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Canadian soldiers engaged in more firefights against Islamic State, military says

Canadian snipers on the front lines in Iraq have once again killed Islamic State militants during their non-combat mission advising Kurdish forces – part of an evolving role for this country's soldiers as the battle accelerates to win back the northern city of Mosul.<p>On Monday, the Canadian Armed …

Kobani falls: Kurds take city from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kurdish fighters have taken the Syrian city of Kobani from ISIS' grip after 112 days of fighting with the Sunni extremist group, multiple sources said Monday.<p>The announcement comes a day after an Iraqi official declared that Iraq's Diyala Province had been "liberated" from ISIS.<p>Idriss …

Middle East

11 Ways Science and Technology Are Waging War on Winter

Fighting snow with sugar beet juice, snow-pooping robots, geoengineering and more<p>Here in New York City, we've just been hit with yet another round of snow, and it got us thinking: There must be somebody working on a way to get rid of this fluffy white menace. As it turns out, there are lots of …

Oculus is now making its own virtual reality movies

Story Studio is the company’s internal team exploring what it calls 'VR cinema'<p>The prominence of virtual reality has been one of the biggest stories of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and now Oculus itself is stepping into the fray to highlight the importance of storytelling in VR. The company has …