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Blue Origin’s New Glenn launch & landing animation (Video)

Blue Origin's New Glenn launch & landing animation (Video)

Video Blue Origin, the orbital delivery service funded by Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos, has taken its first satellite launch booking. We’re told the sat will be put into orbit in 2021 or 2022 – basically, once Bezos has finished building the rocket to do the job. It’s been a busy 48 hours for Bezos, who first surprised his Twitter followers ... Read More »

Hot pink water shocks residents of Alberta town (Video)

Hot pink water shocks residents of Alberta town (Video)

Residents of Onoway, Alberta woke up Tuesday morning to find bright pink water pouring out of their taps. The residents of Onoway, Alberta, complained to their town office on Monday. The pink water was a side-effect of potassium permanganate, a common water-treatment chemical, the mayor said. The town office said the chemical got into the reservoir when a valve malfunctioned ... Read More »

Switzerland, Canada And UK Are The Best Countries In The World, Report finds

Switzerland, Canada And UK Are The Best Countries In The World, Report finds

This may sound like a broken record but Canada has been named the second best country in the world yet again. Switzerland was ranked third in the citizenship category, based on its respect for property rights, gender equality, distribution of political power, and care for the environment, human rights and religious freedom. Germany’s ranking in three categories — openness for ... Read More »

US Gov. Robert Bentley impeachment effort remains stalled in the House

Robert Bentley impeachment effort remains stalled in the House

House Judiciary Committee treads lightly on Robert Bentley impeachment probe. An impeachment probe into Gov. Robert Bentley’s relationship with his former top staffer remains stalled in the Alabama House of Representatives, even as some legislators push for its revival. The House Judiciary Committee, charged with investigating Bentley for possible impeachment, voted Tuesday to continue a pause that began in the ... Read More »

Female former teacher pleads guilty to sexual assaulting students

Female former teacher pleads guilty to sexual assaulting students

A former grade-school teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to numerous sex-related charges involving eight minors in a Belleville court. Jaclyn McLaren appeared in Belleville court Tuesday and entered the pleas with the Crown saying those seven counts were a representation of the crimes attached to all 42 of the charges. In addition, the court heard, each of the counts McLaren pled ... Read More »

Microsoft outage hits Hotmail, Outlook, Skype users and more down

Microsoft outage hits Hotmail, Outlook, Skype users and more down

Microsoft users are able to access their accounts again after an outage prevented access to email, Xbox and Skype Tuesday morning. According to independent website Down Detector, Outlook.com, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and Office 365 are all experiencing problems of some kind, with users taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations at yet another high-profile outage. Outlook.com appears to have ... Read More »

Yellow Taxis Are Safer Than Blue Ones, Says NUS Study

Yellow Taxis Are Safer Than Blue Ones, Says NUS Study

A new NUS research finds that taxi cabs painted yellow are 9 percent less likely to be involved in accidents than ones painted blue. The study was led by Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, in collaboration with Associate Professor Chong Juin Kuan from NUS Business and Assistant Professor Xia ... Read More »

Emma Watson defends topless shoot

Emma Watson defends topless shoot

Actress Emma Watson has hit back at critics accusing her of being anti-feminist while posing topless for her latest Vanity Fair shoot. The 26-year-old Beauty and the Beast star featured on the April cover of the culture magazine, but a photograph inside caught the Internet’s attention; the shot featured Watson looking right at the camera while posing in a crocheted ... Read More »