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Seals "photobomb" underwater photographer

Photographs show leopard seals joining in the fun and smiling at the camera<p>It should have been a routine trip underwater for a group of French divers.<p>But they got rather more than they bargained for when the plunged into the sea off Antarctica.<p>The team had hoped for some spectacular photographs and …

Seals

Chinese visa applications soar on cheaper loonie

The downtrodden loonie has found a new friend in China.<p>Armed with a currency that buys 12 per cent more Canadian dollars than six months ago, Chinese travellers and businessmen are clamouring for visas to cross the Pacific.<p>In January, Chinese applications for visas to Canada climbed 51 per cent …

Clashes kill 17 in China’s restive west

Police shoot dead nine "suspects" and four civilians following axe and knife attack in the violence-hit region of Xinjiang<p>Seventeen people have reportedly been hacked, stabbed or shot to death in the latest episode of deadly violence to hit China's far west.<p>The killings came during a bloody …

Extremism

Do Your Cats Love Some Things You Do But Hate Others?

Do your cats have strong likes and dislikes about things that you do? My cats make it clear when they love certain actions, and they do the same with …

Top 10 Android app updates this week: MLS, Google Translate

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Apps

Science Word of the Day: Super-weaner

There are some technical terms that make me think “Hah, that’s funny”, but not actually laugh out loud. That’s how this weekly feature got started. But thanks to intellectual neoteny that has let me maintain a juvenile sense of humor, I can’t help but giggle at some science words. “Super-weaner” is …

Georgia Vet With PTSD Is First Person to Be Executed in 2015

A decorated Vietnam veteran who killed a sheriff's deputy in 1998 was the first person to be executed in the U.S. in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his argument that the post-traumatic stress he suffered from combat should make him exempt from capital punishment.<p>Andrew Brannan, …

A glimpse into the future: 5 top trends at CES

After a week filled with high-definition TV screens and shiny new gadgets, the International Consumer Electronics Show comes to a close.<p>Now that we've gotten a glimpse into our future, what were some of the themes of this year's CES? Here are five trends:<p><b>1. At CES, cars drive you.</b><p>Not only will cars …

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