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  • Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

    December 12, 2017 6:46 AM 10

    Information taken includes names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. Uber said the information taken includes names, email address, and mobile phone numbers from the accounts, but that its investigation

  • New Zealand space launch cancelled due to engine glitch

    December 12, 2017 6:30 AM 9

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. The command to abort came two seconds after the engine of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket fired on its launch pad at Mahia Peninsula on North Island's east coast. There was no immediate explanation

  • Photos from space highlight devastation from California wildfires

    December 8, 2017 3:52 PM 9

    Images of the wildfires in southern California taken by astronauts in space demonstrate just how devastating the fires in the region have been. NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky posted a series of photos on social media over the past few days, showing what the blazes looks like from far above Earth. Both Bresnik and Ryazansky

  • Lol: Text message celebrates 25th birthday

    December 3, 2017 8:07 PM 12

    The first SMS (Short Message Service), or text message, was sent from a computer to a mobile phone on Dec. 3, 1992 by Neil Papworth. The U.K. software developer, who now resides in Canada, sent the first text to Richard Jarvis, a director at the London-based telecom company Vodafone UK. The message was “Merry Christmas.” Jarvis received it at while at the company’s

  • From hair dye to woodpeckers, new book shows da Vinci was curious about everything

    December 1, 2017 2:54 PM 9

    A new book is shedding light on the workings of one of the world’s greatest minds. Leonardo da Vinci, who painted the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and sketched the Vitruvian Man, created thousands of pages of notes, sketches, diagrams and scribbles that have survived the almost 400 years since his death. Author Walter Isaacson whittled down 7,200 pages

  • Russian weather satellite fails to enter orbit after launch

    November 28, 2017 12:26 PM 16

    MOSCOW - The Russian space agency says that a weather satellite has failed to enter a designated orbit following its launch, another blow to the nation's space program. Roscosmos says it has failed to establish communications with the Meteor M 2-1 satellite that was launched atop a Soyuz-2 booster rocket Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny launch pad in the Far East. The agency

  • Canadian accused in Yahoo hack to appear in California court

    November 28, 2017 9:41 AM 13

    SAN FRANCISCO - A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails is set to appear in court today in San Francisco. Court records show Karim Baratov is scheduled to attend a change of plea hearing this afternoon. Baratov was sent to face charges to the U.S. this summer after waiving his right to an extradition hearing in Canada. He was arrested

  • Dead humpback whale washes up on Rio's Ipanema beach

    November 16, 2017 12:09 PM 36

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- A dead humpback whale has washed up on the shores of Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach. Biologist Rafael Carvalho says Wednesday the whale appears to have been dead for a few days. Its body was decomposing and giving off a strong smell. Authorities were urging beachgoers who had flocked to Ipanema on a national holiday to stay away from the animal

  • Critically endangered Malayan tiger twins born in Prague Zoo

    November 14, 2017 2:11 PM 41

    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A keeper says twin Malayan tigers born in Prague Zoo have a good chance of survival, a rare success for any zoo on the European continent. The cubs, a male and a female, were born on Oct 3. So far, only two European zoos have managed to breed this subspecies of tiger, most recently a zoo in Halle, Germany, in 2013. There are only a few hundred

  • Several beaches whales die during rescue in Indonesia

    November 14, 2017 5:59 AM 42

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - A fisheries official says four of 10 whales that beached off Indonesia's Aceh province have died because of injuries and exhaustion. The sperm whales became stranded Monday at Ujong Kareng beach and attracted hundreds of onlookers who posed for pictures with them. Nur Mahdi, the head of Aceh's marine and fisheries office, said two whales