Monthly archives: January 2014

Hundreds in Mississauga without water for more than two week

102 units in townhouse complex may be without water for another week, contractor says Hundreds of people in Mississauga are still without water for the fifteenth straight day after an old pipe burst two  weeks ago, and the residents could be without water for another week. ‘The Colony’ complex, located at 180 Mississauga Valley Blvd, has a total of 102 units — all of which have been without water for more than two  week after the […]

Microsoft likely to name Indian-origin Satya Nadella as next CEO

The board of directors at Microsoft is preparing to tap 47-year-old charismatic Hyderabad born Satya Nadella as CEO Steve Ballmer’s successor and is also holding discussions to replace Chairman Bill Gates, according to media reports. The board of directors at Microsoft is preparing to tap 47-year-old charismatic Hyderabad born Satya Nadella as CEO Steve Ballmer’s successor and is also holding discussions to replace Chairman Bill Gates, according to media reports. […]

Boulder smashes through Italian farm

The family living in the house was unharmed in the incident Dramatic pictures have been released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide. The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property in Ronchi di Termeno. A second giant boulder detached during the landslide stopped […]

Whatever happened to the term New Man?

The New Man was once a radical way to describe a male who wholeheartedly accepted equality in domestic life. But 30 years on, what has happened to the term? The New Man rose to prominence in the 1980s like an exotic new species, happy to do the washing up or change a nappy. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the New Man was someone “who rejects sexist attitudes and the […]

 
 
 

Stem cell researcher Dr Haruko Obokata on 'breakthrough'

A young researcher in Japan has been facing the world’s media after her stem cell studies were heralded as a “major scientific discovery.” Dr Haruko Obokata’s work, published in the journal Nature, showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid. The breakthrough at the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology was achieved in mouse blood cells, but could have the potential to start a […]

Google Street View Says Japan Is Top Virtual Tourism Spot in Asia

The intimate looks at locations around the globe made possible by Google Street View has changed the way many of us look at the world. But according to a new piece of information revealed by Google, it turns out that our virtual tourism habits aren’t necessarily aligned with some of our real-world pursuits. According to Street View program manager Ulf Spitzer, the top virtual tourism destination in Asia using Google […]

Hundreds of living, dead pythons found in California home

A schoolteacher was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his stench-filled suburban California home. As investigators wearing respirator masks carried the reptiles out of the house by the score and stacked them in the driveway, reporters and passers-by gagged at the smell. Some held their noses or walked away from the five-bedroom home to get a […]

Heroin sold in McDonald's Happy Meals in Pittsburgh, police say

Heroin sold in McDonald’s Happy Meals in Pittsburgh, police say An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh is charged with selling heroin in Happy Meals. Investigators in the county district attorney’s office received a tip that an employee was selling heroin at a McDonald’s in the East Liberty section of the city. Officers say customers looking for heroin were told to go through the drive-thru and say “I’d like […]

First Porsche revealed to be an electric car from 1898

This is the first Porsche-designed vehicle, which had been stored in an Austrian garage since 1902 Luxury automaker Porsche has revealed the first car designed by its founder was electric, in a show at its museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. Ferdinand Porsche’s design was dubbed the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle C.2 Phaeton model, or the P1 for short. The car, made in 1898, was recently unearthed in an Austrian garage, where it […]

Who, what, why: Who is still at Guantanamo?

A Guantanamo detainee, Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, appears before a board on Tuesday. Like others held at the prison, he will wait to hear his fate. The hearing is the first one open to journalists under the Obama administration. More are planned. It is a hopeful sign for detainees. Al-Rahabi and others will be allowed to speak their mind – and say why they should be released. It […]