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70 Fascinating Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Toronto in the Early 1960s

These fascinating photos were taken by gcosserat that show street scenes of Toronto from 1962 and 1965.<br>Bloor Streetcar, Toronto<br>Brentwood Towers, …

Toronto

Art heist fail: 14 stolen pieces from St. John's home recovered

Police have recovered 14 pieces of valuable art, including a soapstone statue, that were lifted from a west end St. John's home.<p>In a late Friday …

Art

The Most Hilarious Town Names in Canada - Still Standing

Photo credit: "Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!" by Rob Schmidt (Flickr / Creative Commons)<p>From Dildo, N.L. to Stoner B.C., there’s no shortage of hilarious …

Canada

Why shoppers are losing their taste for Big Food | The Star

Finally, grocery stores are being redesigned to display around the periphery of the store goods aimed at health-conscious shoppers – including …

General Mills

Nearly 70 bodies found at First World War archaeological site

The Hill 80 archaeological project in Wijtschate, a district of Heuvelland in Flanders’ Westhoek, has delivered much more than ever expected, …

Archaeology

Industrial Site Excavated on the Isle of Wight

ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND—Volunteer diggers led by archaeologist Ruth Waller unearthed traces of chamber and bottle kiln floors at the site of the West …

Isle of Wight

3,500-Year-Old Inscriptions Documented in Egypt

WARSAW, POLAND—According to a <i>Science in Poland</i> report, inscriptions on the rocks near the temple of Hathor at Gebelein, located in southern Egypt, …

Ancient History

Cat kicks oncoming Roomba like a boss

You might think you're smooth. But you'll never be as smooth as this black cat redirecting a robotic vacuum with its back leg WHILE continuing to …

Roomba

The World War II Auto Mechanic in This Photo Is Queen Elizabeth II. Here's the Story Behind the Picture

A young female auto mechanic in military uniform in England in 1945 would not have been a rare sight, nor would a photograph of one such woman giving …

Queen Elizabeth II

Winnipeg Art Gallery breaks ground on world-class Inuit Art Centre

Shovels are officially in the ground as the Winnipeg Art Gallery began work on the Inuit Art Centre, the first building of its kind in the world.<p>The …

Streetwear

Drone's-eye view of how solar farms clean all those panels

Clifford Burgoni wanted to sell his system for cleaning 86,000 solar panels, so he made a cool drone video of the gear in operation.<p>Cleaning solar …

Drones

St. John's sewer upgrade unearths artifacts from 1600s

While downtown St. John’s commuters wait to pass the area of Water Street where crews have been upgrading aging water and sewer infrastructure these …

Archaeology

These Famous Women Artists Changed the World With Their Self-Portraits

These deeply personal self-portraits did more than just mirror the artists—they sparked meaningful social conversations.<p>Selfies have taken over social media newsfeeds, filling screens with snapshots of people striking perfect poses in sublime settings, laughing with friends, or caught in quiet …

Art

The strangest (and tastiest) ways people drink coffee around the world

Americans love coffee – and for good reason. It reportedly has a host of health benefits (that is, if it doesn’t cause cancer); in some ways, it …

Coffee

Paris in flames as communards vanquished - archive 1871

25 May 1871: The fighting throughout the day has been desperate and bloody beyond precedent<p><b>ST. DENIS, WEDNESDAY.</b><br>Severe fighting continues round the Hotel de Ville. At 5 p.m the cannonade was loud and incessant. It is reported that the Tuileries, the Louvre, with all its works of art, and the …

France

A Primer on Typography for Non-Designers

When I sat down to write about typography this morning, there was so much I wanted to say that the letters on my keyboard actually sat silent for a …

Typography

A rare look at NYC's potter's field, home to 1 million dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners working as gravediggers stack wooden coffins in the ground, three at a time. Wild geese and newborn goslings roam the grassy fields near small white statues of angels. Decaying brick buildings with blown-out windows stand overhead.<p>A small island in the waters off the Bronx …

New York City

‘Why? Why? Why?’: Dismay and disbelief in Newfoundland as late-May snow smothers spring

'You would think you were in January. People have been golfing, and raking, everything here was very spring-like. So this has set us back'

Weather

WWI Centennial: The Spanish Flu Emerges

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 308th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

World History

Recently discovered fossil shows transition of a reptile from life on land to life in the sea

Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the American Museum of Natural History report …

Paleontology

'Beautiful' dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

<b>The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.</b><p>The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years.<p>Examination of the …

Paleontology

Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

The asteroid impact that ended the age of the dinosaurs also released so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that the planet warmed up by about 5 degrees Celsius — and the hot spell persisted for roughly 100,000 years.<p>That's according to a new study in the journal <i>Science</i> that offers a …

Climate Change

Free travel posters from NASA? I'm there!

Did you know NASA created travel posters? I didn’t until today. Check out the artwork created by the Jet Propulsion Lab team. The hi-rez “Visions of …

Astronomy

NASA photographer's camera cooked by last week's SpaceX rocket launch

Senior NASA photographer Bill Ingalls apparently set up his Canon EOS 5DS at an unlucky spot near yesterday's SpaceX rocket launch. The camera was …

Cameras

Sorry, I Just Can't Get Behind Nut Milk in My Coffee

I have multiple friends who swear that giving up dairy has given them more energy, helps regulate their digestion, and makes them feel leaner. Those …

Coffee

Richard III find historian John Ashdown-Hill dies

<b>The historian who played an "absolutely pivotal role" in tracing the remains of Richard III has died.</b><p>John Ashdown-Hill's research into the fate of the king's body after he died in battle in 1485 led to its discovery in a Leicester car park in 2012.<p>He was also instrumental in tracing descendants of …

History

15 Best Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Just make sure to pack your walking (and dancing) shoes.<p>From shopping for antiques in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods to exploring the most impressive collection of Latin American art on the continent, there's no shortage of things to do in Argentina's cultural capital.

Argentina

Greco-Roman Bath Site Unearthed in Egypt

GHARBEYA, EGYPT—<i>Ahram Online</i> reports that sections of a large red-brick building have been unearthed at the San El-Hagar archaeological site in …

Archaeology

30,000-Year-Old Modern Human Bones Found in Siberia

IRKUTSK, RUSSIA—<i>The Siberian Times</i> reports that bones unearthed in eastern Siberia during road construction could represent the oldest modern humans …

Anthropology

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from 'GoldenEye' to be offered at auction by Bonhams

The Aston Martin DB5 used in the 1995 James Bond film <i>GoldenEye</i> is estimated to fetch between £1.2m and £1.6m when it is offered for sale by Bonhams on July 13.<p>Built in 1965, the car starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in one of the franchise's most famous car chases. In it, Bond races Xenia Onatopp in …

James Bond