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Saturday's gold medals will contain pieces of meteorite
Olympic gold medal winners will receive a second medal this Saturday that contains a piece of the large meteorite that lit up the skies over Russia a year ago. Meanwhile, the United Nations is calling for efforts to ramp up preparations for the next objec
The $2.2 Billion Bird-Scorching Solar Project
The giant $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar-power project opening this week in the California desert is the first of its kind, and it may be among the last, because of growing evidence that the technology is killing birds.
U.S. billionaire suggests rich people should get more votes
A billionaire venture capitalist suggested Thursday that wealthy Americans should get more votes. Asked for an idea that would "change the world" at a speaking engagement in San Francisco, Tom Perkins said: "The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vot
U.S. issues roadmap to banks on marijuana business
The Obama administration gave banks a roadmap for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, another step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in states that approve it.
Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel -- ScienceDaily
Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report. The conversion produces significantly more energy than it requires and results in tr
CSEC exoneration a 'mockery of public accountability'
A federal watchdog is attracting howls of protest from some privacy and internet experts after absolving Canada’s electronic spy agency of using data from a Canadian airport internet service to track thousands of passengers for days after they left the te
Feds shelve plans to buy new military patrol airplanes
The federal Conservative government’s centrepiece defence strategy has taken another hit as plans to buy a new fleet of airplanes to patrol Canada’s coasts and its Arctic territory by 2020 have been effectively shelved.
The man who tried to warn us about sugar
A growing number of scientists are convinced sugar is the cause of several chronic and very common illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
The martyrdom of Mark Steyn » Columnist: The Spectator
By rights, Mann v Steyn should be the 21st-century equivalent of the Scopes monkey trial, with believers in free speech, proponents of the scientific method and sympathetic millionaires and billionaires all piling in to Steyn’s defence with op eds, learne
Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91
Sid Caesar, whose clever comedy on such programs as "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour" helped define the 1950s "Golden Age of Television," has died.
Edmonton Public Library launches makerspace
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has opened one of the first 'makerspaces' in Canada. A makerspace is an open area that provides people a chance “to learn, create, collaborate and discover with free access to the latest technology and equipment.”
Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted in bribery scandal
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is convicted on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including right after Hurrica
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