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Obviously, it's going to be cloudy here again, tonight...
Tonight, the northern lights are expected to give a great show even in southern Canada - for the second time this week.
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Talk about price gouging. $18 for the e-book version of a NOVELLA!
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I bought my first Raspberry Pi a week ago, and I can already see that there may be more. But seeing these guys turn 64 Pis into a 64 node supercomputer—IN A LEGO RACKMOUNT!—just blows my mind.
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About f'in time...
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well that explains today's XKCD comic...
The hashtag #thedress took over the internet on Thursday night after a Tumblr user unwittingly started the craze by asking whether the above dress was white and gold, or blue and black.
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I'm sorry, it's just not funny without a Robertson picture...
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LOL. I love it when censorship backfires.
Parents in Idaho called the cops last week on junior-high student Brady Kissel when she had the nerve to help distribute a book they’d succeeded in banning from
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This beautiful dog showed up on my doorstep...
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The story behind today's Google Doodle
Tuesday's Google Doodle pays tribute to journalist Nellie Bly with a melodic ode penned by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.
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Every spring I see stories like this. From the American side of the Great Lakes... Are we really smarter, or do Canadian news sources not report the similar stupidity from our side?
Two teens from Wisconsin were rescued by firefighters and coast guard officials after floating approximately 40 metres from the shore of Lake Michigan on a broken sheet of ice.
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Having just endured The Circle, I couldn't agree more...
PORTLAND, ME—Saying that he wanted to make things as easy as possible for all the dumbshits to locate, Back Pages Bookshop owner Stephen Larrick told reporters Friday that he had placed all of the Dave Eggers titles on a table near the independent b...
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Tuesday's Google Doodle pays tribute to journalist Nellie Bly with a melodic ode penned by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.

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#TheDress colour question divides an internet
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xkcd: Screws
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