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"It has become apparent in the past few years that the electrons involved in superconductivity can form patterns, stripes or checkerboards, and exhibit different symmetries - aligning preferentially along one direction," said Professor Hawthorn. "These patterns and symmetries have important consequences for superconductivity - they can compete, coexist or possibly even enhance superconductivity."
New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to harness the potential of materials that could provide lossless energy storage, levitating trains and ultra-fast supercomputers.
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BREAKING: Toronto City Council sent a strong message to the federal government today, as it supported a crucial CRTC ruling that aims to ensure Canadians have affordable options for fibre Internet access.

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He Placed A Wine Glass Over A Candle - The Rest Is Some Kind of Magic

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Want to know when your old furnace or washing machine is going to give out? Here's a guesttimate of the life cycle of all sorts of parts of your house
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Refrigerators today are built to last about 5 years.
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Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a rare clay used as medicine by aboriginals in northern B.C. contains antibacterial properties that could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Some 400 kilometres north of Vancouver, on the Heiltsuk First Nation's traditional territory, sits a 400-million kilogram deposit of glacial clay in Kisameet Bay that scientists believe was formed near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago.

The grey-green clay, known as Kisolite, has been used for centuries by the Heiltsuk First Nations to treat a range of ailments including ulcerative colitis, arthritis, neuritis, phlebitis, skin irritation, and burns. Locals have also historically used the clay for eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Now UBC researchers say the clay exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens.
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C-51 in a nutshell, courtesy of our friends at Stop C-51: Toronto
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The Liberals were the initial driving force of legislating online government spying. Harper did their dirt work. Good luck repealing it.
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In the city of Flint, lead-poisoned water has been piped into homes and offices since 2014, causing widespread illness and potentially permanent brain damage among its youngest residents.
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The day after Canada signed the TPP (and a Leger poll found huge opposition to the agreement's IP and ISDS provisions), the shift toward consultation and study can continue in earnest. Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, used the…
The day after Canada signed the TPP (and a Leger poll found huge opposition to the agreement's IP and ISDS provisions), the shift toward consultation and study can continue in earnest. Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, used the signing to emphasize once again that signing is not the same as ratifying and that the government is committed to a robust Parliamentary and public review of the agreement. The Trouble with th...
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The clock is ticking as Canada is only 48 hours away from signing the TPP in New Zealand.

This is our last chance to speak up, because no signing = no ratifying. Tell trade ministers: don't sign the TPP https://dontsignthetpp.net/

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This is it – the date is set, and we have less than two weeks to make sure our leaders hear us: we do NOT want the TPP. Help us scrap this bad deal once and for all http://om4.me/ZUp
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The Trouble with the TPP series this week has focused on issues such as the failure to obtain a full cultural exception and the weak e-commerce rules that do little to assist online businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises. Yet the…
The Trouble with the TPP series this week has focused on issues such as the failure to obtain a full cultural exception and the weak e-commerce rules that do little to assist online businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises. Yet the Canadian digital failure goes even further. While other countries saw the opportunity to use the TPP to advance their domestic online sector through side agreements, Canada remained on the sidelines...
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I find this very concerning for many reasons, but I imagine it has always been the case when recruiting for the military. Who in their right mind wants to go to war?
What we know about people coming out of dysfunctional families is they often gravitate towards environments where there is structure and safety," says Dr. Greg Passey
About half of Canada's soldiers have a history of child abuse, which is significantly higher than the general population, indicates a new study led by a Manitoba researcher.
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Culture and the TPP has yet to garner much attention, but that is a mistake. The TPP departs from longstanding Canadian policy by not containing a full cultural exception and creates unprecedented restrictions on policies to support the creation of…
Culture and the TPP has yet to garner much attention, but that is a mistake. The TPP departs from longstanding Canadian policy by not containing a full cultural exception and creates unprecedented restrictions on policies to support the creation of Canadian content. The Canadian position on trade and culture has been consistent for decades with successive governments requiring a full exemption for the cultural industries. The exemption, which is ...
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Every road in this here land."
-Stompin' Tom Connors

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away"
 - Elvis Presley

"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand on it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own waste."

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- Archimedes

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A fox practices hunting in the snow in Quebec, Canada, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.

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Harper: Canada’s failed Republican PM
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“If Stephen Harper were a Republican in the United States, he’d be at the top of his party ... He’s the top conservative leader in the world

Money in Politics Campaign | Democracy Watch
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Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new t

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City backtracks after a bylaw inspector deems the popular handmade library an "obstruction" and threatens legal action if they don’t remove

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Cosmologists are intellectual time travelers. Looking back over billions of years, these scientists are able to trace the evolution of our U

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A close eye on security makes Canadians safer
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The lack of a robust accountability regime for Canada’s national security agencies poses serious problems for public safety and human rights

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Ottawa’s approach to project approvals isn’t working - for anyone.

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Julian Fantino appears to be on his way out as veterans affairs minister. He is expected to be replaced by Erin O'Toole.

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Should you open a brewski instead of a conditioner? Learn whether beer is really good for your hair at HowStuffWorks.

Canada needs a brighter federal science policy: Editorial | Toronto Star
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Whether out of ignorance or anti-intellectualism, the federal government continued to do serious damage to Canadian science in 2014.

Defend our Healthcare - Leadnow.ca
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Our healthcare is under attack. From the Harper government’s deep budget cuts, to a lawsuit in BC that could shatter the legal foundation of

Quebec-Ontario alliance trumps Stephen Harper snub: Cohn | Toronto Star
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The emerging entente cordiale between Canada’s two biggest provinces underscores a vacuum of national leadership in Ottawa.

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August 28, 2014 August 27, 2014 August 26, 2014 – Calm night, nothing to report. August 25, 2014 August 24, 2014 August 23, 2014 August 22,

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Beautiful views & excellent hiking trails. Many informative areas about the geology and history of the park. Recommend: Champlain Lookout
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Ate here a few years ago. Excellent food & very friendly staff - would recommend
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If you enjoy being lied to and have days to kill, this is the shop for you. Complete waste of time dealing with these guys. Possibly the worst business not just in Quebec, but in Canada.
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