Category Archives: Tech

12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A team of astronomers looking for a proposed planet past the orbit of Pluto got a surprise of their own when they discovered new moons around Jupiter. Twelve, to be exact. The moons are small, ranging from just one kilometre to three kilometres in width. It now brings Jupiter’s moon count up to 79, the…

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Thousands of patient records held for ransom in Ontario home care data breach, attackers claim

The detailed medical histories and contact information of possibly tens of thousands of home-care patients in Ontario are allegedly being held for ransom by thieves who recently raided the computer systems of a health-care provider. CarePartners, which provides home medical care services on behalf of the Ontario government, announced last month that it had been…

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As she turns 100, 'there's no stopping' trailblazing Montreal neuroscientist Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner has retained an “insatiable curiosity” for life. Literature, cricket, cheese, The New Yorker magazine, Manchester City’s soccer team, and of course, science — the world-renowned, Montreal-based neuroscientist is passionate about it all. As she turns 100 today, she shows few signs of slowing down. She’s “a tireless, eager researcher who has boundless energy,” says Gabriel Leonard, who has…

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Why Twitter is finally cracking down on fake accounts

Twitter’s attempt to clean its service of fake and malicious accounts may be bad news for celebrities losing millions from their follower counts, but it’s likely to be good news for the company in the long run, analysts say. Shares in Twitter seesawed this week after the Washington Post reported the social media company has deleted up…

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