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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 »

Meet Ludwig: Robot designed to assess dementia “Video”

Meet Ludwig: Robot designed to assess dementia

Developed by a research team at the University of Toronto with the support of Mitacs, a national non-profit organization, Ludwig was unveiled at One Kenton Place, a retirement home in North York that cares for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The 60-cm-high mechanical boy can talk and move to keep patients socially engage. His real job is to monitor the ... Read More »

China Bans Internet Media From Reporting Original News

China Bans Internet Media From Reporting Original News

China’s leading internet portals have been ordered to stop their original news reporting, as President Xi Jinping’s government further tightens its control over the country’s information industry. The Cyberspace Administration of China called for the ban on several news portals, including Sina Corp., Tencent Holdings, Sohu.com Inc. and NetEase Inc., from publishing original reports alleging that the companies had “seriously ... Read More »

Bathroom sign in Medicine Hat bar causing online controversy

Bathroom sign in Medicine Hat bar causing online controversy

A bar in Medicine Hat, Alta., is facing backlash after it told a transgender woman she could not use the female washrooms and later posted a controversial sign that some say is discriminatory. The Calgary woman, River Rising, said she was also asked many inappropriate questions by the staff. She says a bar manager told her it would make people ... Read More »

Jaguar sacrifices supercar for Tesla rivals, Report

Jaguar sacrifices supercar for Tesla rivals, Report

Some strange and rather surprising news comes in from Jaguar via Automobile Magazine, where the outlet learned that the Coventry-based automaker is said to be ditching any future plans to build high-performance or sports cars, including no XK coupe or convertible replacement and production C-X75. According to the news bit, Jaguar instead wants to shift their focus from building sports ... Read More »

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears, researchers Say

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears, researchers Say

Study out of Western University shows the scariest predator is us. Scientists found that smaller carnivores, like European badgers, that may be prey to large carnivores, actually perceive humans as far more frightening. Around the world, humans kill small carnivores at much greater rates than large carnivores, and the study team said their results show smaller carnivores fear the human ... Read More »