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Bigfoot spotted in New Jersey?

“a bright yellow street sign saying, Bigfoot Crossing”  (JLFCapture) Bigfoot might just have the best travel agent of all time. Just a couple of months after purportedly being spotted in the Canadian wilderness, the legendary Sasquatch has been spotted in New Jersey, according to the Asbury Park Press, which first reported the news. The sighting, listed in the Bigfoot Field ...

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F-35 sends target data to aircraft carriers and land weapons

F-35 Series Part II: Multi-Domain War – F-35s test attack missions with surface ships and ground weapons. (Credit: Lockheed Martin F-35) The Pentagon’s F-35 has conducted test attack missions in tandem with other aircraft, surface ships and ground weapons as part of its maturation as both a multi-role fighter and aerial “node” or sensor system able to acquire and relay ...

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'Greening' project could end use of fossil fuel for Centennial Flame

Will the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill, with its dancing fires lit by natural gas, become the Centennial LED? The federal government has launched a study of options to cut the flow of natural gas from Western Canada to the popular monument, and replace it with a more eco-friendly energy source. Natural gas piped from the West has been bubbling ...

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4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy

File photo.  (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel ) Cyber-security is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren’t all those complicated passwords just a little annoying? Isn’t public Wi-Fi use acceptable in small doses? Then someone ...

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Star U of A researcher Carlo Montemagno supervised nephew as graduate student

The nepotism afforded star American researcher Carlo Montemagno by the University of Alberta extended beyond the hiring of his daughter and son-in-law as a condition of his employment. CBC News has learned Montemagno’s nephew, Kyle Minor, was not only a doctoral student in his uncle’s much-touted Ingenuity Lab at the U of A between 2013 and 2017, Montemagno also personally supervised ...

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Apple is fixing the most jarring thing about iPhones

File photo: A attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) Apple has been awarded a new patent that aims at optimizing your iPhone screen brightness for viewing content in dark environments. The patent, called “Luminescence Shock Avoidance in Display Devices,” describes how the iPhone can automatically adjust ...

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Unravelling a scientific mystery: Could wildfire ash end up in our fish dinner?

Together, the two creatures lurking in the depths weigh as much as a thousand average humans. But the only hint of their presence is the ring of bubbles forming at the surface of the ocean. Moments later, two gaping, barnacled mouths explode through the waves and take a school-bus-sized gulp of fish and water. Kelsey Bisson may be a marine biologist, but even she gasps at ...

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