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McDonald’s invents the straw of the future (Video)

McDonald's invents the straw of the future (Video)

McDonald’s announced the release of a limited-edition milkshake straw that was designed for their new Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Only 2,000 of the innovative shake-slurpin’ device were made. The Irish holiday is just around the corner, which means the famous McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes are back. In early February, the fast food chain announced that the annual limited-time beverage would be returning ... Read More »

Fisheries minister to announce protection for Northern BC glass sponge reefs

Fisheries minister to announce protection for Northern BC glass sponge reefs

Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the establishment of the new Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area to safeguard the globally unique and important aquatic environment that provides key habitats for marine wildlife. The Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area is located between Haida Gwaii and the mainland ... Read More »

Looking for a job? Facebook could be the new LinkedIn

Looking for a job? Facebook could be the new LinkedIn

Facebook is now allowing companies to post jobs on its platform in the U.S. and Canada. Page administrators will also be able to receive applications through Messenger. Even though Facebook is not the first place you look for a new job, it could give competition to LinkedIn, considering its much larger user base. “We know that finding the right talent ... Read More »

BlackBerry patent lawsuit filed against Nokia, Report

BlackBerry patent lawsuit filed against Nokia, Report

Two former smartphone kings, Nokia and BlackBerry, have become embroiled in a lawsuit involving patents relating to networking gear. In a 96-page lawsuit, reported in ArsTechnica, the company claims Nokia infringed 11 BlackBerry technology patents “related to LTE- and UMTS/UTRAN-compliant products and services”. These include “a number of transmit antennas found in a base station” and a “scattered pilot pattern ... Read More »

Snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100, says new study

Snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100, says new research

The Alps may lose 70 percent of snow cover by the end of the 21st century if humanity does not control global warming, says new research. The new study, by researchers based at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) and at the CRYOS Laboratory at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Switzerland, shows that the Alps could lose as ... Read More »

Canadian market extends record high, Report

Canadian market extends record high, Report

The TSX has seen four straight record closes and seven straight winning sessions as it continues to build on its post-election momentum. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.37% to hit a new all time high. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO:PLI), which rose 8.47% or 0.200 ... Read More »

Geologists discover ‘Zealandia’ – a hidden continent off the coast of Australia

Geologists discover 'Zealandia' - a hidden continent off the coast of Australia

Earth has a concealed continent called ‘Zealandia’ hidden in the Pacific Ocean and attached to New Zealand, according to newly published research. Satellite maps indicate the “continent” covers an area of nearly two million square miles – about two-thirds the size of Australia, says the BBC. Scientists first detected signs of a mystery land mass in the 1990s and gave ... Read More »

Enceladus: Cassini Cracks the Case of the Icy Moon (Watch)

Enceladus: Cassini Cracks the Case of the Icy Moon (Video)

How a puzzling sensor reading transformed NASA’s Cassini Saturn mission and created a new target in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth. On Feb. 17, 2005, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was making the first-ever close pass over Saturn’s moon Enceladus as it worked through its detailed survey of the planet’s icy satellites. Exciting, to be sure, just for the thrill ... Read More »

Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack in men, says new study

Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack in men, says new study

Heavy snowfalls have been linked to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to cardiac events, according to new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers at the University of Montreal analysed over 100-thousand hospital admissions and almost 70-thousand deaths due to heart attack over three decades in the province of Quebec. They found the likelihood of a ... Read More »

Water Safety Statement Issued – Quinte Conservation

Water Safety Statement Issued - Quinte Conservation

Temperatures across the Quinte Conservation watershed for the weekend and into next week are forecast to be above normal. Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “These mild temperatures will further degrade local ice conditions in the Quinte Conservation watershed and we are urging members of the public to be extremely cautious around local waterways. Ice that was safe earlier may ... Read More »

Scarlett Johansson: Monogamy Not “Natural,” “A Lot of Work”

Scarlett Johansson: Monogamy Not "Natural," "A Lot of Work"

Scarlett Johansson says monogamy and marriage are difficult. In an interview with Playboy, the newly-single Scarlett Johansson shared some thoughts about monogamy, relationships and whether or not it’s “natural” to want to be with the same person forever and ever. In the interview, she makes a lot of pretty good points against the institution of marriage. Even more interesting is ... Read More »