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Researchers shine light on the origin of a mysterious ancient amulet

Researchers shine light on the origin of a mysterious ancient amulet

An ancient amulet has been shown to be the oldest known example of a metalwork technique still used by Nasa. The 6,000-year-old amulet, originally discovered in the Neolithic village of Mehragarh, Pakistan, is thought to be the earliest example of lost-wax casting – a method for making duplicate metal objects. Mathieu Thoury from the French Synchrotron and colleagues devised a ... Read More »

Researchers think there might be an underground ocean on Pluto

Researchers think there might be an underground ocean on Pluto

The planet Pluto has a semi-solid ocean and it lies directly beneath its crust. In the newest issue of Nature, a team of American scientists present the analysis of new data collected by New Horizons to illustrate the likely role a subsurface ocean had played in helping to shape a geological plain on Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia. The 1,000-kilometer ... Read More »

Singer Leonard Cohen died after fall, manager says

Singer Leonard Cohen died after fall, manager says

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night, his manager said. Robert B Kory says Cohen died on November 7th, three days before it was publicly announced. The statement says that the death was “sudden, unexpected and peaceful”, the New York Times reports. Read More »

Amarjit Mann Says Galaxy S7 Exploded In His Hand (Photo)

Amarjit Mann Says Galaxy S7 Exploded In His Hand

Amarjit Mann told a Canadian news station that he felt his Galaxy S7 phone getting warm in his pocket while he was driving, and when he pulled out the phone, it instantly exploded in his hand. “You cannot expect this thing. It was like a nightmare, Mann told the Winnepeg Sun. “Imagine if the phone was (at my ear); my ... Read More »

Russian Jet Crashes Off Aircraft Carrier Near Syria, US officials say

Russian Jet Crashes Off Aircraft Carrier Near Syria, US officials say

A Russian navy jet crashed in the Mediterranean after taking off from Putin’s flagship aircraft carrier which was sent to support Assad in Syria. As reported by Combat Aircraft a Russian Navy Mig-29KUBR embarked aboard Adm. Kuznetsov aircraft carrier has crashed on Nov. 13. The aircraft is one of the four naval Fulcrums operated by the 100th Independent Shipborne Fighter ... Read More »

Chelsea Manning: WikiLeaks informant asks Obama for clemency

Chelsea Manning: WikiLeaks informant asks Obama for clemency

Chelsea Manning is asking President Obama to grant her clemency saying she is requesting “a first chance at life.” Chelsea Manning, a U.S. Army private who was known as Bradley Manning at the time, pleaded guilty to a number of charges after leaking nearly 700,000 documents containing government secrets, though she was not found guilty of the most serious charge ... Read More »

Donald Trump win won’t affect Alberta climate plans, Shannon Phillips says

Donald Trump win won't affect Alberta climate plans, Shannon Phillips says

The results of last week’s election in the United States won’t alter Alberta’s plan to deal with climate change, Shannon Phillips says. “Mr. Trump has said a lot of things,” Phillips told reporters on a conference call from U.N. meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco. “There’s really a lot of hypotheticals right now from our perspective, there’s a lot of unknowns.” “What ... Read More »

Canada announced $2 million to fund climate-capacity building in developing countries, Report

Canada announced $2 million to fund climate-capacity building in developing countries, Report

Canada invests in clean technology in Mexico and in Chile to reduce pollution for a cleaner world. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that Canada will contribute $14 million to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), like methane, through partnerships with Mexico and Chile. This collaborative work will create a cleaner environment for everyone, from Mexicans and ... Read More »

Fox Launches ‘The Martian VR Experience’ (Video)

Fox Launches 'The Martian VR Experience' (Video)

Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company, announced on Monday that its first VR endeavour will go on sale to customers. “The Martian” VR Experience will be available Nov. 15 for PlayStation VR (PSVR) and HTC Vive on Steam. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg, “The Martian VR Experience” is ... Read More »

Year 2016 on track to be hottest on record, Meteorologists say

Year 2016 on track to be hottest on record, Meteorologists say

The world is on track for its hottest year on record with temperature averages across the globe smashed and millions of people forced from their homes by extreme weather events, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. “Another year. Another record,” said WMO secretary-general, Petteri Taalas. “The extra heat from the powerful El Niño event has disappeared. The heat from global ... Read More »

Calgary Police seek info on vehicle that fled traffic stop

Calgary Police seek info on vehicle that fled traffic stop

Investigators are asking the public for help following a suspicious incident in McKenzie Towne. At about 11 o’clock, a patrol officer spotted a truck stopped in the roundabout in the community. The officer pulled over to offer help. When he approached the vehicle he noticed a young girl, around 10 to 13, in the front passenger seat who appeared visibly ... Read More »

Porsche drivers with a need for speed get new playground in Angeles “Photo”

Porsche drivers with a need for speed get new playground in Angeles (Photo)

Porsche has had such a successful experience running their $100 million Experience Center in Atlanta that they dropped $60 million dollars on building a second, 53-acre facility in L.A. The new Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles is located on the 405 Freeway in Carson, California. Guests and corporate groups visiting the new facility can hone their driving skills on courses ... Read More »