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Today in Apple history: Mac OS 7 gets its final update

<b>April 7, 1997:</b> Apple’s System 7 operating system receives its last update with the shipping of Mac OS 7.6.1.<p>The update brings a few bug fixes and support for Apple’s new PCI Power Macs and the PowerBook 3400. Most importantly, it marks the end of the System 7 era, which dawned way back in …

Operating Systems

Oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota twice as big as first thought

ABERDEEN, S.D. — A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first …

Canadian golfer feels impact of tragic bus crash at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Adam Hadwin is one of those rare Canadians who never played hockey.<p>Like all Canadians, he was rocked by a tragic bus crash that …

Golf

Is it possible to sleep with your eyes open?

Think of all the extra reading (or binge watching) you could do if your eyes stayed open all night. Or maybe not.<p>Not normally, but there is a …

Sleep

15th person pronounced dead in crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

The death toll from Friday's crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team's bus and a transport truck has risen to 15, the Royal Canadian …

Junior Hockey

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

Interior health launches website to engage with drug users

B.C.'s Interior Health authority is reaching out to drug users to ask them about gaps to addictions services.<p>The health authority launched a website …

Health Care (Canada)

Benicio Del Toro to preside over Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury

Benicio Del Toro will preside over the jury of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard strand eight years after he served on the Cannes Competition jury which …

Charlie Chaplin

Scientists Identify Protein That Could Let Birds See Magnetic Fields

Birds probably know quantum physics better than many humans—it just comes to them innately.<p>To help them navigate long distances across the globe, …

Magnetism

Why Whales Got So Big

It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.<p>The first time I came face to face with a sea lion, I nearly screamed. I was snorkeling, and after a long time spent staring down at colorful corals, I looked up to see a gigantic bull, a …

Marine Mammals

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the …

Cancer

Long-lived bowhead whales found singing over 180 different songs

Bowhead whales are mysterious, Arctic-dwelling creatures. Scientists believe they can live for over two centuries, and even so, they largely avoid …

A 2nd 'Big Bang' could end our universe in an instant — and it's all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang.<p>That's according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to an explosion of energy that …

Physics

What on Earth Is This Fiery Blob?

At first glance, it looks like a fiery monster out of "The Incredibles." Or maybe a glowing alien orb, or a giant, irritated zit popping up above the …

Kilauea

Woman crushes Reese Witherspoon Jeopardy! category, is congratulated by Reese herself

You know you’ve had a successful career when you win an Oscar…and get your own <i>Jeopardy!</i> category. And for Reese Witherspoon, that moment came on …

‘Roseanne’ Mania Cools Slightly in Show’s Second Week

“Roseanne” mania has cooled slightly, but the ratings numbers for the show’s second night suggest that it is indeed a bona fide hit for ABC.<p>The first two episodes of the revived sitcom, which aired back to back on March 27, scored huge ratings, surprising television executives and making the case …

Channing Tatum Alluded To Possible Marital Troubles Over 2 Years Ago

Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced they were splitting on Monday.<p>Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced Monday that they are separating after nearly nine years of marriage ― a lifetime, by Hollywood standards. Though it was a split most “Step Up” fans people didn’t see coming, there …

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan struggled with Channing Tatum’s soaring career, report says

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device</i><p>When Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met, they were both little-known …

Channing Tatum

Vancouver fans salute Sedins as Golden Knights hold off Canucks in SO

In his third last game wearing a Vancouver Canucks uniform Henrik Sedin had a chance to do something he'd never done in his 17-year NHL career.<p>The …

Ice Hockey

Everything we know so far about the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters

Yesterday, a shooter walked into YouTube’s headquarters in California and began firing at employees, leaving three people injured with gunshot wounds. A picture of the tragedy, and the suspect behind it, is now emerging. Here are the facts that have come to light so far.<p><b>What happened</b><p>Around …

Facebook to exclude North American users from some privacy enhancements

There’s no way to sugarcoat this message: Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg believes North America users of his platform deserve a lower data protection standard than people everywhere else in the world.<p>In a phone interview with Reuters yesterday Mark Zuckerberg declined to commit to universally …

Privacy

Number of E. coli cases connected to south side restaurant climbs to 18

Nearly a week after Alberta Health Services said they were investigating the source of an E. coli outbreak that had five confirmed cases, officials …

John McAfee charges $105,000 for cryptocurrency promo tweets

McAfee

Bill Cosby's retrial gets underway amid 'explosion of awareness' of #MeToo

Jury selection is set to get underway today in comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial in Philadelphia in a cultural landscape changed by the …

Justice

The universe could end the same way it started — with a big bang

The world could end as abruptly as it began, warn experts.<p>All it would theoretically take is for a fundamental particle — the Higgs boson — to become …

Now, there’s an injectable bandage that stops bleeding, speeds healing | health

An injectable bandage fabricated from a seaweed-derived gel that is used in cooking can stop bleeding and promote wound healing, according to …

170 million-year-old dinosaur tracks discovered on Scottish island

If you haven't heard of the Isle of Skye, imagine Middle Earth meets Jurassic Park.<p>On Tuesday, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Staffin …

Please Enjoy This Wild Will Ferrell and Joaquin Phoenix Interview

Last week, <i>Interview</i> magazine dropped one of the most surprisingly delightful celebrity chats in recent memory. If you didn’t see it until now, please …

After you delete old Facebook apps, take a hard look at Uber and Snapchat settings

If you’ve deleted old apps in your Facebook account, don’t forget other apps on your smartphone that soak up too much personal information.<p>Those programs can raise some of the same privacy risks as Facebook apps if they ask for data that they don’t need to do their jobs—especially if you accepted …

Apps

Canadian dollar could touch 80 cents US, but will it stay there?

Bipan Rai, executive director of macro strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, joins BNN to provide perspective on the impact of ongoing trade tensions on …