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The Insane Experience of Riding the World's Highest Tidal Wave

“Don’t white knuckle this part,” our guide says from behind the wheel of the red zodiac as we bomb along the brown river. “Save that for when the …

Washing Machines

Scientists Have Discovered The Protein That Enables Hearing And Balance

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have discovered that a protein called TMC1 converts sound and head motion into electrical signals, thus enabling hearing and balance.<p>The findings were published this week in the journal <i>Neuron</i>.<p>Sensitivity to sound has been a powerful evolutionary force, but the …

Neuroscience

Rescuers locate 12 missing boys, soccer coach trapped in Thai cave for 9 days

BANGKOK – Rescue teams in Thailand have found 12 missing boys and their assistant coach inside a cave complex, showing “signs of life” nine days …

This Business Will Get Out of Control

My favorite scene in my favorite Tom Clancy movie is a little throwaway moment in <i>The Hunt for Red October.</i> The Soviet and American navies are …

Russian Woman Has Live Worm Crawling Underneath Her Face

Doctors in Russia recently reported the unusual case of a woman who noticed that a number blemishes appeared to move around her face every few days. …

How an anxious, lost raccoon conquered a Minnesota skyscraper — and our hearts

The internet sensation of the past 24 hours, explained.<p>Every once in a while, a story comes around that reminds us of the sheer power of grit and determination. This time, it is a raccoon that climbed a UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota.<p>The saga of MPR Raccoon — or #MPRraccoon, as it became …

Raccoons

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Cause of polycystic ovary syndrome discovered at last

The most common cause of female infertility – polycystic ovary syndrome – may be caused by a hormonal imbalance before birth. The finding has led to …

10 Ways to Experience the World Through A Glass Bubble

Travel<p>Experiences for the times when—for comfort, safety, or practicality—you opt to see the natural world behind a bubble of glass.<p>Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to …

San Francisco

Nobel Peace Prize Committee Says “No F**king Way” To Trump Receiving Award

“We’d rather not award it at all than give it to that egotistical, sexist, racist, warmongering moron,” says committee chair<p>A suggestion made last …

World's oldest person dead at age 117

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.<p>Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in …

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

Henry and Baloo: Dog and cat travel companions gain cult following

<b>Best friends Henry and Baloo have a lot in common - they have both been rescued and now enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. What makes them special to their many fans is that they are a dog and cat travelling duo.</b><p>Their unlikely friendship and hiking trips around the beautiful mountainous …

Kidde recalls Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms

Starting date:March 21, 2018Posting date:March 21, 2018Type of communication:Consumer Product RecallSubcategory:Household ItemsSource of …

United States

After fatal ammonia leak at B.C. ice rink, experts call for better training and arena inspections | The Star

There’s no national standard for how often ammonia refrigeration plants in ice rinks are inspected.<p>Ontario can require as little as six months …

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s biggest airplane? Maybe to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice’

A massive airplane being built by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen moved a step closer to flight last week, when it crept out of its hangar in Mojave, …

Space Travel

Horse racing on the Rideau Canal kickstarted first Winterlude

At the first Winterlude in 1979, it was more than skaters and Beavertails out on the Rideau Canal.<p>Trotting horses raced up and down the ice in a …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

A 21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Suddenly Died From Flu Complications— Here's What You Need to Know

The young man died of "septic shock caused by influenza," an extremely rare occurrence in such a young and healthy person<p>Kyler Baughman's parents noticed he wasn't feeling quite right when he came home for the holidays— it started with a cough and a stuffy nose, then in the next few days, escalated …

In and out: Hip surgery in the morning, home by night

Health news<p>Americans are wearing out their joints and requiring total hip replacement surgery at increasingly younger ages — some as early as 40.<p>Total hip replacement, a surgical procedure in which the head of the femur and its socket are replaced, is one of the most common surgeries performed in …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

New mortgage rules 2018: A practical guide

Come Jan. 1, 2018, Canadians getting, renewing or refinancing a mortgage might have to prove that they would be able to cope with interest rates …

Canadian Real Estate

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Look no further for a quick, irresistible, and delicious Scottish Shortbread recipe. Shortbread is one of the most famous Scottish cookies eaten …

Shortbread

‘Supergirl’ to the rescue

An upcoming documentary on PBS tells the story of Naomi Kutin, a young Orthodox girl who has shattered powerlifting world records.<p>The inner strength …

Orthodox Judaism

Cases of foreign caregivers seeking permanent residency significantly reduced

The federal government says the number of foreign workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program applying for permanent residency has reduced drastically …

Immigration

No rush: woman ticketed for driving too slowly on 401

Ontario Provincial Police ticketed a 47-year-old woman for driving 40 km/h on Highway 401 near Mallorytown, Ont., Wednesday evening.<p>Leeds County OPP …

Knowledge Management

Cat As Baby Jesus Is A Freakin’ Christmas Gift

A grumpy feline decided to crash a Nativity scene in front of someone’s home.<p>Brooke Goldman, a 23-year-old professional photographer from Queens, New York, spotted something furry, er, funny on her way home on Sunday.<p>A seemingly sullen cat had crashed a Nativity scene in someone’s front yard, …

Artist Creates Paintings That Look Like Impossibly-Detailed Persian Carpets

A Miami based artist creates stunningly detailed paintings that look like real Persian rugs. Jason Seife, who is a muralist and a graphic designer, …

Art

If You Ever Feel Sad Just Remember This- Horses Can Grow Moustaches

(Image Link)<p>Horses are noble and elegant creatures and truly one of the most beautiful animals in the world, but did you know they're also the …