Category: Americas

Trilobites: For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts

Photo A common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) going out for its nocturnal hunt. Credit Brock Fenton Collecting a vampire bat’s feces is not an easy task.You must go into the…

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Outrage as 2nd Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Peru, Killing Dozens

Photo The scene of a deadly bus crash on Wednesday off the Pan-American Highway in Peru. Credit Diego Ramos/Reuters LIMA, Peru — At least 44 people died and 20 others…

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Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera

Photo Astronomers using the Swope telescope captured Supernova 2016gkg, between the two red lines, in the galaxy NGC 613, which is 80 million light-years from here. Credit C. Kilpatrick/UC Santa…

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It’s Groundhog Day for Women’s Hockey: U.S. vs. Canada Again

“On one hand it’s like any other hockey tournament,” Canadian forward Brianne Jenner said, “and on the other, it is our Stanley Cup.” That is, if the Boston Bruins and…

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Skeptical U.S. Rebuffs Mexico’s Request for Aid in Spyware Inquiry

The spying technology, developed by an Israeli cyber-arms manufacturer, is sold only to governments, and under the explicit condition that it be used only to track terrorists and other criminals.After…

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Canadian Olympic Success, a #MeToo Event and Saskatoon: The Canada Letter

“I couldn’t ask for more in my career,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “It’s been fun dreaming my wildest dreams and having so many of them come true.”Is curling…

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In ‘Paradigm Shift,’ Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People’s Rights

By coincidence, the announcement came just days after a jury in Saskatchewan acquitted a farmer who had shot and killed a 22-year-old Cree man. Mr. Trudeau met with relatives of…

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Canada Finds Itself in an Unusual Role: A Hockey Underdog

That honor goes to the Russians, or the “Olympic Athletes From Russia,” as they are being called during Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Although they have been notorious underperformers at…

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Family of Fatally Shot Cree Man to Meet With Trudeau Cabinet Members

“I can’t imagine the grief and sorrow the Boushie family is feeling tonight,” Mr. Trudeau wrote on Twitter on Friday while winding up an official visit to California. “Sending love…

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Justin Trudeau’s Motorcade Involved in Minor Crash in California

Photo Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, after his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on Friday. Credit Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Canada’s prime minister, Justin…

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