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Barbara McClatchie Andrews, photographer found dead in Yucatan, Mexico

Barbara McClatchie Andrews, photographer found dead in Yucatan, Mexico

The body of Barbara McClatchie Andrews, 74, who had been brutally strangled was found Friday morning Sept. 30 at km 14 of the Merida-Valladolid road near the shoulder. A widely-traveled photographer and writer whose work had been published by National Geographic and several other publications, McClatchie Andrews was the owner and director of a non-profit gallery in Mérida called In ... Read More »

Warm ocean linked to toxic algae bloom, finds new research

Warm ocean linked to toxic algae bloom, finds new research

Unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures contributed to a massive bloom of toxic algae off North America’s west coast last year, says a recent study. Nicknamed “the blob,” the bloom closed important fisheries and disrupted marine life including seabirds and sea lions. Scientists at the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration connects the unprecedented West Coast toxic ... Read More »

Ghost Minitaur Robot Opens Door Like a Cat (Watch)

Ghost Minitaur Robot Opens Door Like a Cat (Video)

Ghost Minitaur is a medium-sized legged robot platform. Its high-torque brushless outrunner motors and specialized leg design let this machine run and jump over difficult terrain. High-speed and high-resolution encoders let the machine see the ground through the motors and adapt faster than the blink of an eye, Jiren Parikh, CEO of its manufacturer, Ghost Robotics, says it can even ... Read More »

Researchers could unleash genetically-edited organisms into wild, warn experts

Researchers could unleash genetically-edited organisms into wild, warn experts

The new technology of genome editing, which is set to transform every aspect of genetic engineering in fields from medicine to agriculture, requires “urgent ethical scrutiny” according to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Using the new technology, known as CRSPR-Cas9, does not require a high level of scientific knowledge, raising concerns that malicious “biohackers” or careless enthusiasts might create something ... Read More »

Researchers Found More Evidence On How DNA Evolved

Researchers find evidence that life on Earth didn't only originate from RNA

A new research from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has offered a surprising twist of how life began on earth, questioning the likeability of the “RNA World” Hypothesis and proposing that DNA may have also existed when life began. “Even if you believe in a RNA-only world, you have to believe in something that existed with RNA to help it ... Read More »

ISPs deliver speeds faster than advertised, says CRTC-commissioned report

ISPs deliver speeds faster than advertised, says CRTC-commissioned report

Canadian wireline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver speeds that on average meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds, according to an independent study by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). This is the first-ever national, independent study on broadband performance in Canada. Participating ISPs included all the main wireline service providers in Canada, with the exception of ... Read More »

Universal Orlando: Virtual reality of Repository at Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando: Virtual reality of Repository at Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Orlando introduces a scary virtual reality experience titled “Repulsitory” in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. This attraction has already been launched two weeks ago but fans can get a sneak peak of the attraction on Thursday evening. Tickets are $49.99 and reservations are required. The virtual-reality experience, which is available on select nights through Oct. 31, brings guests ... Read More »

Construction begins on Quebec’s fourth and latest ‘Porsche Centre’

Construction begins on Quebec’s fourth and latest Porsche Centre

Porsche Cars Canada along with the Lauzon Group, officially broke ground on the newest location of a future Porsche Centre in Canada, Porsche Centre Rive-Sud. Located at 1375 Boulevard des Promenades (between boulevard Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Chemin de Chambly) in St. Hubert, Porsche Centre Rive-Sud will be PCL’s fourth fully fledged dealership in the province of Quebec and will ... Read More »