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PS4's Price And Policies Humiliate Microsoft's Xbox One At E3

For the past few years, people have accused E3 of becoming a rather dull affair. Companies show their games, fans support whoever they’re most loyal to, and journalists are forced to give press conferences silly report card grades. Rinse and repeat.<p>But not this year. In over a decade of watching E3 …

12 Luxurious Outdoor Showers

Anyone can rig a nozzle up on the side of the shed, controlled by the garden hose spigot. And then there are the simple rinse off spots for a beach …

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Amanda Todd 'Bikes Against Bullies' Rally Brings Out About 50 Cyclists

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Dozens of people gathered in Port Coquitlam on Sunday for the first annual Bikes Against Bullies rally in honour of Amanda …

Prince Harry Saved Gay Soldier From Homophobic Attack In 2008

Prince Harry is being hailed as a hero by a former squadmate who says the Prince saved him from a homophobic attack back in 2008.<p>In his new book "Out In The Army," excerpted by the Daily Mail, Trooper James Wharton recalls the day he told the Prince of how six soldiers threatened to beat him …

B.C. taser case trial begins

The first of four RCMP officers involved in the death of Robert Dziekanski, who died after he was stunned with a taser at Vancouver's airport, stands trial beginning Monday on charges of perjury related to a public inquiry into the case.<p>Constable Bill Bentley was among four officers who confronted …

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Inconsistency In The Big Bang Theory Resolved

Previous measurements of lithium isotopes in the galaxy may not have been entirely accurate. Woops!<p>A team of scientists working at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has solved one of the vital inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory, reconciling observed data with our current theoretical models of how …

Scans show early brain growth in breastfed babies - Futurity

BROWN (US) — Babies who are breastfed show signs of early brain development, particularly in …

Morphine-like drug may ward off PTSD - Futurity

EMORY (US) — A new compound reduces PTSD-like symptoms in mice that have been exposed …

Potatoes much healthier than you might think

<b>The question:</b> I've heard potatoes aren't nutritious. Are some healthier than others?<p><b>The answer:</b> White potatoes are often regarded as the "white bread" of vegetables, a starchy food with little nutritional value. The truth is, potatoes are good for you provided, of course, they're not laden with …

Phone statements discredit nanny’s word, couple’s lawyer tells court

A Filipino nanny who says she was kept in domestic servitude for nearly two years was free to call home whenever she wanted, the lawyer for a couple accused of human trafficking has told their trial.<p>Nicholas Preovolos, the lawyer for Franco Orr and Nicole Huen, told a jury during his cross …

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Raw milk scheme ends in three-month sentences for farmers

Two Chilliwack dairy farmers have been handed three-month suspended sentences for selling contraband cow's milk disguised as cosmetics.<p>Michael Schmidt and Gordon Watson have been sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court to one year of probation for civil contempt, and will end up behind bars if they breach …

Police issue warning after three revellers overdose on GHB at dance party

Vancouver police are warning about the dangers of teen drug and alcohol use following an incident that saw three people, including two teens, overdose on GHB, more commonly known as the date rape drug.<p>The incident brings the issue to the forefront at a time of year when many teens are celebrating …

Jay Pharoah Burns Lil Wayne in Pitch-Perfect Freestyle Impression

It’s official: <i>Saturday Night Live</i>’s Jay Pharoah has redeemed himself for that weak Trinidad James spoof a couple of months back. On a recent visit to</i> …

What Microsoft will and won’t let you do with games on Xbox One

Today, Microsoft tried to get past the thorniest consumer issues related to the Xbox One video game console before its big press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Monday in Los Angeles. Otherwise, it might have to spend two hours explaining why its policies related to used video …

Microsoft's Shortsighted Approach Might Have Already Killed Xbox One

With Microsoft having made it official that the new Xbox One will have draconian limitations on playing used games, sharing games and being played without an internet connection, the question now is whether the console is dead on arrival with gamers. Given that the Xbox division has been one of the …

Harper's office treats MPs like 'trained seals': ex-Tory MP

On his first day as an Independent MP, Brent Rathgeber is once again taking aim at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), saying Stephen Harper's staff undermine the role of elected officials.<p>The Alberta MP said he ultimately grew tired of the PMO's authority, and of bowing to "masters half my age" who …

Saxby Chambliss Blames Rape Remarks on Nature

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) sought today to explain his controversial remarks about sexual assaults in the military, telling reporters that his comments were the result of “declining levels of brain function created by nature.”<p>“There are old men sitting in the …

Building collapses in downtown Philadelphia