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Researchers find Earth-like planet circling sun’s nearest neighbour

Researchers find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour

Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable planet orbiting the closest star to our solar system that appears to be able to support life, according to a study published Wednesday. The newly-discovered planet, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red host star once every 11 days, is slightly more massive than Earth and is the exoplanet located closest to our homeworld, ... Read More »

Oculus Rift On Sale In Europe And Canada From September 20

Oculus Rift On Sale In Europe And Canada From September 20

Oculus, which is owned by Facebook, said the device will launch on September 20. In an announcement, Oculus announced that its VR solution will be available in a number of European and North American retailers from September 20th. In fact, consumers in the UK, France and Germany and Canada can pre-order the Rift today and have it ship late next ... Read More »

Crystal Serenity heads out of Seward for NW Passage “Report”

Crystal Serenity heads out of Seward for NW Passage, Report

Towering over Seward, yet still dwarfed by the mountains, sat the Crystal Serenity, a luxury unmatched at sea. The ship was packed with food, supplies and the luggage for its roughly 1,700 passengers, ready to begin their historic adventure through the Arctic on Tuesday. The all-inclusive cruise will take 32 days to sail from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic ... Read More »

Sask.’s Dick Assman dies aged 82

Sask.'s Dick Assman dies aged 82

Sad news to report as Dick Assman has died at the age of 82. According to his local obituary, Assman died peacefully in his sleep. SK. Born in Neudorf, SK in 1934, Richard worked as a manager, mechanic and gas attendant at service stations in Regina his entire adult life. He was predeceased by his parents Adolf (1998) and Elizabeth ... Read More »

New Catalog of DNA Variations Helps Find Roots of Disease

New Catalog of DNA Variations Helps Find Roots of Disease

Researchers say they are closer to pinning down the genetic causes of inherited diseases ranging from muscular dystrophy to certain types of heart disease after analysing the DNA of more than 60,000 people. “The scale and diversity of the ExAC resource is invaluable,” Daniel MacArthur, a geneticist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and co-author of a study that ... Read More »

Deus Ex GO finally launches on iOS and Android, Report

Deus Ex GO finally launches on iOS and Android, Report

The mobile game for Android and iOS has been launched ahead of the much awaited Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is set for a grand release next week. According to the app’s description, “Deus Ex GO is a turn-based puzzle infiltration game set in a stylized interpretation of the Deus Ex Universe. As covert agent Adam Jensen, you’ll use hacking, ... Read More »

200-year-old Shipwreck Found in the Great Lakes (Video)

Researchers find second-oldest confirmed Great Lakes shipwreck

The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes was discovered below the surface of Lake Ontario in late June by a group of retirees who hunt for sunken ships in their spare time. Jim Kennard and his team located a 53-foot ship named the Washington in late June. It sank during a storm all the way back in 1803, which ... Read More »

Watch Perseid meteors from the International Space Station “Video”

Watch Perseid meteors from the International Space Station (Video)

A high-resolution camera on the International Space Station caught two Perseid meteors in the night sky on Aug. 10. The meteors were streaking between the station and the sky, and the second one is spectacular. The Meteor project is about more than gathering stunning imagery. The camera can make spectroscopic observations of passing meteors, allowing scientists to gather information about ... Read More »

Bear mauls girl in Port Coquitlam, Report

Bear mauls girl in Port Coquitlam, Report

A 10-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after being mauled by a bear in Port Coquitlam, Saturday. The mauling around 5 p.m. on Saturday by a sow with a cub by her side happened along a trail near Shaughnessy Street and Lincoln Avenue in Port Coquitlam. According to Inspector Murray Smith of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, the ... Read More »

NASA chooses 6 companies to develop deep space habitat prototypes, Report

NASA chooses 6 companies to develop deep space habitat prototypes, Report

NASA selected six companies to design and develop prototype deep space habitats to be used sometime in the future as part of the agency’s journey to Mars. “NASA is on an ambitious expansion of human spaceflight, including the journey to Mars, and we’re utilizing the innovation, skill and knowledge of both the government and private sectors,” said Jason Crusan, director ... Read More »