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Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Karachi

Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Karachi

An Afghan diplomat was killed allegedly by a security guard who opened fire inside the Afghanistan Consulate in Karachi in Pakistan. The consulate’s third secretary, Zaki Adu, was killed by a private guard, said police official Saqib Ismail on Monday. “The motive behind the killing is not clear yet,” Ismail said, adding that the guard, also an Afghan national, is ... Read More »

NASA’s Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter (Watch)

NASA’s Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully completed a close flyby of Jupiter on February 2, 2017. All of Juno’s science instruments and the spacecraft’s JunoCam were operating during the flyby to collect data that is now being returned to Earth. Juno is currently in a 53-day orbit, and its next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on March 27, 2017. NASA’s Juno ... Read More »

Quebec City Imam calls mosque shooting suspect Alexandre Bissonnette a ‘victim’

Quebec City Imam calls mosque shooting suspect Alexandre Bissonnette a 'victim'

Nearly a week after 27-year-old French Canadian Alexandre Bissonnette stormed into a Quebec City mosque and shot and killed six worshippers, a funeral was held for several of the victims at a local convention center. Imam Hassan Guillet gave an address in English during the service that was attended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We are here to celebrate ... Read More »

Cave Squeaker Frog Seen for the First Time in More Than 50 Years

Cave Squeaker Frog Seen for the First Time in More Than 50 Years

Researchers from the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe have discovered the Arthroleptis troglodytes, a rare frog otherwise known as the “cave squeaker frog” in the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe 54 years after it was first discovered in the same location. That frog, Artholeptis troglodytes, or, as it’s known to the dumbed down masses, the “Cave squeaker,” had not been ... Read More »

Researchers think they finally know how Antarctica was formed

Researchers think they finally know how Antarctica was formed

New explanation links competing theories of the origin of Antarctic glaciation and highlights complexity of climate change, according to scientists at the McGill University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene ... Read More »

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt EVs to Canadian Customers “Report”

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt EVs to Canadian Customers, Report

Chevrolet Canada delivered its first two Bolt EVs in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. “This is a truly satisfying moment as our customers begin to experience this ground-breaking technology and overall fun-to-drive vehicle,” said Laura Pacey, brand director for Chevrolet in Canada.  “Standard features include DC fast charger capability, Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle, a 10.2 inch colour ... Read More »

Research finds volcanoes erupted on Mars for ‘two billion years’

Research finds volcanoes erupted on Mars for two billion years

A close research of a meteorite from Mars, discovered in 2012, has revealed that some two billion years ago there was volcanic activity on the red planet, much earlier than previously believed. Shield volcanoes and lava plains formed from lava flowing over long distances, similar to the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. The largest Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, is nearly ... Read More »

Ontario Making Electric Vehicles More Affordable “Report”

Ontario Making Electric Vehicles More Affordable, Report

Ontario is making it easier for people across the province to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and switch to an electric vehicle (EV) by further enhancing its Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP). Drivers residing in Ontario that were interested in purchasing a Tesla were capped at receiving a $3,000 incentive for the automaker’s electric cars, as the government has a cap ... Read More »

British Columbia oysters linked to recent gastrointestinal illness cases

British Columbia oysters linked to recent gastrointestinal illness cases

So far this year, 24 cases of gastrointestinal illnesses in Ontario have been traced to raw or undercooked oysters. Dr. David McKeown, the province’s acting chief medical officer of health, said Thursday that the illnesses in question all showed symptoms similar to those of Norovirus. Cooking oysters at an internal temperature of 90 Degrees Celsius (194 Degrees Fahrenheit) for a ... Read More »

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: the perfect 911? (Video)

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: the perfect 911? (Video)

Porsche’s middle-ground 911, the new GTS, is adorably fun and heroically fast. What is it? Trading a fancy folding roof and a pair of front driveshafts for no more than a third pedal in the footwell, this standard, rear-drive, manual 911 GTS coupé will always be the first choice of those who’ve always believed that, when it comes to 911s, ... Read More »