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Eighteen employees taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Scarborough restaurant

Eighteen employees taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Scarborough restaurant

The call above saw as many as 18 people taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on Wednesday. Emergency crews were called to the Mandarin Restaurant, a popular buffet at Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road, around 3 p.m., after reports of someone having difficulty breathing. Toronto fire says there were high readings of the deadly odourless gas toward ... Read More »

UK police arrest eight in London terror-attack probe: report

UK police arrest eight in London terror-attack probe: report

Eight arrests have been made in raids carried out by police overnight following the terror attack in Westminster which left four people dead. Four people were killed in the incident yesterday afternoon which saw dozens of people knocked down by an assailant in a car before he got out and stabbed police man Keith Palmer to death inside the grounds ... Read More »

Ancient shrimp fossil Named in Honor of Sir David Attenborough

Ancient shrimp fossil Named in Honor of Sir David Attenborough

The team, from the University of Leicester, Imperial College London and the universities of Oxford and Yale, have named the ancient crustacean Cascolus ravitis, in honour of Sir David Attenborough who is celebrating turning 90 this year. The name ‘Cascolus’ is derived from the Old English source for the surname Attenborough. The researchers discovered Cascolus ravitis in Herefordshire in the ... Read More »

Drunk Pilot pleads guilty after passing out in cockpit

Drunk Pilot pleads guilty after passing out in cockpit

A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty yesterday to having care and control of an aircraft while impaired. The Slovenian national admitted to having drunk a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight. Read More »

NASA: The Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are starting to break

NASA: The Curiosity Mars rover's wheels are starting to break

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is experiencing wearing and breaking in its wheel treads. The space agency just announced last Tuesday the first two breaks in its wheel treads, as it spotted the breaks during the routine check of the wheels. A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s ... Read More »

Scientists say parrots join each other in laughter

Scientists say parrots join each other in laughter

A playful parrot has an infectious laugh that influences the behaviour of its feathered friends, researchers have discovered. Study by a team led by Raoul Schwing of the Messerli Research Institute in Austria and published in the journal Current Biology reveals that in its vocal repertoire the kea has a “play call” – a sound that both announces its own ... Read More »

Samsung Announces Bixby Before Galaxy S8 Launch, Report

Samsung Announces Bixby Before Galaxy S8 Launch, Report

We have been hearing rumors that Samsung would introduce a new voice activated assistant with its Galaxy S8 smartphone called Bixby and now Samsung has made it official. According to InJong Rhee, executive vice president and Head of R&D Software and Services at Samsung, Bixby offers a “deeper experience” than rival services, thanks to its proficiency in the areas of ... Read More »

Climate change: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016

Climate change: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016

History was made on the weather front in 2016 when it became the warmest year on record. Multiple climate-related records were broken last year, according to the annual climate statement of the UN’s weather agency, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). According to the WMO’s new report, 2016 – the same year world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate ... Read More »

Julia Busato, naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

Julia Busato, naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

A photographer whose work portrays the bodies of women “who don’t want to fit the mold” says she is “floored” after being temporarily banned by Facebook — again. Julia Busato started the “Mannequin Series” a year ago after she was gifted a mannequin from a friend. Busato told the BBC she took the photos to “remind the world that beauty ... Read More »

Mars colonisation: SpaceX thinks Arcadia could be heavenly for a Mars landing

Mars colonisation: SpaceX thinks Arcadia could be heavenly for a Mars landing

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. Paul Wooster, from SpaceX, revealed one area on Mars with a flat surface and close proximity to ice that looks particularly promising to support human life. Experts are also looking for ... Read More »