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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 »

One in three Adult Asthma Patients May Not Have Asthma, study reveals

One in three Adult Asthma Patients May Not Have Asthma, study reveals

A new Canadian research suggests that 33 per cent of people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the respiratory condition. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, concludes that some adults diagnosed by their doctors as having asthma should be reassessed. “It’s impossible to say how many of these patients were originally misdiagnosed with asthma, ... Read More »

Canadian Jeep and Dodge owners suing company; Report

Canadian Jeep and Dodge owners suing company, Report

Canadian purchases of 2014-2016 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks have launched a class action lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages. The class action alleges that on January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA NV”) and to FCA US LLC (“FCA”) for alleged violations ... Read More »

NTU successfully launches Singapore’s first satellite from International Space Station

NTU successfully launches Singapore’s first satellite from International Space Station

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully launched its 7th satellite into space from the International Space Station (ISS). Named the AOBA VELOX-III, it is the first Singapore satellite to be launched from the ISS, a 110-metre habitable human-made satellite that orbits the Earth. NTU’s satellite was delivered to the ISS last month by Japan’s national aerospace agency, the ... Read More »

2018 Audi Q8 Concept debuts in Detroit Motor Show (Video)

2018 Audi Q8 Concept debuts in Detroit Motor Show (Video)

THE Audi Q8 concept has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, hinting at a smart-looking, hybrid engined fastback SUV that will one day challenge the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and BMW X6. The concept shares a similar footprint to the current Q7 – it’s over five metres long and has a wheelbase of three metres – but is 40mm lower. ... Read More »

Nigeria Refugee Camp Bombed, More Than 100 Dead

Nigeria Refugee Camp Bombed, More Than 100 Dead

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said. Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor confirmed that “some” civilians were killed in the northeastern town of Rann, The Associated Press reports. In the military’s ... Read More »

McDonald’s Canada issues franchise-wide tree nut allergy warning

McDonald’s Canada issues franchise-wide tree nut allergy warning

McDonald’s Canada is adding nuts to the menu, meaning the restaurant chain is now off limits to thousands of Canadians who live with allergies. A statement on the fast food chain’s website says starting today it will begin to serve products that use nuts that are not individually packaged. That means all food in Canadian restaurants will now come with ... Read More »