Bloomberg's last day in office triggers fond, bitter farewells

Categories: Community, Politics, World

220-bloomberg.jpgNew York City bid farewell today to their beloved and beleaguered mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

The out-going mayor's mighty 12-year tenure has seen major changes to America's biggest city and divided its population.

'Body atlas' reveals where different emotions are physically felt

Categories: Community

si_bodyatlas.jpgSome say that too much pride will go to your head, that love can make the heart swell, or that sadness is a feeling in the pit of your stomach -- and you know what? They may just be right.

Beyonce slammed for using Challenger disaster in new song

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Science & Technology, World

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Pop diva Beyonce also left the world stunned this week with the release of her new music video for her song XO that samples audio from the 1986 Challenger disaster that killed a crew of seven.

Woman who lost iPhone mocks new owner's iCloud selfies

Categories: Community

si_selfie_icloud.jpgDanielle Bruckman doesn't know how her phone went missing, but she's become quite familiar with the man who owns it now thanks to Apple's iCloud syncing service.

Calgary author calls out Air Canada for same-name ticket transfer policy

Categories: Canada, Community

220-air-canada-tails.jpgCalgary author Chris Turner called out Air Canada on Twitter when he discovered he wasn't able to transfer a free ticket voucher to his wife. The reason? They don't share the same last name.

2013 in review: Top news hoaxes and frauds

Categories: Community

220-elan-diane-twitter.jpgBreaking news mistakes, hoaxes and outright frauds are nothing new to Twitter -- indeed, to any news medium -- but 2013 seems to have given us a bumper crop. 

'Felfies': Farmer selfie trend delights the web

Categories: Community

si_felfie.jpgThe Irish Farmers Journal's "Selfie on the farm" competition has sparked a trend among farmers around the world, who are now taking self-portraits with their livestock for Instagram and Twitter. They call their photos farm selfies or "felfies."

The Brick's website glitch has readers hitting a wall

Categories: Business, Canada, Community

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After Boxing Day shopping went awry for The Brick, readers and consumers are huffing and puffing, over how the retailer has dealt with the glitch that affected their online store.

Canadian Tire Ice truck makes bid to shatter world record

Categories: Canada, Community, Science & Technology

220-icetruck.jpgIn an incredible feat of Canadian ingenuity, national retailer Canadian Tire has commissioned the creation of a pretty cool truck.
An application has been made to the Guinness Book of World Records for the project to become the first self-propelled ice creation to drive.

Glow-in-the-dark pigs created by Chinese scientists

Categories: Community

si_glowinthedark_pigs.jpgScientists have successfully created glow-in-the-dark piglets using jellyfish DNA, and while "fluorescent bacon" jokes abound online, their research could one day improve many human lives.