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Cougar attacks dog in Port Moody: Police

Cougar attacks dog in Port Moody: Police

Police are warning the public about a cougar that attacked a small dog in Port Moody this week. The small dog needed surgery, but police say in a news release that it’s expected to make a full recovery. The neighbourhood borders on a heavily wooded area. Read More »

Three people injured in shooting outside Woodbridge sports bar

Three people injured in shooting outside Woodbridge sports bar

Police are searching for a male suspect after three people were wounded in a shooting outside a Woodbridge, Ont., lounge late Monday night. Officers were called to the venue on Highway 7, east of Pine Valley Drive at around 11:30 p.m., York Regional Police said. Three people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The shooting is believed ... Read More »

Joe Howlett: Canadian Fisherman Killed by Whale He Rescued

Joe Howlett: Canadian Fisherman Killed by Whale He Rescued

Canadian man Joe Howlett was killed while trying to disentangle an endangered whale trapped in commercial fishing gear Monday, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “We have lost an irreplaceable member of the whale rescue community. His expertise and dedication will be greatly missed,” Canadian Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a statement. 59-year-old Joe Howlett was trying to cut free ... Read More »

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have discovered the smallest star yet. EBLM J0555-57Ab is located about six hundred light years away and is a sliver larger than that of Saturn, with a gravitational pull at its stellar surface about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth. The news bodes well for the detection ... Read More »

Scientists find new particle with a double dose of charm

Researchers find new particle with a double dose of charm

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found a new subatomic particle that could provide clues about one of the forces that holds much of the stuff in the universe together. The new heavy particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ksī-CC plus-plus), was discovered by the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment and is part of a family of “doubly charmed baryons”. ... Read More »

An Enormous crocodile was “24 feet long” with teeth as sharp as a T-Rex’s

An Enormous crocodile was 24 feet long with teeth as sharp as a T-Rex's

New study on fossils from Madagascar by Italian and French paleontologists has uncovered a previously unknown Jurassic beast. The research is published in PeerJ. With deep and massive jaw bones and gigantic, serrated teeth – much like those of a Tyrannosaurus rex – Razanandrongobe sakalavae was undoubtedly a fearsome predator 165 million years ago. Nicknamed “Razana,” this large carnivore was ... Read More »

Man killed in single vehicle crash on Highway 407

Man killed in single vehicle crash on Highway 407

A 52-year-old Ayr man is dead after his motorcycle crashed on Highway 407 on Sunday. The single-vehicle crash happened around 2:30 p.m. along Highway 407 near the Lake Ridge Road overpass. The rider was without vital signs when emergency crews arrived on scene, Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says. Read More »

An immense iceberg Is About to Break Off from Antarctica

An immense iceberg Is About to Break Off from Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware could break off Antarctica in a matter of hours or weeks, researchers with the British Project MIDAS wrote in its latest blog. Researchers monitoring the ice shelf report that from June 24 to June 27, the outer end of the iceberg started to accelerate to the fastest speeds ever recorded at this location — ... Read More »

Researchers have uncovered the DNA of Ice age animals

Researchers have uncovered the DNA of Ice age animals

Researchers have recovered ancient DNA from one of the more puzzling species to have lived during the last Ice Age, a creature named Macrauchenia patachonica. In research published in Nature Communications, an international team devised a new way of looking at ancient mitochondrial DNA in order to unravel the mystery of Macrauchenia patachonica, a hoofed mammal thought to have weighed ... Read More »

UK man gets hit by bus, gets up and walks into bar (Video)

UK man gets hit by bus, gets up and walks into bar (Video)

A man struck by a careening bus while walking down a street in the UK has been filmed collectedly rising and walking into a pub. CCTV video has emerged of a man being hit by a bus in England and then casually walking into a nearby pub. Fifty-three-year-old Simon Smith is seen walking across a quiet road in Berkshire, southern ... Read More »

Scientists Verify Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists Verify Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists at The University of New Mexico have proven that supermassive black holes that orbit galaxies exist, and this could help tell us how galaxies form. UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy graduate student Karishma Bansal is the first-author on the paper, ‘Constraining the Orbit of the Supermassive Black Hole Binary 0402+379’, recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. She, along ... Read More »