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Woman, 86, using walker dead after crash in east end

Woman, 86, using walker dead after crash in east end

A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street using a walker in the city’s east end. According to police, the collision occurred in the area of Broadview and Mortimer avenues around 8 p.m. Emergency responders rushed the victim to a downtown trauma centre, where she was pronounced dead. Read More »

Researchers decode butterfly pattern secret

Researchers decode butterfly pattern secret

Scientists use CRISPR to show how a key gene has orchestrated the evolution of butterfly wing patterns. Scientists led by George Washington University’s Arnaud Martin report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to knockout the WntA signaling gene in seven butterfly species. Removing this one gene led to a variety ... Read More »

Scientists identify three new craters near Mercury’s north pole

Scientists identify three new craters near Mercury's north pole

A study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, reports three new craters near Mercury’s north pole that appear to harbour large surface ice deposits. The scorching hot surface of Mercury seems like an unlikely place to find ice, but research over the past three decades has suggested that water is frozen on the first rock from the sun, hidden ... Read More »

Biblical doomsday? Christian “Researcher” says this Saturday will be the end of the world

Biblical doomsday? Christian ‘Researcher’ says this Saturday will be the end of the world

If you had big plans this weekend, David Meade regrets to inform you that the world will be ending Saturday. A Christian numerologist has proclaimed that the world will end over the weekend. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on September 23 and “the world will not be the same.” According ... Read More »

EchoStar 105/SES-11: Satellite to be launched on flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket

EchoStar 105/SES-11: Satellite to be launched on flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket

SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a ... Read More »

NASA: GRACE mission making plans for final science data collection

NASA: GRACE mission making plans for final science data collection

With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth’s ever-changing gravity field, the operations team for the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission is making plans for an anticipated final science collection. On Sept. 3, one of 20 battery cells aboard the ... Read More »

Parasite plagues world salmon industry, Report

Parasite plagues world salmon industry, Report

Sea lice surge is damaging the salmon industry. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables. Meanwhile, wholesale prices of salmon are way up, as high as 50 percent last year. That means higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. ... Read More »

Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills (Watch)

Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills (Video)

Horrifying video footage shows what appears to be two rockets being fired from an attack helicopter before exploding just feet away from three people and parked cars. According to the Moscow Times, citing 66.ru’s anonymous source, one version of the story is that a technical glitch caused the missiles to blast off “on their own,” blowing up two cars and ... Read More »

Researchers Push for 50 Nano Spacecraft to Explore 300 Asteroids

Researchers Push for 50 Nano-Spacecraft to Explore 300 Asteroids

Scientists at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) presented a mission plan today at the European Planetary Science Congress that would allow scientists to observe hundreds of asteroids over the course of just a few years The research outlines a plan to send 50 nanoprobes propelled by electric solar wind sails (E-sails) to conduct flybys and science observations at more than ... Read More »

Researchers Find Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Researchers Find Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Scientists were thrilled to discover the aquatic architecture, which is reminiscent of human cities. But in a city filled with cannibal cephalopods, life is not a walk in the park. Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses (Octopus tetricus) that ... Read More »

The Most Dangerous Sex Position For A Man, New Study

The Most Dangerous Sex Position For A Man, According To Doctors

It may be regarded as one of the most basic and unexotic sex positions but missionary is actually one of the most dangerous, according to doctors. The study of heterosexual sex, titled “Relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture” and published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, found that the UK’s favourite position – doggy style – ... Read More »