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U.S. photographer captures naked women in decaying locations

In a project amied at showing beauty alongside decaying human-made structures, an American photographer filmed naked models in every state of the Union. What is most unusual about the project is the odd locations.

Ninth orca whale calf born to local pods, but another whale dies

There's a stampede of orca whales being born into the 3 southern resident pods of B.C. and Washington State with the latest birth confirmed this week. But the news isn't all good as a distressed mother was seen with her deceased calf.

Oldest man in the world no longer — Japanese man dies at 112

A Japanese man believed to have been the oldest man on Earth has died. Yasutaro Koide inherited the title just last July upon the death of a fellow countryman and hands the title to a man from China. Koide died at 112 years, 311 days old.

U.K. study may have discovered Alzheimer's Disease breakthrough

Scientists from the University of Southampton released results of a study on Friday that they believe is an important next step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia. It involves blocking one of the brain's receptors.

Orca whale dies caught on fishing line, U.K. pod nearly extinct

When Lulu the orca whale was found dead on the beach of a Scottish island last week the public and marine biologists moaned her loss. The pod she was part of — Britain's last of its type — was given little chance of survival; it's now given none.

Justin Bieber Bad Boy Back: Pulls his pants down in Mexico

The singer from Canada who was good and then went bad and then good again seems to have taken another turn back towards being bad. A Spanish-language paper reports that Justin Bieber was kicked out of a revered historic site in Mexico.

Beatles are now streaming to the top of the charts: Billboard

The music of The Beatles was at last made available for streaming just two weeks ago, on Christmas Eve, and the results are already in. Billboard reports the songs and albums of the Fab Four are doing well.

Halifax man drinks 130-year-old beer found in harbour — Yuck!

A Halifax man drank beer from a 130-year-old bottle of Alexander Keith's found unopened in Halifax harbour by a scuba diver and said the old brew tasted....not so good. Chris Reynolds gave the beer a failing grade but loved drinking it.

Man barely survives vicious attack from pitbulls on Christmas Day

The best thing about ringing in the New Year for Robin Elgie is being alive. The Fort St. John, B.C. man was very nearly killed on Christmas Day when two vicious pitbulls charged into his home in full attack mode.

Wake-up! Vancouver-area hit by 4.9 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake hit the Vancouver, Victoria and Georgia Strait area at about 11:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29. There have been no reports of injuries but it woke some sleepers while others slept right through it.

Here comes the Beatles: Streaming for Fab Four's catalogue starts

The Beatles split 45 years ago but the band has recently become the subject of attention because, very nearly alone among the behemoth rock bands of a bygone era, their music was not available via streaming. That's now going to change.

Risk of Alzheimer's Disease more than doubled with stress

An U.S. study has found stress can play a role in whether you will suffer from cognitive decline, which in turn can lead to Alzheimer's Disease. The study authors say your chances of Alzheimer's is reduced, however, if you manage stress well.

American Muslims raise over $180,000 for San Bernardino families

An online funding campaign from American Muslims has raised over $180,000 — and counting — for families of victims of the San Bernardino shooting massacre. The campaign began even before the creator of the fund knew Muslims were behind the killing.

Study finds talking with teens about sex leads to safer choices

The word from an author of a report on the sexual practices of teenagers is that "Parents really matter, and they're influential." According to the report setting rules and communicating with teens about sex works.

Drug trial of Metformin to begin, may increase lifespan to 120

The idea of living in a healthy body as long as 120 years has to be appealing to virtually everyone. But it's impossible, no? No, actually, it may not be, scientists say, and a drug has been approved for trial that could be a longevity breakthrough.

Breathtakng drone video shows 2,000 beluga whales in Arctic

CBC News in Canada obtained a wonderful drone video of over 2,000 beluga whales in the waters of Nunavut's Cunningham Inlet. The spectacular footage was shot by a 24-year-old adventure tour guide, who describes it as a beluga "party."

High-strength marijuana is increasing cases of psychosis: study

A newly-released study from London has found high-potency marijuana is of great danger to the brain. Skunk cannabis is the name of the high potency marijuana studied — there are many others — and the results reveal it may be leading to psychosis.

Canadian 'dinosaur' discovered in 1845 rebranded as a Dimetrodon

A fossil found in Canada two centuries ago believed to be from a dinosaur has now been found to be a creature called a Dimetrodon. These large beasts actually pre-date dinosaurs by many millions of years.

Man who called himself Phuc Dat Bich admits name was a hoax

This story is a bit of a mind phuc, if you will pardon the word. An Australian man of Vietnamese roots posted an account on Facebook of his ongoing trials and tribulations due to his name: Phuc Dat Bich. But he now says the whole thing was a hoax.

New report finds climate change will increase world poverty

A newly published report from the World Bank Group finds climate change will dramatically increase the number of the world's impoverished people. Published as an eBook, the news it heralds is bad but it is also, the report says, preventable.
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