Josie Wolliston

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Why flying 'Internet drones' over Africa is a dumb, libertarian fantasy

When I arrived in a West African newsroom last year to help with a journalism training initiative, one of the first things to come up was my BlackBerry Bold.<p>Despite what the foolish #firstworldproblems hashtag on Twitter would have you believe, my phone was probably the most out of date there. …

Emerging Markets

Canada seeks to cut down on passports of convenience | News Home | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will toughen citizenship rules to prevent foreigners from picking up Canadian passports of convenience without spending much time in the country, part of a sweeping package of reforms under legislation introduced on Thursday.<p>Canada's Immigration Minister Chris Alexander …

North Africa

Texas teen again given no jail time for drunk driving crash that killed four, defence argued teen was too rich to care

FORT WORTH, Texas — A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed …

Winter Circle, or Hexagon, made of bright stars

Whether you call it the Winter Circle or Hexagon, it’s a big circular pattern of stars in the night sky. Its stars are some of the brightest up there.<p>…

Astronomy

Now In Japan: Giant Cyborg Cockroaches

Don't worry, they're probably only here to rescue you. Probably.<p>What if tiny scurrying insects could power batteries with their own bodies? Thanks to a team of researchers from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Osaka University, we …

Fuel Cell

Bill Nye debates creation museum's Ken Ham on evolution, Earth's origin

"Science Guy" Bill Nye tapped on the podium, threw up his hands and said "billions and billions," referring to the age of the Earth while speaking at …

Thalmic Labs launches Myo developer alpha program, adds BlackBerry's Alex Kinsella to team

Kitchener-based startup Thalmic Labs is shaping up to have a big 2014. Our CES hands-on with its gesture control armband, Myo, left us quite …

Joe Kinnear resigns as Newcastle United director of football

<b>Joe Kinnear has resigned as Newcastle's director of football after less than eight months in the role.</b><p>The 67-year-old, who was above manager Alan Pardew in the club's management structure, claimed to be overseeing player recruitment.<p>However, the Magpies failed to sign anyone on a permanent deal …

Soccer

Protected or exposed: Six emerging markets and their vulnerabilities

Reuters<p>Mexico<p>Mexico is an economic success story despite a brutal, multiyear military campaign against the country’s drug gangs. Growth has been boosted by tremendous investment in the auto sector, which has climbed to be the world’s third largest from eighth in 2000. Global investors hope Mexico’s …