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Trump says U.S. will develop space-based missile defence

Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. Trump, in a speech at the Pentagon, declared that space …

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Trilobite ‘cousin’ adds new branch to tree of life

The tiny remains of an extinct bug-like creature discovered at British Columbia’s 500-million-year-old Burgess Shale fossil deposit add a new branch to the evolutionary tree of life, says a student researcher who tracked down the organism’s development. The discovery of fossilized soft tissue, including the unique digestive tract, antennae and …

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Biologists take action to save dwindling caribou population

A desperate operation to save mountain caribou along the B.C.-U.S. border has begun. There are believed to be only about a half dozen mountain caribou left in the southern Kootenays. Biologists say that is unsustainable, and the herds will undoubtedly be extirpated unless something is done, meaning they will disappear …

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