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Remains of explorer who first rounded Australia found

The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first known circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station is planned. The archaeologists identified the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders by the lead plate placed on top of his coffin. …

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine restored to some Chinese users

Microsoft Corp’s Bing search engine was accessible for some internet users in mainland China late on Thursday, indicating that online access to the foreign technology service may have been restored within the country’s Great Firewall. Bing’s website was accessible on mobile as well as broadband connections, though some users still …

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A B.C. solution to taking the sting out of honey fraud

A B.C. honey producer may hold the key to helping Canada fight back against honey fraud. In the last fiscal year, more than 23 per cent of imported honey products tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency contained additives, despite being labelled pure. The agency found the honey had been …

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Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100 per cent” dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. Ontario allows public road testing of autonomous cars — without someone …

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T. rex fossil leads researchers to new species of shark

Scientists examining rock left over from the discovery of a fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex recently came across a surprise: shark teeth. The huge meat-eating dinosaur, the remains of which were extricated in the 1990s, was not killed by a shark. But, scientists said on Monday, when the 12.3-metre beast, known these …

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