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Arthur Manuel: Former Neskonlith Chief dies at 66

Arthur Manuel: Former Neskonlith Chief dies at 66

Aboriginal leader Arthur Manuel, who died Wednesday, was a fearless advocate for British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, colleagues said Thursday. In a statement, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said: “Arthur Manuel was, without question, one of Canada’s strongest and most outspoken Indigenous Leaders in the defence of our indigenous land and human rights. He travelled extensively throughout ... Read More »

Vampire Bats Are Drinking Human Blood in Brazil, Says New Research

Vampire Bats Are Drinking Human Blood in Brazil, Says New Study

Wild vampire bats have been found feeding on humans in Brazil for the first time – and they could be spreading disease. Scientists from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, led by Enrico Bernard, analysed 70 faeces samples from a colony of vampire bats, named Diphylla ecudata, that reside in Catimbau National Park in northeast Brazil. They also ... Read More »

Facebook fixes Bug That Caused Messenger to Drain Batteries

Facebook fixes Bug That Caused Messenger to Drain Batteries

If your Facebook battery usage has been especially bad recently, it has apparently been fixed server-side. Facebook this week issued a server-side fix to a bug in its Messenger app that rapidly depleted some Android users’ batteries. This, after several users complained on Twitter and Reddit that it seemed like a recent code change was impacting battery life. Read More »

Researchers have a new theory about why ‘female orcas’ live so long after they stop having babies

Researchers have a new theory about why female orcas live so long after they stop having babies

While many animals become less fertile as they age, only three species—humans, pilot whales, and killer whales—have females that regularly live well beyond their reproductive prime. These are the only species where we see grandmas acting like grandmas: they’ve long stopped producing offspring of their own, so they pivot to helping care for their children’s children. According to a new ... Read More »

Vinyl sales predicted to keep growing in 2017; says new report

Vinyl sales predicted to keep growing in 2017, says new report

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has today announced its predictions for the technology sector in 2017. According to new research by Deloitte and reported by the FT, these sales, which include new turntables and accessories, contribute 7% to the $15 billion that the global music market is expected to reel in. Paul ... Read More »

MIT Scientists Created The Strongest Material In The World (Video)

MIT Scientists Created The Strongest Material In The World

A team of MIT scientists have designed a new 3D graphene configuration. The team was able to compress and fuse together flakes of graphene to make a sponge-like configuration that is both strong and lightweight. In its two-dimensional form, graphene is thought to be the strongest of all known materials. But researchers until now have had a hard time translating ... Read More »

Baboons recorded making key sounds found in human speech, finds new research

Baboons recorded making key sounds found in human speech, finds new research

Scientists’ analysis of the monkeys’ grunts, barks, ‘wahoos’, ‘yaks’ and copulation calls could have major implications for the evolution of language. Scientists from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Grenoble Alpes University, both in France, and their colleagues recorded baboons in captivity, finding the animals were capable of producing five distinct sounds that have the same characteristic frequencies ... Read More »

Kabul: Blasts kill & injure dozens, including foreign diplomats

Kabul: Blasts kill & injure dozens, including foreign diplomats

Two bomb blasts near the parliament building in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, have killed at least 30 people and injured at least 70. Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, which struck as employees were exiting the parliament complex. “The first explosion happened outside the parliament … a number of innocent workers were killed and wounded. It was caused by ... Read More »

Iran Regime’s Factional Feuding Escalates During Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s Funeral

Iran Regime's Factional Feuding Escalates During Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's Funeral

Iranians, who took part in the funeral procession of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran yesterday, chanted “Death to Russia” and accused its embassy of being an espionage hub, Arabi 21 reported. Authorities were forced to raise the volume on the loudspeakers playing lamentation songs after some in the crowds took up cries of “Oh, Hussein, Mir ... Read More »