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June 2015

News - Canada.ca

Both sides rest after jury is told Boston Marathon bomber is 'sorry'

BOSTON — Both sides rested Monday in the penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, minutes after Sister Helen Prejean told jurors he is "genuinely sorry for what he did."<p>Prejean, the Catholic nun and anti-death penalty activist who became famous with the 1995 film version …

Justice

After Major Nepal Earthquake, Himalayas Drop Several Feet

They won't stay down for long<p>Moving a mountain is considered about as possible as emptying an ocean with a teaspoon. Sure, over time, the rocky peaks of a mountain can be worn down and moved by millions of years of weathering and erosion, but moving it in one fell swoop? Impossible.<p>Or not. In the …

Kathmandu

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Diets

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

Asian stocks retreat as Greek cash crunch intensifies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly weaker Tuesday after the latest talks between Greece and its European creditors failed to reach agreement on bailout terms as the Greek government runs low on cash. Chinese stocks were a bright spot, boosted by an interest rate cut on the …

Putin, Kerry to discuss Ukraine, Syria, Iran, U.S. says

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday to discuss Ukraine and other issues, the United States said on Monday in a statement that made no mention of their deep disagreements.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John …

Russia

4 dead after tornadoes slam Texas, Arkansas; 3 missing people found alive

Emergency workers sifted through debris in parts of the Midwest on Monday after tornadoes slammed the region, killing four people and leaving dozens injured.<p>Two people died after a tornado pummeled the small city of Van, Texas, on Sunday night. To the north in Nashville, Ark., a couple died inside …

Weather

Fears that North Korea could have submarines with ballistic missiles in three years

South Korean officials warn of threat posed by recent successful test firing of missiles<p>North Korea’s recent test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine was “very serious and concerning”, South Korea said on Monday, with one defence official suggesting Pyongyang could have a fully …

Marijuana edibles vs smoking or vaping — why is the high different?

<b>Hey, Cannabist!</b> Do cannabis edibles differentiate themselves as “sativa” or “indica”? Is there a single, unique “high” from edibles? How different is …