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Cartoons   |   December 12, 2019

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In a repeat measure, Russia has been handed a four-year ban from major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but its athletes who can prove they are untainted can compete under a neutral flag.

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From scientific revolution to alien life: what the transit of Mercury really means

In the News   |   November 11, 2019

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It was just a tiny black dot, but when Pierre Gassendi saw it projected on a screen in his darkened Paris apartment, he knew he was making history. The dot was the planet Mercury and... read more

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Google claims beachhead in race for quantum supremacy

In the News   |   October 24, 2019

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In 200 seconds – the time it takes to poach an egg – a quantum processor has performed a numerical task faster than any known computer system on Earth. Exactly how much faster is up... read more

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Winnipeg-born James Peebles among winners for Nobel Prize in physics

In the News   |   October 8, 2019

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James Peebles, a Winnipeg-born cosmologist who correctly predicted the discovery of a remote signal from the very early universe, has won the Nobel Prize in physics, making him the third Canadian to win the coveted... read more

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Leafs star Auston Matthews, charged with disorderly conduct and disruptive behaviour, expresses regret if actions distracted team

In the News   |   September 26, 2019

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Even for the centre of the hockey universe, this was unusual. The typical crowd of reporters that follow the Maple Leafs swelled to a mob on Wednesday. The parking lot at the team’s practice facility... read more

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Antiheroes are no longer hot in sports – just look at the fall and disgrace of Antonio Brown

In the News   |   September 23, 2019

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This week, Antonio Brown was freed from football and can now take up his real passion – becoming a full-time litigator of his many grievances. At least, that’s what it sounds like. Brown was cut... read more

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Bianca Andreescu followed plan all the way to the top

In the News   |   September 9, 2019

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Bianca Andreescu’s U.S. Open title is the biggest moment yet for a Canadian tennis star. But players from Canada have been flirting with this kind of success for several years, skyrocketing up the rankings and... read more

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New national park celebrated as ‘reconciliation in progress’

In the News   |   August 22, 2019

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A northern First Nation says the creation of a massive new national park is an example of the government charting a new path with Indigenous people. On Wednesday, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the... read more

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Bianca Andreescu is beginning to seem like Serena Williams’s time-travelling doppelganger

In the News   |   August 12, 2019

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Only a few minutes after she’d begun the biggest match of her young career, Bianca Andreescu was told it was over. Ms. Andreescu pulled a startled face and looked over at Serena Williams. The greatest... read more

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‘Spaceship’ fossil hints at rich diversity of ancient seas

In the News   |   July 31, 2019

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It was a time of spaceships but not the NASA kind. Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto have unveiled a previously unknown family of extinct animals – nicknamed “spaceships” because of their science... read more

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Meteorite hunt is on after fireball lights up skies in Central Canada

In the News   |   July 26, 2019

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The meteor shot in from outer space, burning up as it streaked across the sky. First, it was spotted over Lake Ontario. A few seconds later, it was over Peterborough, Ont., burning so bright it... read more

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Gaps in wildfire science leave Canadian researchers fighting blind against growing risks

In the News   |   July 18, 2019

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Canadian governments are spending more than ever to fight forest fires, but their models are inconsistent, out of date or borrowed from other countries. As climate change makes blazes bigger and costlier, scientists say the... read more

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Kawhi’s silence was golden for making a deal without making enemies

In the News   |   July 8, 2019

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Going back over what Kawhi Leonard said during his year with the Toronto Raptors is quick work. He didn’t say anything. He did talk occasionally, which people hadn’t expected him to do. But never expansively... read more

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Toronto startup Xanadu raises $32-million to help build ‘world’s most powerful computer’

In the News   |   June 24, 2019

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A Toronto startup aiming to build the world’s most powerful computer by harnessing the quantum properties of light has raised $32-million from leading early stage financiers in Canada and the United States. The financing for... read more

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The Raptors steal the Warriors’ identity – and Kawhi Leonard takes his place as a Canadian sports hero

In the News   |   June 14, 2019

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After miserably losing the second of four straight to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers a bit more than a year ago, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was standing in his office looking out over... read more

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