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NASA astronauts replace computer during spacewalk

NASA astronauts replace computer during spacewalk

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conducted an emergency spacewalk Tuesday morning, May 23, to replace a malfunctioning external computer and install a pair of antennas on the International Space Station (ISS). The spacewalk, which lasted two hours and 46 minutes, was Whitson’s tenth. She now holds a new record, having spent a total of 60 hours and 21 ... Read More »

Dog found beaten, buried alive in Quebec; SPCA says

Dog found beaten, buried alive in Quebec: SPCA says

The SPCA is investigating after an injured dog was found buried alive in the Monteregie Tuesday. The Montérégie SPCA said in a Facebook post that the dog, a Boxer mix, was extremely dehydrated when it was first brought in for care on Tuesday and couldn’t even lift its head. The SPCA said that the dog appeared to be in stable ... Read More »

Researchers Say That Chocolate is Great For Your Heart! (Study)

Researchers Say That Chocolate is Great For Your Heart!

A new study, published in the journal Heart, has found that people who eat chocolate regularly may actually have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation – a condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. The research, led by epidemiologists from Harvard University, looked at the relationship between chocolate consumption and the occurrence of an often-fatal ... Read More »

Lisa Seymour-Peters accused of issuing online threats against ‘Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’

Lisa Seymour-Peters accused of issuing online threats against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

A 49-year-old woman from Lethbridge has been charged with uttering threats for social media posts she made regarding the federal government and the prime minister’s wife. RCMP in Calgary received information about the online threats on May 11 and officers were able to identify the social media account where the posts originated. The next day, police tracked down the account ... Read More »

US Girl Temporarily Paralyzed After Undetected Tick Bite (Video)

US Girl Temporarily Paralyzed After Undetected Tick Bite (Video)

A couple in Oregon recorded the terrifying moments after their daughter experienced partial paralysis from a tick bite. According to a Facebook post, they rushed her to the hospital where they quickly learned the cause of her illness was an American Dog Tick latched onto the girl’s head. Her parents never even knew it was there. Experts said tick paralysis ... Read More »

Researchers identify FORTY new ‘intelligence genes’

Researchers identify FORTY new 'intelligence genes'

Researchers have discovered over 50 new genes relating to intelligence—a finding that gives us a far better insight into the “genetic architecture of intelligence” and how this relates to IQ. The genes – including 40 totally new discoveries – also correlate with traits such as smoking cessation, skull volume, height, and other disparate factors, reports the team from Vrije Universiteit ... Read More »

Researchers find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

Researchers find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

Europe, not Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers say. In a new finding that adds to that conversation, an international team of researchers analyzed two previously found specimens of a hominid species, Graecopithecus freybergi, whose dental fossils were found in Greece and Bulgaria. Using a visualization method called ... Read More »

World’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault has been breached by climate change, Report

World's 'Doomsday' seed vault has been breached by climate change, Report

The Global Seed Vault, also popularly known as the Doomsday Vault, which has been specifically built to secure a million packets of the world’s most precious seeds from all natural and man-made calamities has been breached. High temperatures this winter resulted meltwater entering the tunnel at the entrance of the vault. The facility, which is dug deep into Arctic permafrost, ... Read More »

Sea Lion Pulls Girl from Pier, Drags Her Underwater “Watch”

Sea Lion Pulls Girl from Pier, Drags Her Underwater (Watch)

A man quickly rescued a little girl after a sea lion grabbed the back of the child’s dress and yanked her off a dock in a Vancouver, British Columbia suburb. In the viral video, posted to YouTube by Richmond resident Michael Fujiwara, the California sea lion swims up to Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb, then approaches a ... Read More »

Turn off TV while eating to lose weight, Says New Study

Turn off TV while eating to lose weight, Says New Study

Not having lunch at your desk and switching off the TV while eating could be the key to losing weight, says new study. Researchers from the University of North Carolina analysed data from 80 people who said they were ready to lose weight at the start of the study. The results showed that, after 15 weeks, those in the mindful ... Read More »