Radio/As It Happens

Girl, 5, shot in Christchurch mosque attack awakens from coma unable to see

April 15, 2019

The last thing Christchurch mosque shooting survivor Wasseim Alsati remembers before he lost consciousness is his daughter’s tiny belly covered in blood.  The New Zealand barber had a rare morning off on March 15, and he decided to spend it with his then-four-year-old girl Alen Daraghmih and take her to mosque with him. “That was her first time in life to come with me […]

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N.S. woman who tested positive for pot when she wasn’t high to challenge roadside testing laws

April 3, 2019

Medical cannabis user Michelle Gray spent hours at a Halifax police station proving she wasn’t high — but she still had her car impounded and her licence suspended for a week. Now the Halifax woman, who uses cannabis for multiple sclerosis, plans to challenge the legality of roadside saliva tests that critics say are unreliable in […]

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World’s rarest birds, once thought extinct, get a new home in Madagascar

December 28, 2018

Watching the birds he helped raise from hatchlings fly freely over a remote lake in northern Madagascar was one of conservationist Peter Cranswick’s proudest moments. He and his colleagues have successfully released 21 Madagascar pochards — the world’s rarest bird — into the wild this month. It’s the latest step in a years-long effort to save the species […]

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Mysterious interstellar comet may be an alien probe: Harvard scientists

November 6, 2018

A long, flat hunk of space rock that has eluded scientists since it zipped past our planet last year may, in fact, be a piece of alien technology, according to a new paper by Harvard scientists. The paper — written by Abraham Loeb, chair of astronomy, and Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral fellow, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics — was submitted to the Astrophysical […]

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