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Two in hospital after Plane crashes near Duncan airport

Two in hospital after Plane crashes near Duncan airport

A woman is in critical condition after a small aircraft crashed north of the Duncan Airport. The North Cowichan RCMP says officers called to the incident this afternoon arrived to find the plane had taken out several power lines in the crash. The small plane, owned by the Victoria Flying Club, had a flight instructor and student on board at ... Read More »

Curiosity Mars rover studies possible mud cracks

Curiosity Mars rover studies possible mud cracks

A series of stunning new images from the NASA rover Curiosity have revealed what researchers say if the first evidence or cracked, dry mud on the red planet’s surface. Researchers are convinced, more than ever, that Mars was once a wet planet. Some billions of years ago, Mars hosted large lakes, they assert, and traces of evidence supporting this assertion ... Read More »

Giant red skittles spill onto Wisconsin highway (Photo)

Giant red skittles spill onto Wisconsin highway (Photo)

Hundreds of thousands of red Skittles spilled across a Wisconsin highway Tuesday night, the local sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page. “There’s no little ‘S’ on them, but you can definitely smell, it’s a distinct Skittles smell,” Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt told WISN. It turns out that the Skittles were being transported in the back of a flatbed ... Read More »

Netflix adds seven million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix adds seven million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, led by strong subscriber growth outside the US. Netflix added 7.05 million new streaming customers in the fourth quarter and ended 2016 with 93.8 million subscribers worldwide. As a result, Netflix stock jumped more than 8% in after-hours trading today, following the earnings release. Netflix earned 15 cents a share, up 50% ... Read More »

Summer Zervos: Ex-‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump for defamation

Summer Zervos: Ex-'Apprentice' contestant sues Trump for defamation

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Donald Trump‘s The Apprentice, announced on Tuesday that she is suing him for defamation – just four days before his inauguration as President. Summer Zervos is represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, who spoke alongside her during a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Zervos, a former contestant on the television program The Apprentice, ... Read More »

Josh Donaldson’s Vikings cameo gets air date

Josh Donaldson's Vikings cameo gets air date

Don’t worry, Josh Donaldson will be making another cameo on the new season of ‘Vikings’. With his warrior-like hairdo and passion for history and “Vikings,” Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was a natural fit to appear on the History series. But the two-time All-Star says his guest spot on this Wednesday’s episode is not necessarily the start of ... Read More »

Climate change could make summers hotter and winters milder, finds new research

Climate change could make summers hotter and winters milder, finds new research

Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict that global warming generally will make summers hotter and winters milder from Southern California to the northeastern United States to parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In a report published Jan. 18 in the journal Climatic Change, the researchers define mild weather as temperatures between 64 ... Read More »

Microsoft will double its AI R&D group in Montreal, donates $6 million to Université de Montréal

Microsoft will double its AI R&D group in Montreal, donates $6 million to Université de Montréal

Microsoft is following its acquisition of Montreal-based Maluuba with additional investment in the city that’s become quite the artificial intelligence hotbed. Microsoft announced in Davos on Wednesday that it will be growing its research and design office there (which is what Maluuba will be, post-acquisition) to double the size over the course of the next two years. Microsoft will provide ... Read More »