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Impending loss of Greyhound service has B.C. ski resorts scrambling

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Ski resorts around BC are bracing for a hit when Greyhound stops service around the province.<p>Operators are wondering how some …

Skiing

Ukraine wants a national church that is not beholden to Moscow

THE row is over points of ecclesiastical history and procedure that most people, including ordinary folk who belong to the relevant churches, find …

Russia

Incredible Footage of a Firework Intersecting With a Bolt of Lightning on the Fourth of July in Tennessee

While watching Fourth of July fireworks at S and C Farms in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, attendee Angela Tharp captured incredible footage of the very …

July 4th

More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution

It’s a lie that wasteful consumers cause the problem and that changing our individual habits can fix it

Sustainability

Spiders Can Harness Electric Fields to Fly

It's a bit like static electricity, but way cooler.<p>Spiders can't fly, but they can naturally paraglide. Their ability is known as ballooning, and scientists have now shown that it extends further than windy thermals. Electric fields are strong enough to trigger ballooning even when there's no …

Spiders

The 10 Best Hiking Trails in Alberta, Canada

Alberta is known for being the home of the Canadian Rockies, which stretch 180,000 square kilometers (69,498 square miles) across Alberta and into …

Hiking

Facebook labels declaration of independence as 'hate speech'

In the run-up to the Fourth of July, the Liberty Country Vindicator, a small local newspaper in Texas, posted sections of the declaration of the independence to its Facebook page, in a bid to encourage discussion of US history among its readership.<p>What must have seemed like a benign social media …

Social Media

Man Spends 23 Years Carving Sprawling Underground Temple Under His House

Levon Arakelyan was 44 years old in 1985, when his wife asked him to dig a potato storage pit under their house in the village of Arinj, in Armenia’s …

Archaeology

Child murderer Penny Boudreau wins right to escorted leaves from prison

Penny Boudreau, a Nova Scotia woman who was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 20 years for killing her daughter Karissa, has won the …

Crime

New cloaking technique lets light pass right on through

The concept of an invisibility cloak sounds like pure science fiction, but hiding something from view is theoretically possible, and in some …

Red Sea

Explaining Canada Day to America

(YouTube link)<p>Today is Canada Day! In this humorous video, a Canadian explains to his neighbor what Canada has to celebrate. The American talks about …

Canada

Humans Gave Leprosy to Armadillos. Now, They’re Giving It Back

Weird & Wild<p>Wild armadillo meat is popular in Brazil, but a new study shows those who eat it put themselves at risk of contracting leprosy.<p>In Brazil, it’s not uncommon to eat armadillo, which reportedly tastes like chicken. But new research warns against the practice—it could give you leprosy.<p>In a …

Zoology

Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Wildlife Preserve' Spawns Growing Wolf Population

Gray wolves from the radioactive forbidden zone around the nuclear disaster site of Chernobyl are now roaming out into the rest of the world, raising …

Wildlife

110 Years After The Tunguska Event We Still Aren't Sure What Caused It

It was nothing of this earth, but a piece of the great outside; and as such dowered with outside properties and obedient to outside laws.<br>The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft<p>At 7:15 on the morning of June 30, 1908, something happened in the sky above the Stony Tunguska (Podkamennaya Tunguska) …

Earth Science

Amazon wiped out $17.5 billion from eight companies in one day

Amazon wiped out $17.5 billion from eight companies' market values Thursday with just two announcements.<p>The e-commerce giant has become a force on …

Market Capitalization

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

This Beautiful Golden Chamber Contains Water So Pure It Can Dissolve Metal

It can detect dying stars.<p>Hidden 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's …

Physics

THE MOST TERRIFYING BLACK DIAMOND SKI SLOPES IN THE WORLD

You’re an avid skier or snowboarder who spends every winter weekend shredding your way down a different mountain. After tackling all the green and …

Skiing

As Legion membership declines, leaders struggle to attract the next generation of veterans

After more than 80 years, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 – the only Jewish branch in Toronto – has closed its doors.<p>It’s the latest example of a trend in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada in which Legion branches can no longer afford the cost of keeping up their spaces because of falling …

Veterans

Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 …

Archaeology

New helicopter video confirms Hawaii is basically Mordor now

Peter Jackson’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy relied heavily on CGI to turn Mordor into hell on Earth, complete with a lava-spewing volcano and rivers of …

Fentanyl has taken over America's drug market. Where is it coming from?

The pre-war co-op on New York’s Upper West Side, across the street from Central Park, was the fictional home of “Seinfeld” character Elaine Benes.<p>In …

The 1838 shipwreck was 'the Titanic of its time.' Divers just made an eerie discovery.

Divers recovering artifacts off the steamship Pulaski have made an eerie find that gives credence to eyewitness accounts of the night the ship sank …

Archaeology

24 Jokes That Will Make You Laugh, Then Immediately Say "Oh No"

It's okay, me too.

Jokes

'We will always be grateful': American saved by 1980 'Canadian Caper' says thank you to Canada

Kathleen Stafford has watched with a heavy heart the chill in Canada-U.S. relations after President Donald Trump’s acerbic, post-G7 tweet storm. …

'Lost' NASA Tapes Show Humans Sort of Caused Global Warming on the Moon Too

There is a decades-old mystery at NASA: Why did the moon's temperature suddenly rise nearly 4 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) right after the …

Tim Miller can find almost anyone. Can he find his daughter’s killer?

Texans have a habit of taking matters into their own hands, and Tim Miller is one of them.<p>One day in 1994, Miller drove to the home of Robert Abel, a quiet, retired Nasa engineer. He confronted Abel outside his house. They started arguing. Miller drew a .357 revolver. He held the gun to Abel’s head …

Crime

Could Zombies (or a Zombie Virus) Become a Reality?

Could a zombie apocalypse really happen? Are there viruses in the plant and animal kingdom that mimic the symptoms of zombies in popular …

5 top hikes in Ontario, Canada

With 330 parks covering more than 9 million hectares, Ontario has some of the best walking in the world. Here’s our pick of the best hikes in the …

Milestone claimed as experimental nuclear reactor reaches temperature of the Sun

The pursuit of nuclear fusion is inspired by the collision of atomic nuclei in stars, which fuse together to form helium atoms and release huge …

Energy