5 things to know for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

1. Travis Vader in court. The man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2010 disappearance of Alberta couple Lyle and Marie McCann will make his first court appearance Tuesday in Edmonton since the charges against him were re-activated. Vader was denied bail over the weekend.

2. Letting the bed bugs bite. In the name of science, a British Columbia biologist endured 180,000 bed bug bites so that her team of researchers can figure out how to lure the bugs into traps. Once youve stopped scratching yourself, you can read more about their fascinating experiment here.

3. North Koreas Internet woes. Amid an unfolding scandal over the Sony Pictures hacker attack, it was reported Monday that North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages. One computer expert said the country’s online access was “totally down, but by Tuesday, key North Korean websites were up and running again.

4. Sydney siege victims remembered. Two hostages who were killed in the Sydney caf siege were remembered at private memorial services Tuesday in Australia. Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were killed on Dec. 15 when a gunman took 17 people hostage inside the Lindt Chocolat Caf in downtown Sydney. The gunman, Man Haron Monis, was also killed when police stormed the shop.

5. Caffeine powder crackdown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against firms that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be deadly even in small amounts.

View original post here:
5 things to know for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Related Post
This entry was posted in Bed Bugs Alberta. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.