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Manatee Removed From Endangered Species List: Officials

Manatee Removed From Endangered Species List: Officials

Manatees have official been taken off the U.S Interior Department’s list of endangered species list. Citing a growing population spawned by decades of work improving habitat and bolstering protections,US federal wildlife officials removed the manatee from the endangered species list Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been pushing since last January to lower the designation for manatees from ... Read More »

Peggy Whitson: Female US astronaut breaks spacewalk record

Peggy Whitson: Female US astronaut breaks spacewalk record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson can add another record to her stellar NASA career. According to the Associated Press, the goal of Whitson’s walk was to complete some fine-tuning on a docking port outside of the International Space Station. (For reference: NASA defines a spacewalk as anytime an astronaut ventures outside of a spacecraft.) Joined by station commander Shane Kimbrough, the two ... Read More »

26 feared buried under Indonesia landslide

26 feared buried under Indonesia landslide

At least 26 were missing and feared buried by a landslide triggered by heavy rain on Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, the national disaster agency said. The missing people include villagers who were harvesting a crop of ginger. The landslides triggered by heavy downpours occurred in Banaran village of Ponorogo district, hitting 25 to 30 houses, Sutopo said. Read More »

YouPorn and Pornhub activate HTTPS encryption, Report

YouPorn and Pornhub activate HTTPS encryption, Report

Good news… for, eh, everyone else. We’re not saying you do, dear reader, but the millions of people who do watch porn online around the world will be glad to know that it’s about to become a more secure experience. In March 2016 a hacker gained access to a porn website called, Team Skeet, and was able to steal data ... Read More »

Scientists discover why deep breathing calms you down

Scientists discover why deep breathing calms you down

Taking a deep breath really does calm you down by triggering neurons in your brain which tell the body it is time to relax, a new study has found. Now researchers describe why deep breathing, including the breath-focus of meditation, can induce such calm and tranquility. In a paper published in Science, researchers led by Mark Krasnow, a professor of ... Read More »

April Fools Day: Introducing Google Play for Pets

April Fools Day: Introducing Google Play for Pets

Introducing Google Play for Pets, a new category of games, apps and training tools to keep your pet stimulated. Wouldn’t it be great to keep your pets occupied when you’re not around? With Google Play for Pets, your furry friends can keep busy with thousands of games and apps throughout the day. The other prank is a temporary update to ... Read More »

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket (Watch)

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket (Video)

On March 30th, SpaceX completed the first re-flight of an orbital class rocket. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, won a significant victory in their efforts towards affordable space travel by launching their first ever recycled rocket. A huge benchmark in reducing space flight costs and perhaps even one day enabling people to live on ... Read More »

Aliens spotted? NASA spots “mysterious” flash in the universe

Aliens spotted? NASA spots "mysterious" flash in the universe

Researchers have taken the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date – and within it, they’ve found evidence of a huge, unexplained explosion coming from a galaxy around 10.7 billion light-years away. The phenomenon was captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, with space boffins initially convinced gamma ray bursts or the destruction of a white dwarf had caused it. ... Read More »

Scientists grow potato in lab simulating harsh Mars climate

Scientists grow potato in lab simulating harsh Mars climate

Researchers at the International Potato Center in Peru have managed to successfully grow a potato plant in conditions similar to those that are found on Mars. They believe the experiment shows promising evidence potatoes can be grown in harsh conditions. The centre seeks sustainable solutions to world hunger, poverty and the degradation of natural resources. The results could benefit not ... Read More »

Warning issued: More snow expected late Thursday, into Friday

Warning issued: More snow expected late Thursday, into Friday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the City of Toronto. A special weather statement for Toronto and most of southern Ontario remains in effect, with a mix of rain and snow set to descend on the region. Freezing rain is possible northwest of Toronto on Thursday night. “Of course, it’s all temperature-dependent,” CityNews weather specialist Frank Ferragine ... Read More »