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Electric Car Maker Telsa Receives $30 Million Investment

Panasonic, Japan’s leading electronics manufacturer, has entered an agreement to invest in Tesla Motor Inc. to produce environmentally-friendly electric vehicles. Telsa Motor Inc. co-founder and chairman of the board is Elon Musk, who was born and raised in South Africa, the son of a South African engineer and a Canadian mother who was born in… Keep Reading


San Francisco Puts Limits on McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

San Francisco has now passed a law cracking down on the practice of including free toys in unhealthy restaurant meals aimed at children. It became the first major American city to do so this week when the Board of Supervisors passed the law, which comes into effect on December 1,  with a 8-to-3 vote. Just… Keep Reading


San Francisco Riots After Giants Win

The west-coast city of San Francisco was spotted with fires Tuesday evening following the city’s baseball team’s win. Incidents of violence and vandalism was scattered over a number of areas, and details spread around the world in near real-time as witnesses streamed and posted videos and photos. The San Francisco Giants won the World Series… Keep Reading


Haiti Battles Cholera Epidemic, 292 Dead

An outbreak of cholera in Haiti has resulted in 292 people killed and over 4000 infected. The epidemic is the latest disaster to hit the Caribbean nation since the earthquake on January 12 of this year. Haiti and its aid partners are fighting to contain the outbreak, but experts are saying the disease is spreading… Keep Reading


6-Week Old Baby is California’s Tenth Whooping Cough Fatality

Whooping cough (pertussis) has claimed its tenth victim this year in California – all ten fatalities were babies. It is predicted that continued occurrences will break the state’s record on the number of deaths from pertussis. The highest record for the disease was in 1950 where 6,613 cases were reported. This year 5,978 cases have… Keep Reading


Dead Sea Scrolls Uploaded to Internet

High-resolution images of Dead Sea Scrolls dating back two millenniums are now available for viewing online.Students and others who have interest in Biblical history will now be able to take a peek into the past, thanks to the generosity of the Isreal Antiquities Authority (IAA) which holds custody over the sea scrolls. These scrolls are… Keep Reading


Canada Claims Google Street View Violated Privacy Law

According to Canadian authorities, Google is guilty of committing privacy violations by using their Street View vehicles to capture live visuals and relaying data through a variety of Wi-Fi networks. Street View is the popular feature by Google that allows users to navigate through maps and get updated images of streets all around the globe.… Keep Reading


Study: Over 2 Billion People Online by 2011

According to a recent study by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), by the end of this year there will be more than two billion people the world over who have access to the Internet – going online to browse the world wide web, exchange email, and engage in social media. Considering the current size of… Keep Reading


Dentists Donate Services to Domestic Violence Victims

Forty miles North of Chicago, Dr. Shapira and Dr. Amidei – General Practitioners in Dentistry and Partners at Delany Dental Care for the last 26 years – have a reputation for professional work in dental cosmetic reconstructions, and their collective history of donating dental services to their community in Gurnee, Illinois. Both dentists, along with… Keep Reading

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