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January 2016

Four Canadian travelers confirmed to be infected with Zika virus


The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed on Friday that four Canadians has been infected with the Zika virus while traveling to areas most affected by the virus.

Source: Four Canadian travelers confirmed to be infected with Zika virus

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The many ways to arrange 128 tennis balls – Why this is important


Here’s an interesting physics problem for you. Imagine that you have 128 tennis balls, and can arrange them any way you want. How many arrangements are possible? You might ask why this is important, and does anyone care?

Source: The many ways to arrange 128 tennis balls – Why this is important

Green Thumbs Up: Copenhagen ready to divest from fossil fuels


Copenhagen is set to join the growing global divestment movement with its plan to sell off the coal, oil and gas assets of its 6.9 billion Krone (€1.29 billion) investment fund.

Source: Green Thumbs Up: Copenhagen ready to divest from fossil fuels

‘Jaws’ for real – New Zealand town being invaded by sharks


Folks in Oban, New Zealand are used to living in the vicinity of sharks, but now they are getting freaked out over the number of sharks that have turned aggressive and started attacking their boats. Locals blame the shark cage diving operators.

Source: ‘Jaws’ for real – New Zealand town being invaded by sharks

Ancient Babylonians used advanced mathematics to track Jupiter


More than a thousand years ago, before the first telescope, and before the geometrical method had even been conceived, ancient Babylonians were using a complex form of early calculus to track heavenly bodies across the night sky.

Source: Ancient Babylonians used advanced mathematics to track Jupiter

U.S. official: Zika virus vaccine trials to start by end of 2016


The United States has two potential candidates for a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus and may begin clinical trials on people by the end of this year. Officials warn though, that there will not be a widely available vaccine for several years.

Source: U.S. official: Zika virus vaccine trials to start by end of 2016

Manitoba marks 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote


On January 28 1916, Manitoba became the first province to grant women the right to vote. This was made possible through the crusading efforts of suffragette Nellie McClung and her many supporters

Source: Manitoba marks 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Calif. coyotes ‘staring down cars’ may be tripping on mushrooms


Coyotes in California’s San Francisco Bay Area have been acting strangely for the past several weeks, forcing cars to stop on roads, staring them down before attacking the car and then running off into the woods. No, it isn’t rabies. They may be high.

Source: Calif. coyotes ‘staring down cars’ may be tripping on mushrooms

New York to London in 11 minutes? Yes, it’s possible


Imagine, if you will, getting seated comfortably in an airliner seat in New York, and a mere 11 minutes after reaching altitude, you’re coming in for a landing in London. Yes, it sounds like science-fiction, but it may soon be possible.

Source: New York to London in 11 minutes? Yes, it’s possible

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