100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science

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TweetYumA hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from […]

Space Cases: The Weirdest Legal Claims in Outer Space

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TweetYumIn January, a Quebec man named Sylvio Langvein walked into a courthouse in Canada and filed a suit declaring himself owner of the planets in our solar system, four of Jupiter’s moons, and the interplanetary space between. As we enter an era when people are seriously advocating that the U.S. establish property rights on the […]

Anonymous warns Canada Grand Prix fans of fresh plot

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TweetYumShareThis Anonymous warns Canada Grand Prix fans of fresh plot 30 May 2012 Hacker group Anonymous is threatening another attack on Formula One during the Canadian Grand Prix on June 10 in support of protesting Quebec students. They have warned potential attendees to the event that they might be able to access their credit card […]

Game Over for the Climate

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TweetYumShareThis Game Over for the Climate By James Hansen 10 May 2012 Global warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless […]

Could climate change make Canada a future superpower?

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TweetYum + In Laurence C. Smith’s new book “The World in 2050,” which focuses on the effects of climate change over the next 40 years, it is theorized that Canada could become a global superpower. Mr. Smith believes that the warmer temperatures will bring out more natural resources such as water, oil and gas. This […]