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Cuba. Image: Eirik

Canada Hosts Secret Talks That Help US And Cuba Make Up

The United States and Cuba seem to be on speaking terms again.
For more than 50 years, the two countries have quietly been unfriendly towards each other.

by · December 18, 2014 · News
Mastadon skeleton. Image: Kevin Saff

Climate Change, Not Hunting, Killed Off Mastodons

Mastodons in Canada’s north were probably wiped out by the start of a new Ice Age, and not by human hunters, according to a new scientific study.
Early humans have commonly been blamed for hunting mastodons to extinction in North America.

by · December 17, 2014 · Animals, Environment, News
Rosa Parks. Image: National Archives and Records Administration Records of the U.S. Information Agency Record

Nearly 60 Years Ago Rosa Parks Refused To Change Seats On The Bus

Yesterday was the anniversary of an important event in history.
Fifty-nine years ago, a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.
Why was that significant?

by · December 1, 2014 · News
Woolly mammoth restoration at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Image: WolfmanSF

Woolly Mammoth Sparks Debate Over Cloning

A woolly mammoth carcass that was frozen in ice for 40,000 years may make it possible for scientists to bring the extinct species back to life.
The mammoth was found embedded in ice on a remote island off northern Russia in May 2013.

by · November 25, 2014 · Animals, News
An angry citizen shares her displeasure at the Parliament buildings following the robocall scandal in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

Sentence Handed Down In “Pierre Poutine” case

Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Politics
Poppies. Image: Benoit Aubry

Canada Marks Remembrance Day

The hostilities of World War I officially ended at 11:00 on November 11, 1918.
In others words, at 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month.
That is why in Canada and many other countries, Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 each year, with a moment of silence at 11:00.

by · November 10, 2014 · News
The Berlin Wall guarded by Soldiers. Image: Yann

25th Anniversary Of Tearing Down Of The Berlin Wall

It has been 25 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down.

On Sunday, thousands of people gathered in Berlin at a ceremony to mark the occasion.

by · November 9, 2014 · News, Politics
Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all-time.

A Second Painting Underneath Picasso’s “The Blue Room”

Pablo Picasso was an artist who worked in early part of the 20th century. He is one of the most famous painters to have ever lived.

Recently it was discovered that underneath Picasso’s masterpiece, The Blue Room, there is another painting.

by · November 5, 2014 · Arts, News
Image: Northern Ireland Office

The Queen Sends A Tweet

The Queen of England is on Twitter.

She posted her first tweet recently, about an exhibit she had just officially opened.

by · October 26, 2014 · News, Technology
An example of cave art from Crimea. Image: 
Konstantin Malanchev

Cave Drawings Suggest Art May Be Older Than We Thought

Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.

by · October 8, 2014 · News