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Scientists Make Batteries From Packing Peanuts

A team of researchers from Purdue University in the United States has found a way to use pesky packing peanuts to make rechargeable batteries.

by · April 19, 2015 · News, Science
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Senator Mike Duffy On Trial Facing 31 Charges

A Canadian senator is involved in a lengthy and significant criminal trial.

by · April 12, 2015 · News
TIFF’s Kids International Film Festival 2015 Includes Films, Activities, Contest

TIFF’s Kids International Film Festival 2015 Includes Films, Activities, Contest

Young movie lovers are uniting in Toronto this week with the return of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.
The festival is celebrating its 18th year and highlights some of the world’s best cinema geared for kids aged three to 13.

by · April 5, 2015 · Arts, News
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Barbados To Get A New Head Of State

Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.

by · March 29, 2015 · News, Politics
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Steve Nash Retires From Basketball

Steve Nash retired from basketball on Saturday. He is 41 years old. In this case, “retired” means that he will not play basketball professionally any more.

by · March 22, 2015 · News, Sports
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NWT Woman Required To Change Her Baby’s Name

A woman in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada isn’t being allowed to give her baby the name she wants to.
The mother is Shene Catholique Valpy and she speaks a traditional language called Chipewyan.

by · March 8, 2015 · News
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What Colour Is This Dress?

Caitlin McNeill, 21, has a friend who was getting married.
The mother-of-the-bride was looking for a nice dress to wear to the wedding. She found “the dress” and snapped a picture of it to show to her daughter.
When her daughter saw the picture and started talking about it, they discovered that people had very different ideas of what colour the dress was.

by · March 1, 2015 · Lighter, News
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Cineplex And Autism Speaks Offering “Sensory-Friendly” Movies

Now, kids with autism can have a better experience going to the movies.

by · February 22, 2015 · Entertainment, News
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US News Anchor Brian Williams Suspended For Fibbing

For 10 years, Brian Williams has been a news anchor on the popular NBC Nightly News show.
He was suspended for six months without pay because he misrepresented some important events that happened to him during the Iraq War.

by · February 15, 2015 · Entertainment, News
Naheed Nenshi after winning the Calgary municipal election, 2010. Image: Ted Buracas

Calgary’s Mayor Voted Best In The World

Recently, there was a contest to find out who the best mayor in the world is.
The winner was Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Nenshi took first place, beating out 933 mayors from countries all over the world

by · February 8, 2015 · News, Politics