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Pesticide traces found in 75 percent of world honey

Pesticide traces found in 75 percent of world honey

THREE-QUARTERS of the world’s honey contains traces of pesticides that can harm bees and pose a potential risk to humans, a research found. Researchers who tested 198 samples discovered that 75 per cent were laced with at least one of the neonicotinoid chemicals. The situation is more bleak for pollinators, however. Widespread application of neonicotinoids has been identified as a ... Read More »

2 killed in crash involving police pursuit on Highway 6

2 killed in crash involving police pursuit on Highway 6

One of two people killed in a crash in Hamilton Thursday morning may have been the victim of an assault and abduction. In a release, Waterloo Regional police said they began chasing the vehicle after following up on reports that a female was possibly being abducted and assaulted in Cambridge. “Responding officers located the vehicle being driven by a male, ... Read More »

New JILA 3D Quantum Gas atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

New JILA 3D Quantum Gas atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

According to a news release from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), JILA physicists have created an entirely new design for an atomic clock, in which strontium atoms are packed into a tiny three-dimensional (3-D) cube at 1,000 times the density of previous one-dimensional (1-D) clocks. In doing so, they are the first to harness the ultra-controlled behavior ... Read More »

Research: Examining Mars’ Moon Phobos in a Different Light

Research: Examining Mars' Moon Phobos in a Different Light

The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft observed Phobos — the larger and inner of the two natural satellites of the Red Planet — on September 29, 2017. THEMIS Principal Investigator Philip Christensen and THEMIS Mission Planner, Jonathon Hill of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, combined visible-wavelength and infrared data to produce an ... Read More »

Elusive songbird may never have actually existed, says new research

Elusive songbird may never have actually existed, finds new research

ONE of the most elusive species of songbird may be so rarely seen because it never actually existed, according to scientists. According to a new research published in the Journal of Ornithology, the elusiveness of the Liberian greenbul, the rarest of songbirds, can be explained by its lack of existence. The Liberian Greenbul (Phyllastrephus leucolepis) has eluded experts for decades ... Read More »

Asteroids Sparked Life on Earth, Scientists Say

Researchers Have Uncovered New Evidence of the Origins of Life on Earth

A new research from McMaster University and the Max Planck Institute suggests that meteorites that fell into warm puddles during the early years of the Earth could’ve been the trigger for life. Meteorites carried elements that helped form RNA. The study, led by Ben Pearce and Ralph Pudritz, drew on elements of astrophysics, biology, chemistry and geology to try to ... Read More »

Watching a hockey match may stress the heart, a new study reveals

Watching a hockey match may stress the heart, a new study reveals

Watching a sports match can stress your heart just as much as playing in the game itself, suggests a small new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Scientists found that people’s pulses increased by 75 percent when they watched a hockey game on television and by 110% when watching one in person—equivalent to the cardiac stress of vigorous exercise. ... Read More »

NASA: Another Chance to Put Your Name on Mars

NASA: Another Chance to Put Your Name on Mars

NASA is allowing you to send your name to Mars on a microchip on board the InSight mission. When it lands on Mars in November of 2018, NASA’s InSight lander will be carrying several science instruments — along with hundreds of thousands of names from members of the public. In 2015, nearly 827,000 people signed up to add their names ... Read More »

US mom jailed for ignoring deal to vaccinate son, Report

US mom jailed for ignoring deal to vaccinate son

A Michigan mother’s anti-vaccination stance put her behind bars on Wednesday. Rebecca Bredow was sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused to vaccinate her 9-year-old son. An Oakland County judge ordered Bredow to jail because she violated an agreement with her ex-husband to vaccinate their son. Bredow said she opted for waivers available under Michigan state law, which ... Read More »

Indonesian Man survives fight with 23ft python (Photo)

Indonesian Man survives fight with 23ft python (Photo)

An Indonesian man is recovering in hospital after trying to capture a 26ft python with a sack. Robert Nababan, a security guard known locally as a snake catcher, encountered the reptile as he was riding home from work on his motorcycle from a palm oil plantation in Riau province. Although there were two other people trying to cross the same ... Read More »