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Justin Trudeau’s main rival: An American with a bummer of a campaign

Justin Trudeau’s main rival: An American with a bummer of a campaign

The video on YouTube posted a few years ago seemed promising: Andrew Scheer, now Canada’s Conservative leader, was surrounded by his wife and five children, hamming it up for the cameras and introducing himself to voters. It was direct, fun and endearing. Fast forward to a spiritless national campaign where Scheer has seemed evasive, stiff…MORE

Buckle up — Canada’s election will be a cliffhanger

Buckle up — Canada’s election will be a cliffhanger

Nasty. It is not a word associated much with Canada — except perhaps with the winters here. But during this election campaign, nastiness has been one of the only unifying themes, as parties trade insults and dig up scandals from coast to coast to coast. Canada votes in a general election on Monday, and the…MORE

It’s International Sloth Day … so you have an excuse to be lazy

It’s International Sloth Day … so you have an excuse to be lazy

Today is International Sloth Day, a moment for the world to stop and appreciate the exquisitely strange gift that is the sloth. Below are some of the things you need to know to truly appreciate everything sloths can offer. But don’t rush through this. After all, sloths are famously slow. They probably wouldn’t want you…MORE

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

During Friday’s historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, a female voice can be heard speaking to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control. It’s NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and she’s acting as CapCom, or Capsule Communication, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. CapCom is the astronaut who on Earth who communicates…MORE

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

Now and again in President Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s hard to believe what you’re watching with your own eyes. First, on live television, Trump’s acting chief of staff admitted a “quid pro quo,” saying that the US had conditioned aid upon Ukraine filling Trump’s political wish list — a potential abuse of power that could…MORE

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city. Hong Kong’s Court of the First Instance ruled on Friday against a woman, known as MK, who complained that the government’s lack of marriage options in Hong Kong violated her constitutional…MORE

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

When it comes to business travel, astronauts take the cake. The six space scientists and engineers who live and work in the International Space Station are traveling at a speed of five miles per second — orbiting Earth once every 92 minutes. As far as we know, they don’t earn frequent flyer miles, but they…MORE