Madeleine Spezowka

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Children paralysed in Ukraine polio outbreak

<b>Two children have been paralysed in the first polio outbreak in Europe for five years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>Both cases were in Ukraine where only half the children are fully immunised.<p>It is likely large numbers of other children have also been infected without developing …

Meet the 17 year old who gets Ukraine’s protest message out to the world

As the world watches events unfolding in Ukraine, one unlikely person is leading the effort to get the message of the protesters out; a poised, articulate 17-year-old who'd rather not talk about his age.<p>When asked how old he is, Sviatoslav Yurash turns his head quietly and says; "If I may lower my …

You can’t be partly Canadian, even if you’re a dual citizen

For now, the Department of Foreign Affairs seems uninterested in pursuing the suggestion of one of its senior bureaucrats: to scale back consular services for some Canadians with dual citizenship, who live abroad for long periods of time.<p>For Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who has been held …

Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

Archaeology

What York University forgot: Gender equality is not negotiable

Should religious belief justify gender segregation in university classrooms? According to Professor J. Paul Grayson of York University and his colleagues at the sociology department, the answer is unequivocally 'no'. His superiors, however, disagree, seeing no harm in allowing a male student to be …

No more low battery blues!

The world’s first and only “blind positioning” wireless charger, the QITAH’s minimal design marries with the latest Qi technology to give you freedom …

Tech startups urge Ottawa not to raise taxes on stock options

A group of leading Canadian tech entrepreneurs has told the Liberal government they need help recruiting top foreign talent and finding customers – not handouts – if they are to replace BlackBerry and Nortel Networks as Canadian-based tech giants. Their first ask: that the government back down on …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Isaac Asimov's Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate

Fifty years ago, American scientist and author Isaac Asimov published a story in The New York Times that listed his predictions for what the world would be like in 2014.<p>Asimov wrote more than 500 books in his lifetime, including science fiction novels and nonfiction scientific books, so he was …

Wouldn't you like to stumble across this bamboo bridge in Indonesia?

Did you know Google street view goes underwater? http://bit.ly/1cZSxEx

Catholic nuns stall Obama’s birth control mandate that forces employers to provide contraceptive coverage

U.S. government lawyers must file a legal brief Friday if they want to overturn a Supreme Court injunction that blocks a key element of …

New year will see changes to light bulbs, foreign worker program

Canadians will see a range of federal rules come into effect this week governing everything from the taxes they pay to the type of light bulbs they …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Ottawa moves to name more government buildings after prominent Canadian women

OTTAWA — More than two dozen Canadian women could have their names literally etched into history in the coming months and years under a plan to …

Mountain Landscape Carved Into Encyclopedia Britannica

Book sculptor Guy Laramee pays homage to the printed version of the Encyclopedia Britannica by carving into a 24-volume set of the informative series of books for his latest piece titled <i>Adieu</i>. With the physical publication of the encyclopedias coming to a halt after 244 years of printing the …

Welded Steel Sculptures Look Different from Various Angles

Through his emotive metal sculptures, Hungarian sculptor Aron Majoros explores human equilibrium both physical and emotional. One female figure stands tiptoe on the edge of a thin vertical sheet, evoking an intense feeling in the viewer, and prompting the physical uneasiness of vertigo.<p>The …

Switch It Up

Pump up the jam with the Switch Portable Bluetooth Speaker
and Professional Conference Call device. The goodies don’t end here; the thang is also a …

No More Woof!

Ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Well, the No More Woof project might be the first step in answering that question. The concept uses the same …