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Marine heat waves are lasting longer and hitting more often, research shows

By The Canadian Press Wed., April 11, 2018 HALIFAX—Heat waves in the world’s oceans are getting longer and more frequent, according to a new study that warns the phenomenon will likely continue to alter marine ecosystems, harm fisheries and kill various species. Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University in Halifax, who led a team of researchers […]

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The Dare: A week without emojis

Emojis are fun, and funny, and that’s why we use them. That’s why I thought I used them. But is it possible we use yellow faces because we actually have yellow bellies when it comes to getting real? Have emojis stripped us of our ability to use our words when we’re, you know, feeling things? […]

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How I survived my two-week digital diet

By Ofelia LegaspiSpecial to the Star Fri., Nov. 13, 2015 I’m a Millennial and I’m lucky. I was born in 1984, right on the cusp of the tech takeover. I recall text-commanded DOS computers, the grating sound of dial-up Internet and the advent of the first clunky cellphones the size of cordless receivers. Ofelia Legaspi […]

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Party’s back on if a new source of helium pans out

Don’t cancel your balloon order just yet! New sources of helium may soon be discovered. For years, scientists have been warning that the second most abundant substance on earth (helium) may be running out. Helium, the gas that fills balloons, is in short supply. It has industrial uses and the price has been increasing.  (Frank Augstein […]

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YouTube prank sparks discussion of online teen safety

A YouTube prankster has become an unlikely spokesperson for teen online safety, but experts say online child luring is no trick. Coby Persin, whose YouTube channel is known for prank videos with a touch of social commentary, tricked teenage girls he met online to meet him in person. SNAPCHAT: @cobypersin “What we found is something […]