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January 11, 2019 12:22 AM Plane crew hospitalized after noticing odour

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - American Airlines says five flight crew members asked to be hospitalized as a precaution after landing in South Florida and complaining of an odour onboard. The Miami Herald reports that two pilots and three flight attendants were taken to a hospital Thursday morning following a flight from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale 133

January 4, 2019 12:59 PM China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

BEIJING—A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp the previous night and onto the soft, snow-like surface after a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the moon’s far side. A photo posted online by China’s space agency 130

December 30, 2018 7:21 PM Cabinet OKs plan for Mint to craft special toonies to mark D-Day anniversary

OTTAWA—The Royal Canadian Mint is creating two commemorative coins to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Liberal cabinet approved the design of the new toonies, one of which will have multiple colours instead of the usual two-toned coin, to commemorate a key turning point in the Second World War. On June 6, 1944 a combined force of about 150,000 Allied 139

December 20, 2018 5:09 PM Welcome to Marwen reduces true-life tale to feel-good Hollywood drivel

The documentary tells the true story about an upstate New York man nearly beaten to death by five drunken thugs who finds a path to recovery and artistic expression through the creation of a fantasy world of miniature Second World War town where good triumphs over bad. It’s actually a pretty tough film to watch. Welcome to Marwen is also a tough film to watch 117

December 11, 2018 4:27 PM Stephen Curry doubts moon landings. NASA offers to show him the rocks

It has been a big 24 hours for Stephen Curry. His team was named Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsperson of the Year,” he was named the Western Conference’s player of the week, and his comments denying the moon landing happened made him the enemy of science teachers everywhere. Curry, who recently returned from injury and rejoined the Golden State Warriors 106

December 8, 2018 4:45 PM New NASA lander captures first sounds of Martian wind

The 1976 Viking landers on Mars picked up spacecraft shaking caused by wind, but it would be a stretch to consider it sound, said InSight’s lead scientist, Bruce Banerdt, of JPL in Pasadena, California. The “really unworldly” sounds from InSight, meanwhile, have Banerdt imaging he’s “on a planet that’s in some ways like the Earth, but in some ways really 92

December 7, 2018 7:58 PM China readies Chang’e-4, its moon lander, for launch

The instruments will probe the structure of the rocks beneath the spacecraft, study the effects of the solar wind striking the lunar surface. Chang’e-4 will also test the ability of making radio astronomy observations from the far side of the moon, without the effects of noise and interference from Earth. According to the Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e- 117

December 3, 2018 2:56 PM Canada has achieved a housing soft landing, biggest builder says

“I’ve seen too many hot air balloons before: the higher they go, when they burst, you don’t survive the landing very well and what you end up doing, is you end up disenfranchising a whole generation of young people, a whole decade of chaos,” Gilgan said. Gilgan understands the damage that a popped housing bubble can create: he went through the crash 171

December 3, 2018 11:47 AM Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques bound for International Space Station

On Oct. 11, a rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to abort and make an emergency landing. Russia suspended all manned space launches pending an investigation before giving the green light Nov. 1. Saint-Jacques has spent years training for the six-month mission, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 20 but was moved up after 124

November 23, 2018 6:54 PM Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn’t very kind to visitors

Humanity’s nearly 60-year history of trying to get to Mars includes attempts to fly past the red planet for picture-taking without stopping, as well as the vastly more complicated efforts to put spacecraft into orbit around the red planet and to actually land. NASA’s Mariner 4 performed the first successfully flyby of the red planet in 1965, sending 118