Day to day here on Earth, our biggest threat from space is probably some undetected asteroid smashing into us, but astrophysicists looking at the universe on a much larger scale warn that another kind of collision could also impact our planet in the distant future. A team led by...
History was on Ilhan Omar’s mind as she arrived in Washington DC this week. The 36-year-old Democrat from Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district became the first Somali-American, one of two Muslim women, among the unprecedented number of women lawmakers, and part of the largest congressional black caucus elected to the...
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg under fire; United Airlines hopes new venture will take off Morning Business Outlook: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being slammed by critics for what they call a 'tone deaf' message wrapping up a tumultuous year for the social media giant; United Airlines is selling a cookbook...
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation said the $1-million Lotto 6/49 ticket that was purchased in Victoria last January was not claimed by Thursday’s deadline. The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was bought on Jan. 3, 2018, and the winner had until 4:30 p.m. today to claim the money. The ticket was...
In “Bird Box,” Sandra Bullock leads two children, all blindfolded because of a mysterious danger, on a journey to safety. The movie, which received mixed reviews, became an inexplicable well for memes over the holidays. Netflix announced that 45 million people had viewed it on the platform in the...
A woman battling breast cancer has been given something to cheer about after scooping a cool $1 million on the lottery. Mona Gilbert, 47, from Alma in Quebec, Canada, was shocked when she discovered the news at the start of the new year. “I looked at the screen, I was frozen,”...
Quebec welcomed its first bouncing baby of the New Year just two minutes past the stroke of midnight. Mariella was born at 12:02 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the birthing centre of the Royal Victoria Hospital at the Glen site in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It also appears Mariella was the first newborn...
Nasa scientists have expressed joy and relief after receiving a signal from the New Horizons probe, proving it survived a record-breaking exploratory mission four billion miles from Earth. The probe made contact to confirm its successful flyby of the icy Ultima Thule space rock, which is 19 miles wide and...
Penny Marshall died of heart failure caused by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to E! and Us Weekly. The Blast published a copy of the death certificate, which was issued Monday by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. Marshall's body was cremated Dec. 26 and given to her...
A woman who was clinically brain dead, and whose family took their fight to keep her on life-support to court, has died. Taquisha McKitty was 28 and died on Monday morning. The Brampton woman died of natural causes and had been on life support for more than 15 months. Doctors had...