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Buffy Sainte-Marie wins this year’s $50,000 Polaris Music Prize

TORONTO Buffy Sainte-Marie has won this year’s $50,000 Polaris Music Prize.

A jury of 11 music critics, bloggers and broadcasters named the album “Power in the Blood” the best Canadian record of the last year.

The folk icon beat out nine other finalists for the award including rap superstar Drake, former Polaris winner Caribou and Toronto rockers Alvvays.

Research involving honeybee stings in 25 places, emperor who fathered 888 kids wins Ig Nobels

BOSTON A Cornell University graduate student who allowed honeybees to sting him in 25 places and a group of scientists who concluded it’s possible for one man to father 888 children are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobels, which honour humorous scientific achievement.

Russian who ‘saved the world’ from nuclear war remembers his fateful 1983 decision as 50/50

FRYAZINO, Russia The elderly former Soviet military officer who answers the door is known in the West as “The man who saved the world.”

A movie with that title, which hits theatres in the United States on Friday, tells the harrowing story of Sept. 26, 1983, when Stanislav Petrov made a decision credited by many with averting a nuclear war.

NASA astronaut hits halfway point of yearlong spaceflight; ‘Like being in confinement’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Space station astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway home.

Kelly marked the midway point of his yearlong space mission Tuesday. He’s sharing the voyage with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. They arrived at the International Space Station in March and won’t return to Earth until next March.