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Canada Pilots Immigrant Program That’s Being Labeled “Cash For Citizenship”

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The Canadian government, which recently welcomed 13,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, is testing a new immigrant program aimed at attracting super rich individuals from around the world. According to CBC News… “Canada will start accepting applications from millionaire immigrant investors and their families on Wednesday under a revamped version of a program critics once denounced as ‘cash for citizenship’.”   To be eligible for the pilot program, candidates must have a net worth of at least $10 million and be willing to make a non-guaranteed

The FBI Is Claiming That They’ve Caught A Russian Spy In New York City

A courtroom sketch of Evgeny Buryakov. Image Credit: Jane Rosenburg/Reuters

This week the FBI announced that it had busted a “spy ring” that they say was trying to obtain economic information about US markets and sanctions on Russian banks. The FBI also claims that the spy ring was attempting to recruit New Yorkers into service for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). According to The Guardian… “Federal officers arrested 39-year-old Evgeny Buryakov – “aka Zhenya” – in the Bronx on Monday and charged him with conspiracy to gather intelligence on behalf of Russia. Igor

Russia, China To Connect With $242 Billion Beijing-Moscow Rail Link

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On January 21, Beijing’s city government officially announced plans to build a high-speed rail link from Beijing to Moscow. According to Bloomberg, “China will build a 7,000-kilometer (4,350-mile) high-speed rail link from Beijing to Moscow, at a cost of 1.5 trillion yuan ($242 billion), Beijing’s city government said on the social networking site Weibo.”   The route would pass through Kazakhstan and take roughly 30 hours, encouraging travel between Russia and Asia (it currently takes around 5 days to make the trip

King Tut’s Beard “Snaps Off” In A Cleaning Accident; Workers Use Epoxy Glue to Fix It

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According to NBC News… “The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have said.”   The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is home to some of Egypt’s most prized ancient artifacts. The King Tut collection, which includes the pharaoh’s mask and a number of other relics from his tomb, is roughly 3,300 years old. Besides being upset

Microsoft’s New “HoloLens”- Bringing Virtual Reality To Your Everyday Life (Video)


Microsoft is currently developing a pair of holographic computer goggles called HoloLens that give the user the ability to create holographic interfaces in their real-life surroundings. According to YahooTech… “The glasses will be able to sense where you are in the room, respond to hand gestures, and allow you to manipulate 3D objects floating in front of you — no external markers or cameras required.” The new technology has almost limitless applications: designers can use it to build 3-D prototypes, surgeons can use it to train

Solar Powered Plane Prepares For Record-Setting Round-The-World Trip (Video)

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Over the span of two months, Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard will attempt to travel around the world using only solar energy. The record-setting flight would be the first time a solar-powered plane traveled around the entire world. According to the BBC… “The plans have been set for the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, to take off from Abu Dhabi and then fly around the globe using only the sun’s energy.”   Scientific American provides a bit more background on the pilots and their

New Study: Top 1% of Earners Will Have More Wealth Than Bottom 99% By 2016

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On Monday, January 19, Oxfam – a respected anti-poverty organization based in Britain – released a report that immediately grabbed the attention of major media outlets. The report’s most alarming claim was a prediction that by 2016, the accumulated wealth of the world’s richest one percent will exceed that of the other 99%. The report was the culmination of a five-year study on global wealth inequality. The share of wealth owned by the top 1% rose from 44% in 2009 to 48% in 2014, which is

Mars Probe Is Found After Crash Landing Over 10 Years Ago

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A lost probe that was sent to Mars by the United Kingdom back in 2003 has just been found by a NASA spacecraft monitoring the Red Planet’s surface. According to… “The spacecraft, which hitched a ride to Mars on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission, had not been heard from since it detached from that spacecraft on Dec. 19, 2003. Beagle 2 was supposed to land on Mars six days later, on Dec. 25. But when the lander never

This Strange-Looking Robot Was Developed By NASA to Explore Volcanoes

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Aaron Parness, a robotics researcher for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL), has teamed up with NASA researcher Carolyn Parcheta to explore new territory in the depths of volcanoes. Earlier this month, NASA announced… “Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing robots to explore volcanoes.” In her own statement, researcher Carolyn Parcheta said… “We don’t know exactly how volcanoes erupt…We have models but they are all very, very simplified. This project aims to help make those models more realistic.”   The first robot, known as

U.S. Government’s 10,000 Documented “Project Blue Book” UFO Cases Released For Public View

All documents related to “Project Blue Book” – a formerly classified project run by the United States government – have just been released for public view online. Project Blue Book ran from 1947 to 1969, during which time the U.S. government documented over 10,000 cases that involved Unidentified Flying Objects (“U.F.O.”s). According to the U.S. Government’s National Archives… “The United States Air Force retired to the custody of the National Archives its records on Project BLUE BOOK relating to the investigations of unidentified

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