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The CRTC wants Canadians to know that if they don’t like their current TV plan, they should shop around. The commission is also offering shopping tips online. Critics say the commission needs to do more to help customers snag a fair TV deal.


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Freezing rain, more snow heading for Metro Vancouver as deep freeze continues: Vancouver snow

The winter weather in the Vancouver area is far from over — the province's deep freeze is set to continue until next week.



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Matter: Monkeys Could Talk, but They Don’t Have the Brains for It: Monkeys have the physical equipment to produce speech, a new study finds — but they lack the brain wiring for it.

Only a Rumbling Volcano Could Make North Korea and the West Play Nice: Mount Paektu is sacred to the North Korean people. When a swarm of tiny earthquakes were recorded, the reclusive country decided it needed help.

Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail: A Chinese paleontologist’s discovery in an amber market is offering new insights into the evolution of feathers.

Trilobites: Rapid Evolution Saved This Fish From Pollution, Study Says: Distinct populations of Atlantic killifish developed adaptations that helped them survive in waters tainted by toxic leftovers of industrial manufacturing.

Trilobites: The Freaky Food Chain Behind Your Lobster Dinner: If you trace most food chains back far enough, you get sunlight. But trace back that of the Caribbean spiny lobster, and you get swamp gas.


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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»



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