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Winnie the Pooh saga turns 100 years old
One hundred years ago today a Canadian soldier adopted a black bear cub and named it after his adopted hometown of Winnipeg, launching the saga of Winnie the Pooh.
The Real Reason USS Cowpens' Commanding Officer Was Fired
San Diego-based USS Cowpens, commanding officer Capt. Greg Gombert ensconced himself in his cabin for several weeks after becoming ill, putting a female officer in charge with whom Gombert had an “unduly familiar relationship," according to a Navy report.
A US jihadi serial killer
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country.
At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has proclaimed. Heard about t
Mozilla announces $36 Intex Cloud FX smartphone for India
A smartphone that costs just $36 Cdn and runs Firefox OS has been launched this week in India, a country where smartphone adoption is skyrocketing. The Intex Cloud FX, billed as the country's lowest priced smartphone, was announced by Mountain View, Calif
Snow Cover on Arctic Sea Ice Has Thinned 30 to 50 Percent
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 18, 2014 -
New research led by NASA and the University of Washington, Seattle, confirms that springtime snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years, by about a third in the Wes
ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google
The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a ï¿½Google-likeï¿½ search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, ac
Cambodian rat meat: A growing export market
A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia, where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents.
Caribou habitat in Alberta ravaged beyond repair
Scientists studying the ravaged caribou habitat of Alberta's northwestern foothills say they have found so much disturbance from decades of industrial use that restoration of the terrain will have to be selective.
Glacier-like hazards found on Ben Nevis
Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers. The team has also encountered sheets of snow weighing hundreds of tonnes and tunnels and fissures known as bergschrunds. The large, deep cracks in the ice are found at the top of glaciers.
'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast. The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.
US TV-advert buyers hold back as viewers move online
The US television industry has just suffered the first decline in early advertising-buying since the recession. Industry executives attribute part of the fall to the new digital competitors that are starting to steal market share from TV.
Iran unveils new missiles, drones
Iran on Sunday unveiled two new missiles and two new drones it said have been added to its arsenal, in a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani.
D.C.’s darkest day, a war that no one remembers
7 a.m., Aug. 24, 1814 The day began like so many days in Washington, with a painfully long meeting marked by confusion, misinformation and indecision. The British were coming. They were on the march...
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