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Heat wave suffocates American Southwest on 1st day of summer

Don Kushner emerged from his afternoon hike on Camelback Mountain clearly a little run down from the heat. Kushner was one of the few who ignored warnings to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and decided to exercise outside on one of the hottest days in Phoenix’s recorded history. “Here it’s your own private mountain and it’s wonderful,” he said, covered in sweat Tuesday. Phoenix ...

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Smart prosthetics aim to improve mobility for stroke patients, amputees

A wearable tech implant could make getting around easier for people with prosthetic legs, say researchers at the University of Calgary. Kinesiology professor Art Kuo is examining how to use sensors, similar to those found in activity trackers, to help stroke patients, people with Parkinson’s and those who wear lower-leg prosthetics. Kuo says people with artificial legs typically exhaust 30 per cent more ...

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Millions of tropical sea creatures 'blooming' off B.C. coast

Millions of non-native creatures known as pyrosomes are “blooming” off the coast of British Columbia and have the potential to devastate an already fragile food chain. Scientists in Canada know very little about the pimply, translucent, tube-like animals — normally found in the tropics —some of which grow to 10 metres in length. “There’s pictures of people swimming up to these, ...

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Apple and Google say goodbye to auto-play video ads

Sometimes when you’re browsing the web, you get more than you expected. Like when you visit a website and a video starts playing aloud automatically and you can’t find the mute button to turn it off. Well, the days of these annoying auto-play video ads may be numbered: Google and Apple have announced ad-blocking features that will likely be rolled out ...

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10 must-have Father's Day gifts with a tactical twist

June 18 is around the corner and we’ve got you covered with ultimate Father’s Day gifts with a tactical twist. From a nearly indestructible coffee maker through to a jug that can be shot out of a cannon and still keep Dad’s beer frosty for days in the summer heat, you’ll find this curated list jam-packed with the ultimate must-have ...

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Delve into the Milky Way in this 3.3 gigapixel image of clouds of gas and dust

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has photographed a region in our galaxy 7,000 light-years away that is springing to life with new stars. The highly detailed, three gigapixel image shows three nebulas — giant, pink clouds of gas and dust — lit up by nearby stars.  At the centre of the newly released image is the Eagle Nebula, a region of space made famous by an earlier ...

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