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Researchers to trial ‘cockroach milk’ as a future protein supplement

Researchers to trial cockroach milk as a future protein supplement

A team of researchers from various locations around the globe, curious about ways to mitigate widespread world hunger, offers a questionable alternative: cockroach embryo milk. Researchers from India, France, Japan, Canada and the US have published a paper detailing the identification of high-value protein crystals inside the Pacific beetle cockroach embryo. While it might not taste like much – at ... Read More »

Scientists Find Biological Explanation for Wheat Sensitivity

Scientists Find Biological Explanation for Wheat Sensitivity

People with a wheat sensitivity, but not celiac disease or a wheat allergy, are not imagining symptoms they feel after eating wheat, according to a new research. “Our study shows that the symptoms reported by individuals with this condition are not imagined, as some people have suggested,” said study co-author Peter H. Green, MD, the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor ... Read More »

Toxic algae bloom blankets Florida beaches (Video)

Toxic algae bloom blankets Florida beaches "Video"

A slimy, thick blue-green algae is taking over Florida’s coasts and it just might be here to stay. In addition to posing a risk to human health, the algae-infested waters have a negative economic impact on local tourism in the Sunshine State and are taking a toll on the ecosystem. The algal blankets on Florida’s coastline are so thick that ... Read More »

Exotic White Dwarf strikes companion star with high-energy pulse

Exotic White Dwarf strikes companion star with high-energy pulse

Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a new type of binary star, in which a rapidly-spinning white dwarf star sweeps powerful beams of particles and radiation over its companion red dwarf star, causing it to pulse across almost the entire electromagnetic spectrum from the UV to radio. This star system, called AR Scorpii, lies in the constellation of Scorpius, ... Read More »

Pokemon Go Canada: Players warned to stay off military bases

Pokemon Go Canada: Players warned to stay off military bases

Canadian Armed Forces warn Pokemon Go users to stay off bases. The Department of National Defence says military police have responded to incidents this month of people trespassing on Canadian Armed Forces bases in Ontario and Nova Scotia while playing the popular smartphone game. A spokesperson said military police have reported “Pokemon Go occurrences” at three bases — CFB Borden ... Read More »

Scientists Have Confirmed the World’s Deepest Sinkhole (Video)

Scientists Have Confirmed the World's Deepest Sinkhole

An underwater sinkhole big enough to accommodate the Eiffel Tower has been confirmed by Chinese researchers as the biggest of its kind in the world. They announced Friday that 11 months of study have confirmed that an underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea crushes that record. At 987 feet, it could nearly swallow the Eiffel Tower, reports the Washington ... Read More »

Mystery purple blob discovered on ocean floor (Video)

Mystery purple blob discovered on ocean floor (Video)

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of researchers has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen The Abyss, I think you know how this will end. While researching previously unmapped regions of the Channel Islands off the California coast, the research vessel Nautilus came across an unusual purple ... Read More »

Reduce bird window deaths with these tips, says new study

Reduce bird window deaths with these tips, says new research

Bird feeders may be increasing the risk of sometimes deadly window collisions, say researchers at the University of Alberta. The study spent 18 months looking at more than 1,300 household reports of bird collisions with windows. Justine Kummer, lead researcher for the study, says the reports show rural homes, bird feeders and yards with an abundance of vegetation are all ... Read More »