Articles By Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A young man smokes a marijuana joint at the Vancouver Art Gallery during the annual 4/20 day, which promotes the use of marijuana, in Vancouver, British Columbia in this file photo taken April 20, 2013. Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potential

From Health Apr 17

Casual Marijuana Smoking at Young Age May Cause Irreparable Brain Damage – Even at One Joint Per Week

What was once perceived as casual marijuana smoking may not be so casual at all with the effects of the drug to one's brain.

The Remains of Decommissioned Submarines Float at a Nuclear Waste Disposal Plant in Fokino

From Economy Apr 17

Floating Nuclear Power Plant Best Against Tsunamis, Earthquakes—U.S. MIT

For countries about to construct nuclear power plants, or even those that had, a floating facility built offshore would serve best against tsunami and earthquake threats.

Police prepare to enter a house where five people were stabbed in the early morning hours in Calgary, Alberta, April 15, 2014. Three people died on the scene of the crime while two others died in hospital. The police have one person in custody. REUTERS/To

From Society Apr 17

Canada Mass Stabbings: Son Faces Murder Charges, Cop Father 'Devastated'

A son of a well-respected Calgary Police Service officer has been charged with first degree murder for the mass stabbings of five people at a house party in Brentwood, Calgary.

File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured through a magnifying glass on a computer screen, taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "He

From Economy Apr 17

Heartbleed Bug: Canada Arrests Teen for Alleged Data Theft on Tax Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has arrested a 19-year-old Canadian in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

A body of a passenger who was on the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank in the sea off Jindo is carried into a hospital in Jindo April 16, 2014. More than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry

From Science Apr 17

South Korea Ferry Sinking: Miscalculation Turns Supposed Successful Rescue Operation into Disaster, 6 Dead, Hundreds Still Missing, Mostly Students, Texts of Farewell (PHOTOS)

A miscalculation by government officials had turned a supposed successful rescue operation of a sinking South Korean ferry into a major disaster. At least six have died and 300, mostly high school students, remain missing.

A part of a South Korean passenger ship (C) that has been sinking, is seen at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014. A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast

From Politics & Policy Apr 16

BREAKING NEWS: 50 Ships, Helicopters Race Against Time to Rescue 470 Onboard Sinking South Korean Ferry (PHOTOS)

Some 50 ships and helicopters are currently racing against time to rescue the 476 passengers aboard a sinking South Korean passenger ferry.

From Politics & Policy Apr 16

New Zealand 2013 Census Showed Number of Overseas Born Kiwis Hit 1M

Latest 2013 data released by the New Zealand census office has shown that Kiwis born overseas in have hit more than one million persons.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Parker Song/Pool

From Politics & Policy Apr 16

Will Australia Bow Down? China Wants Labour Importation Part of Free Trade Agreement

Australia's definitely eager to clinch a free trade agreement with China, the world's second-largest economy. But will it bow down to the demands of the other Asian and bigger country? China wants the free trade agreement to include provisions, allowing the entry of foreign workers to work on Chinese-funded projects.

Britain's Prince William (3rd L) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a traditional Maori Powhiri Ceremonial Welcome at Government House in Wellington April 7, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit

From Politics & Policy Apr 16

Royals Visit: Insensitive, Racist Commentary Puts CNN Reporter in Hotseat, Apologises to New Zealand

American journalist Jeanne Moos from CNN has apologised to the people of New Zealand after her report on the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge poked fun on the traditional greeting the locals gave to the royals upon their arrival.

A woman stands behind a digital Bitcoin wallet during the Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference in New York April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

From Economy Apr 16

First Bitcoin ATM in Australia Launches in Sydney

Australia has launched its first Bitcoin ATM in Sydney despite troubles and a threat from the National Australia Bank (NAB) that it will close the accounts of businesses trading in crypto-currencies, including Bitcoin.