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New AI makes it harder to detect what’s real online

Software developer Christopher Schmidt said he was impressed that the photos on the website This Person Does Not Exist weren’t images of real people. Built by software engineer Philip Wang, the website loads a new, random image of a person’s face every time visitors refresh the homepage. Though the images …

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SpaceX rocket with U.S. capsule blasts off for space station

A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year. SpaceX’s 4.9-metre-tall Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, …

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Canada’s heading to the moon: A look at the Lunar Gateway

After almost 50 years of being neglected, it appears the moon is once again a hot destination. On Thursday morning, alongside both former and current astronauts — as well as David Saint-Jacques via satellite from the International Space Station — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada has committed to …

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Hummingbirds struggling as feeders freeze up

A Burnaby-based wildlife rescue group is asking people who leave feeders out for hummingbirds to make sure the sweetened water isn’t frozen solid, as the rescue centre is seeing a spike in the number of hummingbirds in distress. According to Linda Bakker, co-executive director at the Wildlife Rescue Association of …

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Rare new kind of twins: boy and girl are semi-identical

Doctors in Australia say they have identified a second case of twins apparently created from one egg and two sperm, a boy-girl combination in whom the mother’s DNA is identical in both babies but the father’s DNA varies in each twin. They’re being called semi-identical twins, and a new study …

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Canada joins U.S.-led moon mission

Canada is joining a U.S.-led project that will see humans return to the moon and set the stage for further exploration to Mars, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. Known as the Lunar Gateway, the project includes an outpost that will provide living space for astronauts orbiting the moon, a …

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