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Cognitive abilities vary among humans, is the same true of other species?

Just as some humans are smarter than others, the same is true of other species

Science gets the holiday spirit and produces the perfect Christmas tree

It retains its needles, has a beautiful shape and a pleasant smell

Frogs sing a rich song in the city but a simpler tune in the country

The male tungara frog of the Central American rainforest calls louder and more often in urban areas because there are fewer predators to be weary of.
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ICBC asks for 6.3% increase to basic insurance rates

ICBC is asking for a 6.3 per cent increase to basic insurance rates, as the B.C. government attempts to address a "financial dumpster fire" at the public auto insurer.
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Ford government to resume arbitration hearings with OMA

The Ford government will resume binding arbitration hearings with the association representing the province’s physicians, according to a memo the group’s head sent to members Friday afternoon.

Your dust bunnies are alive but fighting them with antibacterials is a bad idea

Dust microbes have antibiotic resistance genes, probably from overexposure to household antimicrobials

Is that baby so adorable you want to eat it up? You're committing 'cute aggression'

Cute aggression is your brain's response to a potentially paralyzing adorableness overdose.
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Gallant doesn't 'know exactly when' he recused himself from Francophonie Games decisions

Former premier Brian Gallant talked to the news media for the first time since the controversy broke out over the skyrocketing costs of the 2021 Francophonie Games.

A transplanted pig's heart lives for months in a baboon — is a human trial next?

"They've put together a sequence of advanced molecular and tissue engineering strategies to pull this off."

China's race to the moon — their new lander is a small step towards a great leap

China's plan to place a lander on the far side of the moon early in the New Year, is a sign of much bigger space exploration plans to come.

Holiday hors d'oeuvre alternatives to the problematic shrimp ring

Delicious bites to stand in for pricey ethically sourced shrimp.
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School breakfast program aims to get kids fed on weekends

Hunger doesn't take a break on the weekend so Winnipeg Harvest is testing something new this year in a school, called Breakfast2Go.
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Wisconsin governor signs bills that weaken incoming Democrats

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.
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New condo regulations will help owners, managers and boards, Alberta government says

New regulations announced on Friday will bring better transparency and clarity to condominium living in Alberta, the provincial government says.
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Man dies after being struck by truck in north-end Halifax

Gottingen Street between Uniacke Street and Prince William Street is expected to be closed for some time following a fatal collision.

Science gets the holiday spirit and produces the perfect Christmas tree

It retains its needles, has a beautiful shape and a pleasant smell

Dec. 15, 2018: Is China winning the race to the moon, pig heart transplants, cute aggression and more…

Dust is alive, frogs sing in the city and science engineers the perfect christmas tree

Brad Jacobs wins in extra end to stay unbeaten at the National

Brad Jacobs stole two points in an extra end for a 7-5 victory over Sweden's Niklas Edin at the National on Friday. Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., remained unbeaten at 4-0.

Is that baby so adorable you want to eat it up? You're committing 'cute aggression'

Cute aggression is your brain's response to a potentially paralyzing adorableness overdose.
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Vast majority of staff at Toronto jail afraid to go to work, report says

Howard Sapers, Ontario's Independent Adviser on Correctional Reform, has released a new report containing 42 recommendations to reduce inmate-on-staff violence in institutions across the province.

China's race to the moon — their new lander is a small step towards a great leap

China's new moon lander is part of an ambitious plan for space exploration
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Label fail: Why your apple juice likely isn't Canadian, despite the logos

American apple juice is clearly labelled, but Canada's rules leave consumers in the dark, with phrases like 'Canada Choice' or 'prepared in Canada.' Watch now.
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Goodale dismisses report that Canada will ban Huawei from 5G as 'speculation'

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is calling reports that Canada will soon formally ban the telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G network "speculation."

Frogs sing a rich song in the city but a simpler tune in the country

The male tungara frog of the Central American rainforest calls louder and more often in urban areas because there are fewer predators to be weary of.

Calgary teacher charged with sexual interference and unlawful confinement

A teacher in Calgary's northeast has been charged after police responded to reports that a teacher "had inappropriately touched several students."