Month: December 2022

Neuroscientists tell Wikinews about empathy and harm aversion observed in lab rats

Thursday, April 30, 2020 In findings published last month in the journal Current Biology, neuroscientists from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience examined harm aversion in laboratory rats for conspecifics — rats not wanting to hurt other members of the same species — and reported which region of the brain was crucial for it. Wikinews caught […]

Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after ‘Top Model’

Monday, November 26, 2007 In the 18 months since Andrea Muizelaar was crowned winner of the reality TV series Canada’s Next Top Model, her life has been a complete whirlwind. From working in a dollar store in her hometown of Whitby, Ontario, to modeling haute couture in Toronto, she had reached her dream of becoming […]

NASA to beam Beatles song into deep space

Saturday, February 2, 2008 On February 4, NASA will digitally transmit the Beatles song Across the Universe in the direction of the star Polaris, commonly known as the North Star. This will mark the first time music has been sent into deep space. The song will be transmitted from the DSS-63 radio antenna at the […]

Mathematics summer school in Turkey threatened by authorities

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 The closure of a mathematics summer camp in ?irince, ?zmir, Turkey by Turkish authorities has drawn scorn from scientists around the world. Professor Alexandre Borovik, who organized some of the opposition, said “We are shocked to learn that the Summer School of Mathematics initiated by Professor Ali Nesin was shut down […]

Lost Antarctic shipwreck from 1915 Shackleton expedition, Endurance, rediscovered

Thursday, March 10, 2022 The shipwrecked remains of Endurance, which carried the British 1915 expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica, were rediscovered beneath the Antarctic waters on March 7, it was announced yesterday. The find by the Endurance22 expedition comes over a century after the vessel was marooned off the Antarctic coast and […]

Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal gets final approval by city Planning Board

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy Recent Developments “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006 “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006 “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006 “Court date […]

Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Thursday, March 31, 2016 Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in […]

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon briefly opens eyes

Monday, January 16, 2006 Israeli media is reporting that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon opened his eyes for the first time since he suffered a major stroke on January 4, 2006. However, hospital officials said the reports were generated by the Sharon family’s “impression of eyelid movement, whose medical significance is unclear.” “He was listening to […]

Bird flu may infect 20 percent of world’s population, kill millions

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Past Pandemics have claimed many lives. Disease Year Death toll Spanish Flu 1918/1919 50 million Asian Flu 1957 1 million Hong Kong Flu 1968 1 million The science journal Nature devoted a special section to the Asian H5N1 virus, or “Avian Flu“, highlighting the danger it poses to world populations, and […]

Australian solar racing team parades at Sydney campus send-off

Friday, September 20, 2013 Australian solar racing team Sunswift paraded their fifth car, eVe, on the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, yesterday. They are leaving for the 2013 World Solar Challenge this weekend. Both staff and students came to the send-off event in the early afternoon. The vehicle route led […]