop during a company Zoom call last week.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

DJs call on UNESCO to protect Berlin techno music, because it's the 'signature of the city'

Berlin DJs, like Alan Oldham, are calling on the German government to apply for UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage protection for techno music.

Lawyer who helped female judges escape Afghanistan 'begging' Canada to take them in

Canada owes a debt to the dozens of Afghan women judges and lawyers who had to flee their home country after the Taliban seized control, says the U.K. lawyer who helped get them out.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Dec. 7, 2021

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Snowed-in Danish Ikea customers enjoy soft bedding and free food 

Michelle Barrett says sleeping in an Ikea overnight was a lot like staying in a nice hotel — minus the bill.

Government intervention needed to save endangered night sky, says scientist

As plans go ahead for mega-constellations of satellites over Earth, one researcher says one in every 15 points of light we see in the night sky could soon be a satellite.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Dec. 6, 2021

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Is Superman Circumcised? beats 'stiff' competition to win oddest book title prize

Roy Schwartz says he’s deeply honoured to win the Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year for his book Is Superman Circumcised? "I'm glad it rose to the challenge," he said.

After decades of dropping candy from the sky, this Inuk pilot is taking Christmas off

The jolly man who flies through the sky dropping presents to excited children is taking a break this Dec. 25. No, it's not Santa Claus: it's 76-year-old bush pilot Johnny May.
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Scientists are mapping the world's underground fungi network to fight climate change

There is a global blind spot in the fight against climate change, says evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers, and she is on a quest to map it out.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Dec. 3, 2021

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This researcher is digging up 'quirky' historical facts for anyone who wants one

Myko Clelland has promised a bespoke historical fact to anyone who retweeted him — but he says he may have bespoke too soon.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Dec. 2, 2021

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Phil Saviano, Catholic sex abuse whistleblower, remembered for having 'a spine of steel' 

Phil Saviano always said he came forward as a survivor of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest because he was dying of AIDS and had nothing to lose. But his brother, Jim Saviano, doesn’t buy it. He says Phil spoke out because he wanted to protect children and hold the church accountable — and he would have done so regardless of his health.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Dec. 1, 2021

When it comes to bird feeders, there's a pecking order — and 'size really matters'

As birds flock to feeders and compete with each other for seeds, a group of ornithologists have discovered that the feathered creatures follow a pecking order. 

A Parakeet Named Dreidel: A holiday reading by Socalled

In Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story A Parakeet Named Dreidel, the unexpected arrives in the form of a tropical bird on a cold Hanukkah night.

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