Post Tagged with: "international"

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Google Exec Breaks The Record For Highest Altitude Jump

Alan Eustace, 57 years old, is an executive at Google. On Oct. 24, he jumped out of a balloon from a height of more than 41 kilometres.

by · October 31, 2014 · Lighter, News
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Volunteers Preparing For Life On Mars

Six people are about to find out what it would be like to live on Mars – without ever leaving the Earth.

Three men and three women will spend eight months

by · October 28, 2014 · News, Science
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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
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Russia Closes Down Nine McDonald’s Restaurants

People in Russia remember waiting more than eight hours to taste their first Big Mac. The line-up was hundreds of people long, snaking back and forth along the sidewalk. That was 1990, when the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Russia, in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.

by · October 22, 2014 · Health, News
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Canada Sends Troops To Middle East

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien doesn’t often speak out publicly, these days.

Recently, however, he wrote a newspaper column suggesting that Canada should send help, not fighters, to the Middle East.

by · October 20, 2014 · News, Politics
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Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

It is, arguably, the most prestigious prize in the world.

Yousafzai is 17 years old. She is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

by · October 15, 2014 · News
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
Cosmonaut Yelena Serova. Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

First Russian Woman On ISS

Cosmonaut Elena Serova arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26, becoming the first Russian woman to join the crew of the space station.
Serova and two other astronauts made the six-hour flight in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. They docked with the ISS while orbiting 364 kilometres above the Earth.

by · September 28, 2014 · News, Science
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Scotland Votes To Stay In UK

Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK).

The United Kingdom is short for the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” It is made up of four countries: England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

by · September 24, 2014 · News, Politics
Scotland lies to the north of the UK and is shown here in dark blue. Image: Peeperman

Scotland Votes On Independence Today

Should they stay or should they go?

That’s the question on the minds of the people in Scotland.

They’re voting on Thursday, Sept. 18. They will either vote to stay within the UK (United Kingdom) or to become independent.

by · September 17, 2014 · News, Politics