Tim Hortons changes Roll Up the Rim contest to go greener

Until now, Tim Hortons' annual Roll Up the Rim contest encouraged customers to consume and throw out millions of disposable coffee cups for a chance to win prizes. But this year it's rolling out a greener version of the contest."We listened...

Astronomers want you to help them count the stars this Valentine’s Day

In an effort to better understand the loss of the night sky due to light pollution, astronomers are calling on star-lovers and romantics to enjoy a night under the stars — and give them a helping hand. Each year, a...

New ‘reaper of death’ tyrannosaur is the oldest found in Canada

Thanatotheristes degrootorum, seen in this artist's impression, is the first new tyrannosaur species named in Canada in 50 years. (Submitted by Julius Csotonyi) A new species of tyrannosaur — the oldest ever found in Canada — has been discovered in Alberta. Thanatotheristes...

Doomsday Clock moves ahead to 100 seconds to midnight

The symbolic Doomsday Clock, seen here, had remained at two minutes to midnight since 2018. It was announced Thursday that the hands had moved to 100 seconds to midnight. (Leah Millis/Reuters) In its annual announcement, the Bulletin of the Atomic...

What really happens to plastic drink bottles you toss in your recycling bin

The plastic used to make water and pop bottles is polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is also known as No. 1 plastic. It's one of the most easily recyclable plastics, but that doesn't mean it gets turned into other bottles....

Want an electric vehicle? Here’s why it can be so hard to get one

Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, stands in front of the new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV as it is revealed to employees in Dearborn, Mich. (Jill English/CBC) It says something about a vehicle when it isn't yet in production, but...

Astronomers are wondering whether Orion’s shoulder will soon explode

This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximately 2.0 x 1.5 degrees. (ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Ackn) The dramatic dimming of a giant star has astronomers...

A giftless Christmas? How some families are cutting waste one present at a time

According to Zero Waste Canada, the average Canadian family throws out 25 to 45 per cent more garbage over the holidays. In an effort to reduce waste, some Canadian families are cutting back on gifts. (Metro Vancouver) Christmas celebrations generate a...

Andrew Agencies knew about cyberattack for 2 months before disclosing it publicly

Andrew Agencies said in a news release Thursday that it 'became aware of a targeted attack on the company’s IT infrastructure' on Oct. 21. (PabloLagarto/Shutterstock) An insurance and financial brokerage that fell victim to a ransomware attack has acknowledged for the...

Andrew Agencies knew about cyberattack for 2 months before public disclosure

Andrew Agencies said in a news release Thursday that it 'became aware of a targeted attack on the company’s IT infrastructure' on Oct. 21. (PabloLagarto/Shutterstock) An insurance and financial brokerage that fell victim to a ransomware attack has acknowledged for the...
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