Three cities submit bids for 2020 Summer Olympics

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 The bidding cities for the 2020 Olympic Games (Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo) are represented by red dots, and their respective countries (Azerbaijan, Qatar, Turkey, Spain and Japan) are filled in in black. Image: Kartin. Yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, three cities, Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid, submitted their official bid books to the International Olympic Committee […]

Media round-up: April Fools’ Day 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 Many media outlets traditionally deliberately spread hoaxes on April Fools’ Day, including notable quality sources such as National Geographic and Science. Presidents Sarkozy and Bush were victims of April Fools’ Day stories. The popular British tabloid The Sun wrote that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to undergo stretch surgery to make him taller than his wife, […]

Chicago Metra considers selling naming rights for train lines, stations

Sunday, February 14, 2010 Ogilvie Transportation Center was previously named North Western Station, but no money exchanged hands during the renaming. Image: DaveofCali. Chicago’s Metra is currently considering the possibility of selling the naming rights to its train stations, rail lines, and even bridges to generate more revenue.  The regional rail system for Chicago and its surrounding suburbs has been […]

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Communist Party candidate Shona Bracken, Toronto Danforth

Sunday, October 7, 2007 Shona Bracken is running for the Communist Party in the Ontario provincial election in Toronto—Danforth. Wikinews interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign. Retrieved from “,_Toronto_Danforth&oldid=539050”

TGV makes 574.8 km/h on rails

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 A TGV Duplexe, similar to this one broke the speed record. A French Train à Grande Vitesse (High-Speed Train or TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h (356mph) The TGV travelled over 59.8 km/h (36 mph) faster than its previous record of 515 km/h (320 […]

Canada pursues new nuclear research reactor to produce medical isotopes

Friday, July 10, 2009 The Saskatchewan provincial government alongside the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have come together to establish a CA$500 million, 10 megawatts research nuclear reactor to produce medical isotopes. Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan Image: DanielPaquet. “In 1949 … cobalt-60 treatment was tried for the first time here in Saskatchewan, where it saved a woman […]