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Climate and Environment

  • Explainer: Where do hydro poles come from?

    The devastating storm in southern Ontario and Quebec last weekend damaged thousands of hydro poles across the two provinces. gives a rundown of where utility companies get their hydro poles from, as well as the climate challenges in the grid infrastructure.

    People walk away along Merivale Road, after power lines and utility poles came down onto the roadway during a major storm, forcing motorists to remain in their vehicles until crews determined it was safe to leave, on Merivale Road in Ottawa, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang



Science and Technology

Paris Hilton wants to be the 'Queen of the Metaverse'

Paris Hilton has recently embraced two buzzy but speculative trends in tech: the metaverse, a vision for an immersive virtual world that still does not exist; and non-fungible tokens, known as NFTs, which refer to pieces of digital content linked to the blockchain, the digital ledger system underpinning various cryptocurrencies.

Hubble identifies unusual wrinkle in expansion rate of the universe

Measuring the expansion rate of the universe was one of the Hubble Space Telescope's main goals when it was launched in 1990. Over the past 30 years, the space observatory has helped scientists discover and refine that accelerating rate -- as well as uncover a mysterious wrinkle that only brand-new physics may solve.