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Dinosaurs come to life on Canada Post stamps

Dinosaurs come to life on Canada Post stamps

The mystery about the prehistoric creatures depicted in Canada Post’s exciting new Dinos of Canada stamp series is whether they are the hunters or the hunted. The series, unveiled today, depicts five beasts from Canada’s geological past as reflections in the eyes of their prey or the predators stalking them. They are vividly illustrated by Sergey Krasovskiy, one of the ... Read More »

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gets a Live Action Trailer (Watch)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gets a Live Action Trailer (Watch)

If you want to know what’s changed in the world of Deus Ex since Human Revolution, then this trailer will fill in the blanks. The live-action Mankind Divided trailer outlines the shift from the golden era of augmentation to the current Mechanical Apartheid. Featured above, the “Mechanical Apartheid” trailer showcases the games controversial and yet ambitious approach to a near-future ... Read More »

Whole Foods Selling Lionfish in Florida stores, sans venom

Whole Foods Selling Lionfish in Florida stores, sans venom

Whole Foods is now selling fresh lionfish in seafood departments, hoping to take a bite out of the non-native, invasive species hurting Florida’s offshore reefs. Whole Foods workers will remove the venomous spines before consumers purchase the fish. It will retail for $8.99 per pound through May 31, according to WWSB-TV, before moving to its regular price of $9.99 per ... Read More »

Kevin Vickers: Canadian ambassador tackles man at ceremony in Dublin

Kevin Vickers: Canadian ambassador tackles man at ceremony in Dublin

Kevin Vickers has been celebrated for a second time after tackling a protestor who started chanting “insult” at a service to commemorate British soldiers killed a century ago. Kevin Vickers, who previously served as a Mountie and Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, has now apparently added freelance tackler to his résumé. Kevin Vickers was attending a ceremony held in a graveyard in Dublin ... Read More »

Lonely Thai elephant, Hanako dies at age 69

Lonely Thai elephant, Hanako dies at age 69

Hanako, the world’s loneliest elephant, has died. For more than 60 years, Hanako had lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, Japan. Her enclosure had no grass or trees, and she hadn’t seen another elephant in decades. Born in 1947 in Thailand, the female elephant was sent as a gift to Ueno Zoological Gardens in ... Read More »

Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report

Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report

Southwest producers have nearly wrapped seeding operations for the 2016 crop according to the May 17 to 23 Crop Report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture. Seeding is most advanced in the southwest at 90 per-cent, followed by 87 per-cent in the southeast, 84 per-cent in the northwest, 75 per-cent in the northeast and 68 per-cent in the east-central region. ... Read More »

United Nations Dumps Australia From Climate Change

United Nations Dumps Australia From Climate Change

All mentions of Australia were deleted from a major United Nations report on climate change after the Australian government protested that the report could put tourists off. The report contained chapters on Australia’s deteriorating Great Barrier Reef – seriously damaged by warming seas — and environmental issues concerning Tasmania’s fabled old-growth forests and the Northern Territory’s Kakadu wilderness areas which ... Read More »

StarTropics Games Land on Wii U Virtual Console; Report

StarTropics Games Land on Wii U Virtual Console, Report

It’s another quiet week for new releases, but the Wii U is staying relevant this week with the debut of both StarTropics games on the Virtual Console. StarTropics, which first came out in 1990, had the rare distinction of being only released in Europe and the U.S., not Japan. Still doesn’t make up for all those games we never got, ... Read More »

Ancient Antarctic fossils reveal creatures weren’t safer in the south

Ancient Antarctic fossils reveal creatures weren’t safer in the south

Researchers have theorized that whatever killed the dinosaurs didn’t make it all the way to the poles, but a new study found convincing evidence that at least one polar region was not a safe hiding place. Published in the journal Nature Communications, the new study’s analysis of more than 6,000 marine fossils found populations of marine animals living around Antarctica ... Read More »