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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- 10

December 7, 2018 2:31 PM Drake, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer: Who got nominated for the 2019 Grammys

— Album of the year: Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B; By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile; Scorpion, Drake; H.E.R., H.E.R.; Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone; Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae; Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves; Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar. — Record of the year: “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin 9

December 1, 2018 4:27 AM A look at all the pop culture references in Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ music video

There’s Troye Sivan, one of Grande’s close friends, playing a guy gossiping about her love life, like someone basic. “I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey. It’s f------- sick,” he said. The video itself opens to Grande playing Regina George, the quintessential Mean Girl, filling out her Burn Book with all the people who’ve 15

November 28, 2018 6:55 PM Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs

Ford plans to add 500 jobs at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville that makes the SUVs. It also will add 500 at a factory in Livonia, Michigan, near Detroit that produces SUV and truck transmissions. Also, about 500 workers at the Louisville Assembly Plant who make the slow-selling Ford Escape small SUV will be diverted to Kentucky Truck to make big SUVs. In addition 21

November 24, 2018 9:31 PM How Gibraltar almost stopped a Brexit deal

In the lead-up to a historic summit Sunday in Brussels, where a Brexit deal is expected to be rubber-stamped, tiny Gibraltar suddenly loomed large. It literally put Britain’s European Union divorce settlement between “The Rock” and a hard place for a time. That’s because Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez insisted his country have final say over any future 12

November 23, 2018 6:37 PM Duck boat owner settles with Missouri family over accident

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The company that owns the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, in July, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident. The three adult daughters of 65-year-old William Bright and his 63-year-old wife, Janice Bright, of Higginsville, Missouri, filed suit soon after the accident 13

November 22, 2018 2:00 PM The Wild Pear Tree is time and brain power very well spent

This is one of the year’s most thought-provoking films, approaching the disillusionment of youth on the cusp of maturity not unlike the way Lee Chang-dong does in Burning, another standout from the grand bounty of Cannes 2018 that’s currently playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The narrative follows a disillusioned wannabe author named Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) 16

November 19, 2018 4:36 PM Resource firm planning new N.B. wells if Tories lift fracking moratorium

The company wants to expand but the previous Liberal government imposed a moratorium in 2014 that prohibits hydraulic fracturing — a process that involves pumping water and chemicals at high pressure to fracture shale rock and release gas. The new Tory government has proposed lifting the moratorium in specific areas, like the Sussex region, if there 17

November 19, 2018 2:58 PM Communities flee eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

Incandescent material burst as high as 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) above the crater and flows of hot rock and ash extended about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) down one flank of the volcano. Hot blasts of pyroclastic material pushed down canyons on the slopes, while ash drifted toward Guatemala City to the east. Hundreds of families heeded the call of disaster 20

November 16, 2018 12:29 AM Rock cancels first two games as players, owners still in labour dispute

The Toronto Rock’s first two games of the National Lacrosse League season have been cancelled in the wake of a contract dispute between the league and its player’s association. Toronto games at Buffalo, Dec. 1, and Vancouver, Dec. 8, have scratched, the league said in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the NLL and the player’s association 15