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Google Doodle celebrates basketball’s legendary Edmonton Grads

Google Doodle celebrates basketball’s legendary Edmonton Grads

Google scored a winner on Saturday when it celebrated the Edmonton Grads in a doodle to honor the Canadian basketball legends. The Grads, also known as The Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club, began as a high school girls basketball team before becoming a “sports dynasty,” according to Google. While the team disbanded over 70 years…MORE

Scientists create fake rhino horn from horsehair in a bid to save the species

Scientists create fake rhino horn from horsehair in a bid to save the species

Scientists have developed a fake rhino horn using horsehair, in a bid to create “credible fakes” to flood the market and reduce demand for the material. Researchers from the University of Oxford created the synthetic horn by bundling horse hairs, gluing them together with a matrix of regenerated silk to mimic the collagenous properties of…MORE

This could be the end of the post-Cold War era

This could be the end of the post-Cold War era

This may be the dawn of the post-post-Cold War era. The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago this weekend was a triumph of Western ideology purchased by American power. Freedom’s torch was borne throughout the Cold War by US Presidents from Harry S Truman to George H.W. Bush, and their mission delivered when…MORE

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding exactly how Donald Trump’s critics predicted it would. After the US President walked away from Barack Obama’s international nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, Iran started walking too. On Wednesday, it began escalating its uranium enrichment activities, injecting gas into centrifuges at its infamous underground Fordow plant. The…MORE

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

It all happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to react. It was a loud bang, followed by screams and commotion. Then panic. Mothers yelled for their children and children cried out for their mothers. And there I was in the middle of the chaos: scared, confused and unable to move. What else could…MORE

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

Defying their earthly bounds doesn’t stop many astronauts from exercising their civic duties. Andrew Morgan cast an early vote from space last month, weighing in on a Pennsylvania election, NASA says. According to his official biography, Morgan is a physician who was selected to join the astronaut corps in 2013, and completed his training in…MORE

Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid

Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid

Conan, the heroic dog who helped chase down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, wasn’t the only canine forever changed by the US operation outside Idlib, Syria, last weekend. A puppy was orphaned in the firefight. But thanks to a Syrian photojournalist and a sympathetic veterinarian clinic, that puppy has a new lease on life, and…MORE