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North Carolina protesters pull down university's Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Reuters) - Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina, the latest move to dismantle Civil War symbols amid debate about race and the legacy of slavery in the United States.<p>About 300 demonstrators gathered on Monday evening …

Rights & Freedoms

This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs when you own a home

Owning a home doesn’t come cheap these days.<p>Americans will have to spend nearly $9,400 in “hidden” costs to own and care for a median-priced home, …

Real Estate

A New Method For Having Lucid Dreams Has Been Discovered by Scientists

Would you try it?<p>They're incredible. Amazing. Magical. But perhaps the most fantastic thing about lucid dreams – in which the dreamer becomes aware …

Consciousness

This Bizarre Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this recently discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

Neurology

We Fact Checked an ER Doctor Who Said Weed Edibles Can Kill Kids

She got a lot of things wrong.<p>A emergency room doctor in rural Ontario is getting slammed for a viral tweet in which she claimed weed edibles kill children.<p>On Friday, Merrilee Brown tweeted, “In ER last night I treated someone for a cannabis induced psychosis from cannabis ‘edibles’, in this case, …

Cannabis

NASA supports SpaceX plan to fuel rockets with astronauts on board

As SpaceX gears up to launch NASA astronauts to space with its Falcon 9 rockets, the agency has been debating whether to allow the company to fuel its spacecraft after astronauts have boarded. SpaceX typically fuels its rockets shortly before launch in order to prevent its cooled propellant from …

Space Exploration

Multiple quakes kill at least 12 on Indonesian islands

Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a …

Public warned of possible contaminated cannabis in Renfrew area

PEMBROKE — Renfrew County and District Health Unit has received reports of unexpected seizures among cannabis users in the Renfrew area.<p>The public is …

Cannabis

For Many Fleeing Venezuela’s Chaos, New Trouble in Brazil

Dispatches<p>In desperation, thousands have left their homeland to seek a better life to the south. But at Brazil’s border, more problems await.<p>MagazineDispatches<p>A version of this story will appear in the November 2018 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>Fish and taro</b> were the only food Milagros …

Venezuela

California Series Acoustic Guitars

BOLD, STRIKING STYLE<p>Instruments as individual as the artists who play them, California Series guitars have unexpected, electric-inspired style that …

Acoustic Guitar

Colombia rescues 49 women from 'sexual slavery'

Almost 50 women trafficked through underground tunnels to work as nightclub "sex slaves" were rescued from the tourism hotspot Cartagena, Colombian …

U.S. State Department

We Need to Stop Calling K2 'Synthetic Marijuana' as Body Count Rises

Following last week’s mass-casualty event in New Haven, Connecticut, it’s clear that the cannabis community needs to do its part to change the …

Cannabis

Could a Dog Flu Outbreak Put Your Pet at Risk? Here's What Owners Should Know

There's a shortlist of canine influenza symptoms you should keep an eye out for.<p>All breeds of dogs living across the country have faced an outbreak …

What really killed the dinosaurs? Not asteroids, according to this Princeton scientist

The last of the non-avian dinosaurs disappeared from our fragile planet around 65 million years ago. And an asteroid did it, right?Actually no – at …

Asteroids

Red Deer’s Jordan Baptie hopes stolen guitar will be returned

Jordan Baptie knows the odds are not in her favour.<p>The 23-year-old who lives in Red Deer had a guitar and a keyboard stolen from her car last week …

Guitar

Mysterious ribbons of light dubbed 'Steve' are NOT auroras, after all: Scientists say the 'skyglows' represent an entirely new celestial phenomenon

Mysterious purple and white ribbons of light seen dancing across the sky may represent a never-before-identified type of ‘skyglow.’<p>While amateur …

Astronomy

What You Need to Know Before Renovating Your Basement

<i>Mike Holmes is one of HGTV Canada’s go-to contractors and the host of Holmes and Holmes, Holmes: Buy it Right and Home to Win.</i><p>A basement renovation …

Home Improvement

5000-year-old monument was built by a society without leaders

Excavations at eastern Africa’s oldest and biggest cemetery offer a new perspective on the reasons why ancient humans built great monuments.<p>The …

Archaeology

Why these patients, retailers and researchers say Canada shouldn't drop medical cannabis post-legalization

Some researchers, patient advocates and industry professionals say Canada needs to maintain a distinct medicinal cannabis system following …

Cannabis

‘I was stunned’

An Edmonton man is sharing a video he recorded, showing a woman shouting racial slurs at him in the wake of a parking dispute on the city’s south …

Canada

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this …

Neuroscience

10 Secrets of Amish Furniture Makers

Amish woodworkers take their craft seriously, and the heirloom furniture they produce is coveted for its impeccable quality, craftsmanship and …

Ancestor of All Cellular Life on Earth Appeared Way Earlier Than We Thought

"Fossils can only tell us so much."<p>About 4.5 billion years ago, a proto-planet named Theia crashed into Earth, birthing our moon. A relatively short …

Biology

Get an Inside Look at the Fender Guitar Factory in 1959

Have a look at the video clip below for some fantastic rare footage of the Fender guitar factory in the late 1950s.<p>The clip was shot inside Fender’s …

11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Gardening

ESA looks at Moon dust for making bricks to construct lunar habitats

ESA researchers are looking at lunar dust as a raw material for making bricks to build habitats for future manned outposts on the Moon. Using …

Habitats

$21.5 million medical pot plant for Princeton

A $21.5 million medical marijuana facility – expected to provide 95 jobs – is to be built in Princeton.<p>Mayor Frank Armitage made the announcement …

Cannabis

Record-Setting Runner Disqualified for Not Drinking Enough Beer

Corey Bellemore thought he had won last weekend’s’s 2018 Beer Mile World Classic in Vancouver, B.C. with a shockingly fast time of 4 minutes and 24 …

Alcohol

A simple eye scan promises to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease in earliest stages

Diagnosing Parkinson's disease is still a challenge for doctors. Complex neurological exams can help identify the disease after symptoms appear but …

Medical Research

How a top-secret Navy mission found the wreckage of the Titanic — and kept it secret for years

The RMS Titanic was billed as "unsinkable." Many conflicting reasons have been proposed as to why but, nonetheless, they were proven wrong. When the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, she took with her over 1,500 of her 2,224 estimated passengers and crew.<p>Countless …

Titanic