November 22, 2017

Chef admits to unknowingly importing cocaine

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From Barbados Today A St Lucian chef [on Nov 1] admitted to importing $100,000 worth of cocaine into Barbados, but said it was done unknowingly. In fact, 23-year-old Johnelle Leeanne Pierre of Ti-Rocher, Micoud told Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch she did not have a clue what “cocaine looked like” until the day of her arrest […]

Scientists figured out a simple way to discover what’s troubling bees

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By Nathanael Johnson, Grist From Business Insider We’ve seen big declines in wild bee populations. That’s not just bad for the fuzzy little bees; it could drive up prices for almonds, blueberries, and other pollinator-dependent treats. The challenge is knowing what would help them. Do we focus on preserving habitat and flowers? Or should we […]

243 Approved Permanent Residences in Cayman Islands

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Latest Cayman Islands PR Application Numbers & Totals as of Friday, 6 October 2017 The tables below show the Permanent Residency Backlog Progress Statistics. There are now 243 Approved Permanent Residences against 131 refusals that can be challenged. There are also 97 that have been deferred. With now 503 PR applications reviewed it would seem […]

Scientists create ‘tooth cracker’ device to harvest stem cells

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By Mariella Moon, From engadget Because drilling or shattering teeth lower the amount of stem cells that can be harvested. That pesky wisdom tooth you’re glad you got rid of is apparently a great source of stem cells that could save lives. However, it’s not easy getting to the tooth root pulp that contains those […]

Scientists decode mystery of Pluto’s ‘bladed terrain’

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IANS From Times of India WASHINGTON: Shedding light on mysterious formations resembling giant knife blades of ice on Pluto, scientists have found that the “bladed terrain” is made almost entirely of methane ice, and likely formed as a specific kind of erosion wore away the surfaces, leaving dramatic crests and sharp divides. Among the many […]

Caribbean praying mantises have ancient African origin

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From EurekAlert Cleveland Museum of Natural History researchers uncover the lineage of three praying mantis groups CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Three seemingly unrelated praying mantis groups inhabiting Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles actually share an ancient African ancestor and possibly form the oldest endemic animal lineage on the Caribbean islands, Cleveland […]

Cayman Islands North Side Primary School visits Camana Bay during Literacy Month

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North Side Primary School students visited Camana Bay on Tuesday, September 12 and participated in some of Literacy Month’s adventure themed activities. The students started their day with Story Time at Books & Books where they also collected maps and took part in Camana Bay’s Literacy Month Scavenger Hunt, searching for their favourite storybook characters […]

Electric Crozz SUV

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Volkswagen’s electric Crozz SUV gets closer to reality By Roberto Baldwin From Engadget Automakers are trying to get their EVs try to break into the growing SUV market. Volkswagen continues to push its electric roadmap. At the Frankfurt auto show, it dropped a newer version of the pure electric ID Crozz Crossover. Initially unveiled in […]

Jaguar’s steering wheel of the future revolves around AI

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By Jon Fingas From engadget It also travels with you from car to car. The steering wheel as we know it doesn’t have a bright future — in fact, it might disappear altogether as self-driving cars hit the road. Jaguar Land Rover, however, has an idea as to how it might survive. The British automaker […]

The rise and fall of Apple’s iPod, in one chart

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By Jeff Dunn from Business Insider The iPod is on its death bed. Apple said on Thursday that it was discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, leaving the iOS-equipped iPod Touch as the only model left in Apple’s venerable line of portable music players. Though the move may be sad for the nostalgic among […]