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'10 steps ahead': Kenya's tech war on wildlife poachers

Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers.
It's an antiquated approach to outsmarting would-be hunters, but this ranger is not alone.
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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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'90s nostalgia alert: Original Tamagotchi making a comeback

The makers of a once-popular digital pet are aiming to rekindle some nostalgia for children of the '90s, in hopes they aren't already tired of parenting their own real-life pets or children.
Japan-based toymaker Bandai is relaunching its original line of Tamagotchi pocket pets, with the same low-resolution graphics and egg-shaped design as the original toy from 1996.
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'123456' most popular password of 2020, according to survey

TORONTO -- Yes it’s 2020, but some people still use codes and words like "123456" and "password" for their online accounts.
Basic passwords that take less than a second to crack remain incredibly popular, according to an annual survey released by password manager software NordPass, which analyzed a database of nearly 275.7 million passwords.
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'A bad feeling in the pit of my stomach': Bees vanish from Brock research project

Miriam Richards has been studying bees for 28 years, and she's never been quite this panicked.
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'123456' still tops the list of Worst Passwords

As it does every year, SplashData has published its Top 25 Worst Passwords ranking, revealing the most used and most predictable combinations of characters on the web in 2014.
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'A bear's best friend:' Alberta naturalist Charlie Russell dies at 76

An Alberta naturalist who lived with bears to learn that people are part of nature and not separate from it has died.
Charlie Russell, who died Monday in hospital, was 76.
"The bears of the world have lost their best friend," said Russell's brother Gord, speaking from the cabin overlooking Waterton National Park in Alberta where the two lived.
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'3D audio' headphones promise to immerse wearers in sound

The audio world is currently in the grips of a minor revolution, as a new type of headphones is poised to bring a cutting-edge audio experience to the market.
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'A better job than we've ever done:' Nunavut researchers turn to citizen scientists

IQALUIT -- There are more than 60 words to describe sea ice in Inuktitut.
For Nunavut's hunters, the words are critical when travelling across a frozen ocean highway by snowmobile or dog team.
In Pond Inlet, on northern Baffin Island, Andrew Arreak spends a lot of his time compiling those words and their definitions.
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'7 Minutes of Terror': NASA illustrates Mars rover landing in dramatic trailer

TORONTO -- When NASA's rover Perseverance lands on Mars in February, a complicated set of manoeuvres will have to be executed in just minutes, all while the spacecraft hurtles toward the planet at 20,000 km/h.
The event was illustrated in a dramatic new trailer released by the U.S.
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The Dawson Regional Planning Commission has released its draft land use plan, which lays the groundwork for how roughly 10 per cent of Yukon's land mass should be managed in the future. 
"This draft plan is guided by sustainable development and stewardship and is intended to reflect the values and interests of the community," said Debbie Nagano, the chair of the commission, during an event in Dawson City.
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'90s nostalgia alert: Old-school Tamagotchi making a comeback

The makers of a once-popular digital pet are aiming to rekindle some nostalgia for children of the '90s, in hopes they aren't already tired of parenting their own real-life pets or children.
Japan-based toymaker Bandai is relaunching its line of Tamagotchi pocket pets, with the same low-resolution graphics and egg-shaped design as the original toy from 1996.
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'A call to arms:' swift action needed on rising seas, experts say

HALIFAX -- Experts on flooding risks say worrying figures released this week on the rising seas in Atlantic Canada should prompt governments to move more swiftly to protect coastal areas and vital transport links.
Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, calls the projections "a wake-up call and a call to arms.
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