Canada

How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how […]

Canada

Saskatchewan Rush prepared for uncertain future after NLL Draft

The Saskatchewan Rush have seven new prospects in the fold after one of the more unusual drafts in the 34-year history of the National Lacrosse League. Facing an uncertain timetable for the 2021 season and a draft class full of players who may return to college after having their final year of eligibility deferred — […]

Canada

Canadian crude by rail exports fall to another 8-year low in July

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 23, 2020 1:06 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell to another eight-year low in July despite the gradual recovery of North American fuel demand from low levels due to […]

Global

Covid: US death toll passes 200,000

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the US, more than in any other country. The milestone comes amid an increase in cases in a number of […]

Tech

Musk: $25,000 Tesla ready ‘in about three years’

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporter image copyrightGetty Images Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced technology that he says will make Tesla batteries cheaper and more powerful. At a live presentation that Mr Musk labelled ‘Battery Day’ he also teased the possibility of a $25,000 (£19,600), fully-autonomous Tesla “in about three years time”. “This has […]

Tech

Tesla to make EV battery cathodes without cobalt

Tesla will make electric vehicle batteries with cobalt-free cathodes, it announced during its Battery Day event today. The announcement came as part of the company’s move to make batteries in-house instead of purchasing them. Musk didn’t give a timeline for going to a zero-cobalt battery. Cobalt is the most expensive material used in batteries, so […]