What should have just been an unpleasant experience for arachnophobic Jamie Roberts quickly turned into 'something out of a horror film.' Spiders could be the world's most deadly »
After 12 years in Afghanistan, Canada is ending its military mission in the country. As the last Canadian troops lower the flag and make their way back home, western troops are leaving behind what The Canadian Press calls a "siege mentality;" there are still armed guards in the streets of Kabul's…
Citizen scientists take note: You can help save the planet from threatening space rocks, and win some prize money to boot. NASA and asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources have teamed up to launch a contest series called "Asteroid Data Hunter," which asks the public to develop algorithms that…
Space fans who name Martian craters for a fee will not see those monikers considered for official recognition, according to the International Astronomical Union. Their crater map was just a creative way to fundraise."
It is even more striking when the moon moves in front of a large number of stars like Messier 67. Open clusters are large groups of stars with a common origin in a star-forming nebula. Messier 67, in the constellation Cancer is also a fine open cluster. By and large, open clusters consist of…
A big robotic airship could ply the skies of Venus for up to a year, giving scientists an unprecedented look at Earth's hellishly hot "sister planet," the craft's developers say. For the past year, engineers at aerospace firms Northrop Grumman and L'Garde have been working on an unmanned concept…
LONDON - The Guardian has won a court battle in its efforts to disclose letters by Prince Charles — a decision the newspaper argues could shed light on whether he has used his position to influence politics. The Court of Appeal ruling Wednesday came after Attorney General Dominic Grieve refused to…
A Vancouver harm reduction program provides controlled amounts of alcohol to chronic, homeless alcoholics. Some participants make their own beer and wine, which organizers say steers them away from substances like hand sanitizer.
KABUL - The Canadian army has hauled down the flag in Afghanistan. An understated ceremony, held under sunny skies and heavy guard, at NATO headquarters in Kabul brought to an end just over a dozen years of military involvement in the war-wasted nation.
Winter’s (hopefully) last gasp is upon Montreal and other regions of southern Quebec as a storm system from the United States moves into the area, bringing with it between 20 and 25 centimetres of snow and gusting winds.
JERUSALEM - Israeli lawmakers passed a contentious law on Wednesday meant to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military, the culmination of a drive for reforms that has seen mass protests by the religious community in Israel and beyond. The issue of conscription of the ultra-Orthodox is at the…
Wednesday's winter storm in Windsor should bring with record-setting snow.
Many people who rely on Winnipeg's homeless shelters have some kind of mental health issue, but there is not enough space to help everyone get off the streets.
Two Winnipeg men who saved a teammate's life during a hockey game in December are being recognized by the city's fire department for their quick actions.
Only one-third of Manitoba's hospitals have full fire sprinkler systems installed, while about a third of them have none, CBC News has learned.
The North Shore P.E.I. town of North Rustico is gathering together funding to make its waterfront more attractive to tourists.
As the new Canada-South Korea free trade deal comes into effect over the next several years, Canadians can expect to pay less for South Korean vehicles, household appliances, consumer electronics, clothing and footwear.
Police are appealing for public help in locating two men accused of breaking into a Conception Bay South home on Sunday night.
Progressive Conservative MLA Greg Davis announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in September's provincial election, citing health reasons.
The first day of spring is just around the corner but winter weather is not budging yet, with up to 25 centimetres of snow forecast for some parts of eastern Ontario on Wednesday.