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Trump 'supportive' of improved gun background checks: The statement comes after calls for gun control reform after a school shooting in Florida.
Afrin: Syria 'sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey': Pro-government forces will support Kurds fighting a Turkish offensive in Afrin, state media says.
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse 'kills at least 17' people: The dump is home to some of Mozambique's poorest people, who earn their living reselling rubbish.
Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb: A US man took a selfie with the 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue before stealing its thumb.

Quebec man, 49, arrested in 2002 death of Adrienne McColl in Alberta: Adrienne McColl

A Quebec man has been arrested in the 2002 death of Adrienne McColl, whose body was found in a rancher’s field near Nanton, about 85 kilometres south of Calgary. Police are expected to provide more information during a news conference today.

Rink rescue: RCMP officer helps save Korean boy's life at Olympic hockey game: rcmp-martineau.jpg

The biggest save of the Canada versus Czech Republic hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang didn't necessarily happen on the ice.

Trudeau government moves to mend fences with India over Sikh tensions: India

Sikhs make up less than two per cent of India's population, but among Indo-Canadians, have considerable political clout. Justin Trudeau's India trip, which includes a visit to the temple at the epicentre of Hindu-Sikh tensions, has presented a diplomatic challenge.

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Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely: A study of 57 species shows that human encroachment and development not only harm an animal’s habitat, but may affect their migration patterns and food sources.

Trilobites: Coffee Beans Are Good for Birds, Fancy Brew or Not: A study of India’s Western Ghats region found that growing coffee doesn’t interfere with biodiversity, regardless of which bean the farmer chooses.

Trilobites: The Cuttlefish, a Master of Camouflage, Reveals a New Trick: These relatives of the octopus and squid save energy by effortlessly extending structures under their skin that help them hide.

Trilobites: Ancient Artists Carved Camels in Saudi Desert’s Stone: The unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.

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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»

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