Blanket of spider webs appears in Greek town

A huge blanket of cobwebs has cloaked a lagoon-side area in the western Greek town of Aitoliko. The webs cover palm trees and plants in an area at least 300 metres long, the Daily Hellas reports. Locals said the sudden rise in spiders had come with the arrival of mosquitoes in the town. Image: Experts […]


Dog owners share heartbreaking tales after alleged PetSmart grooming deaths

With his soulful brown eyes and floppy ears, Speck was full of life when he bounded into PetSmart to get spruced up for the summer. Sadly, the beloved rescue mutt wouldn’t survive to see out the season. “Not even two hours later, he couldn’t even walk,” his owner, Annika Nash, told NJ Advance Media, her […]


‘BTS Army’ invades Hamilton for K-pop band’s three sold-out shows

Shantell Androschuk is a 40-year-old former teacher who lives on a 10-acre farm with her four children, six horses, two donkeys, six dogs and six cats near the central Alberta hamlet of Evansburg, population 795. She is also a K-pop fanatic. As a matter of fact, she loves Korean pop music so much, she plans […]


Satellite captures space junk in world’s first

RemoveDebris, a small experimental satellite designed to clean up space debris successfully snared its first piece of extraterrestrial pollution — a solar system premiere. More than 7,600 tonnes of so-called “space junk” floats around Earth — the result of nearly 60 years of space exploration — with some moving faster than a speeding bullet at […]


Summer love and belly out: Nine European words English needs

As rich a language as English may be, there can often be scenarios where there are no words to explain exactly how you feel. But for polyglot Alex Rawlings, that is never a problem. The 27-year-old speaks 11 languages and was named Britain’s most multilingual student in 2012. He shares some of his favourite words […]


Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you’d expect

Scientists have finally answered a question that has confounded mankind for ages: What happens if you get an octopus high on ecstasy and introduce it to Chewbacca? Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Thursday that its researchers were able to unravel that mystery with an experiment that involved putting drugged-up octopuses in an environment […]


Michael Moore envies Canada — for its chocolate bars

Fahrenheit 11/9 director Michael Moore, a proud American feeling Trumped by political misfortune, is lamenting his lack of dual citizenship with Canada when I meet him during the recent Toronto International Film Festival. “My grandfather was Canadian,” the moviemaker from Flint, Mich., says by way of a greeting, as he works through a series of […]


Scores dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda — Rescue efforts resumed Friday morning after a Tanzanian passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, and the death toll, already near 90, was expected to rise. John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press that at least 86 people were confirmed dead. At least 37 people were rescued from the […]

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Judiciary Committee Republicans have been in constant touch with Ford lawyers

Emails between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff and the legal team of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, obtained by ABC News, show that Republican staffers reached out the day after Ford’s identity was made public and offered to have her testify later that same week or the following Monday at an upcoming […]