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In Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets)

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A new doctors’ union is organizing job actions and demanding greater pay than the $8,670 one surgeon said he was making.

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects

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No one at the Pentagon is saying that the objects are extraterrestrial, but the Navy has issued new classified guidance for reporting unexplained aerial phenomena.

Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?

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A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?

B.C. enlists cattle to help fight wildfires in targeted grazing program

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The B.C. Cattlemen's Association will investigate how to use cattle to manage fine fire fuels, including cured grass, fallen leaves, needles, and small twigs that ignite easily.

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Sandberg won't appear before committee, could be found in contempt of Parliament

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Canadian MPs are warning that Facebook's top officials could be found in contempt of Parliament if they continue to ignore a subpoena to testify in Ottawa this week, as representatives for the company...

Man caught smuggling nearly 5,000 leeches in luggage

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A Niagara Falls, Ont., man has been fined $15,000 after he was caught flying into Canada with a suitcase full of leeches.

MacKenzie Bezos pledges to give away half her $37B fortune to charity

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MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and founder of an anti-bullying organization, has pledged half her fortune to charity, following in the footsteps of billionaires Warren Buffett and...

In a new book, James Fell says 'ah-HA!' moments are what can really change your life

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Health and fitness columnist James Fell has spent the last decade helping people change their bodies with his newspaper columns and popular Body for Wife blog. (His work has appeared...

We found 19 new high-tech fitness devices — and you'll want them all

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Hi-tech health and fitness devices were the hot trend at the giant 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held last month Las Vegas. From conglomerates to tiny start-ups, the number of companies...

Cramming in a workout and a healthy meal when there's just no time!

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Around the second week of February is when 80% of New Year’s resolutions permanently fall by the wayside, say some reports. But it doesn’t have to be that way. From...

Work out like Chris Hemsworth: ‘Avengers’ actor has a new health & fitness app

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After years of bulking up to wield Thor’s hammer in that trilogy or the Marvel “Avengers” movies, actor Chris Hemsworth gets as much interest for his workouts as he does...

Keto? Whole30? Paleo? Lunchtime meals deliver

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Brown-bagging healthful lunches is a lot easier when they’re prepped, packed and ready to pull out of the refrigerator. And companies are increasingly delivering that convenience to those on specific...

A food revolution is coming for those fed up with ‘toxic food culture’

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From a food summit for anyone to an exclusive retreat in Malibu, from foraging in the woods to yoga in the desert, an upcoming clutch of wellness happenings offers something...

Katie Arnold is running for her life

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Everything about Katie Arnold’s debut memoir suggests it’s about running, starting with the title, “Running Home.” But only a few pages in, you realize it’s more about finding your way...

NIH and radiology societies map path for translational research on AI in medical imaging

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A new report, with contributions from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a roadmap for translational research on artificial...

Sound Waves Bypass Visual Limitations to Recognize Human Activity

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Video cameras continue to gain widespread use to monitor human activities for surveillance, health care, home use and more, but there are privacy and environmental limitations in how well they...

Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon 'Pushes The Needle' In Science

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The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo recently hosted the third annual Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon, giving experts in life sciences and IT the opportunity to FAIR-ify a range of existing...

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Charles Babbage Award

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Ian Foster has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Charles Babbage Award for his outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorithms, and...

Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction

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Researchers at Houston Methodist have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. According to a...

Beyond the Beaker: 3M scientists tell their stories

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Science Over the 26 years, this scientist averaged five patents a year. In Beyond the Beaker, a 3M video series, scientists share talk about...

Naturally pink chocolate is finally here. But how is it made?

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Science This rosy treat remains shrouded in mystery. Barry Callebaut, creators of the coveted “ruby chocolate,” says they’re finally bringing the pink-hued sweet stateside....

Man with severe asthma says new police powers unfair for people unable to do breath test

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A B.C. man with severe breathing issues who recently had his car impounded and driver's licence suspended — twice — says new rules that allow police across the country to pull over any...

Doug Ford reverses retroactive funding cuts amid fierce pressure from Toronto

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is reversing this year's cuts to municipal funding, though future cuts will continue as planned. "We're a government that listens," Ford said.

Man caught smuggling nearly 5,000 leeches in luggage

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A Niagara Falls, Ont., man has been fined $15,000 after he was caught flying into Canada with a suitcase full of leeches.

WHO agrees to watered-down resolution on transparency in drug costs

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World Health Organization members agreed to push for clearer drug pricing but stepped back from proposals by activists to force pharmaceutical firms to disclose the costs.

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for funds

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Amid a swirling economic crisis and protests over budget cuts for research in Argentina, one scientist has found a novel way to fundraise: winning money on a television game show.

Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane

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Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely...

Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China

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British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which will seek regulatory approval for the pigs in...