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Science World Space in Vancouver, British Columbia

On July 29, 1998, the first streetcar rolled down the “Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway,” operating service between Science World and Granville Island. The railway was built as a demonstration line, with the intention to bolster support for future streetcar expansion in the downtown core.  Science World Station was the end of the terminus station for…

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Kirkstall Abbey in Kirkstall, England

Kirkstall Abbey has been a feature of the banks of the River Aire for more than 800 years. The picture-perfect ruins have attracted artists such as  J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Girtin, and John Sell Cotman. It was founded in 1152 with the help of Henry de Lacy, the 2nd Lord of Bowland who had promised land…

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Lake Abraham in Alberta

Lake Abraham looks similar to other glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains, with its striking milky blue waters (the result of rock flour, a fine silt carried down from nearby glaciers) and surrounding snow-tipped peaks. But Lake Abraham isn’t natural. The lake, which is now Alberta’s largest reservoir, was created in 1972 with the construction…

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The Ethics of Hiding Your Records From the Machines

Richard Drury/Getty ImagesI don’t know about you, but every time I figure out a way of sharing less information online, it’s like a personal victory. After all, who have I hurt, advertisers? Oh, boo hoo.But sharing your information, either willingly or not, is soon going to become a much more difficult moral choice. Companies may…

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Shh! No Hacking the Census within the Library

Cyberattacks on underfunded and underprepared libraries continue to wreak havoc across the United States.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe 2020 United States Census will be the first to request a majority of Americans to respond online. The benefits are obvious. A digitized census is more efficient than the 230-year-old paper method, streamlining the processing of individual data for…

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The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Must Know About

Google has long grappled with data privacy gaffes and internal instability, but through it all the company has consistently improved the security and privacy of Android. Given, the operating system’s 2.5 billion users, that’s no small task. With the release of Android 10 in just a few few weeks, the new iteration of data and…