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#BugsR4Girls: How 8-year-old Sophia Spencer co-authored a scientific paper on bugs

Sophia Spencer hated it when classmates taunted her for her love of insects, but seeing them kill her pet grasshoppers for fun was even worse.
Her first-grade peers couldn't understand what she found so fascinating about bugs of all sorts or why she'd devoted spare time to catching them, reading about them and generally carrying on like a budding entomologist.
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$12.9B, 4.5 acres: Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory." The $12.9 billion warship -- the first of the Navy's next generation of aircraft carriers -- is in the final stages of construction after cost overruns and a delay of more than one year.
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#FreeMilo sparks free speech debate after Twitter bans conservative writer

A debate over free speech erupted online after Twitter permanently suspended the account of a well-known conservative pundit.
Breitbart.com reported Tuesday that Twitter had permanently suspended the account of Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos is a tech editor for Breitbart.com.
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$13 million announced for space-related R&D projects

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. -- Research on a new instrument to more accurately detect radiation on board the International Space Station is just one of several dozen projects that will be funded under a Canadian Space Agency program.
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#NoFilter: Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to Parliament Hill, the ubiquitous “selfie” has become a nearly unavoidable facet to life on Earth.
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$20K Hackathon winner uses open data to design Career Path app

After 48 hours spent mining government data, designing an app, and writing computer code, this year's Canadian Open Data Experience winners came up with a way to help youth choose a career path.
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#RIPVine, long live stardom: Canadians who cashed in on Vine

The timer has finally run out on Vine.
When Twitter launched the micro-video feature back in 2013, it quickly became a viral enigma, challenging users to cram as much comedy, or culture, into each 480×480 pixel frame.
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$8,800 Xbox bill 'disheartening,' gamer's dad says

A father in Pembroke, Ont., is holding up his latest credit card bill as a warning for parents whose children have Xboxes.
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#TRENDING: Drinking the Apple-flavoured Kool-Aid

Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in.
Although let's face it, I never really wanted out.
Apple on Tuesday reminded the world why they're the most innovative electronics company in the world, and reminded me why I'll keep drinking the apple-flavoured Kool-Aid.
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$9 computer raises $1.4 million through crowdfunding campaign

That $10 bill in your pocket could soon buy you a computer, thanks to a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign.
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A blue-ribbon panel charged with reviewing the state of science in Canada for the first time in 40 years says the system urgently needs new money — but also new thinking.
The federal science panel is calling for $1.3 billion in new money and an overhaul to the way research is overseen.
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'100 per cent mental sport': Drone racing growing in popularity

Drones may be known for taking photos and videos from high above, but a group of drone pilots is looking to popularize the latest trend in Canada: racing.
Competitive drone racing started roughly four years ago, but its popularity recently exploded around the world.
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