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Andreanne Sasseville: Quebec host dies of cancer

Andreanne Sasseville: Quebec host dies of cancer

Actor and radio host Andreanne Sasseville died Monday after a long battle with cancer, her employer, SiriusXM confirmed. She was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, followed by surgery and chemotherapy. “Today, we remember a dear member of the SiriusXM family, our Canadian music ambassador and SiriusXM Franco host, Andréanne Sasseville,” reads the statement. “Andréanne was a champion for musicians ... Read More »

Bumblebee placed on endangered species list in US

Bumblebee placed on endangered species list in US

A bumblebee is now on the endangered species list for the first time in a “race against extinction,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. This is the first bumblebee designated an endangered species, and the first bee put on the list from the 48 contiguous United States — seven species of bee in Hawaii were named as endangered ... Read More »

Chilean Navy still puzzled over UFO footage (Watch)

Chilean Navy still puzzled over UFO footage (Video)

The Chilean navy has admitted it can’t explain a video filmed by its pilots showing a “UFO” in the country’s airspace. The video, captured on November 11, 2014 in the coastal sector between the port of San Antonio and Quinteros, was shot from a Chilean Navy helicopter and shows an unknown object flying forward at a speed similar to that ... Read More »

Researchers unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones

Researchers unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones

A skeleton from the outskirts of what was once the ancient city of Troy, has yielded the genome of an 800 year old mystery infection. Scientists at McMaster’s Ancient DNA Centre and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have sequenced the complete genomes of two forms of bacteria found in tissue samples dating back to the 13th century. They were collected from ... Read More »

Swiss Muslim girls must take swimming classes with boys, court says

Swiss Muslim girls must take swimming classes with boys, court says

Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to mixed school-run swimming lessons. According to reports, religious concerns can’t be used as a pretext, enabling school students to skip compulsory schooling disciplines. The court’s decision is a response to the claims of two Muslim parents from Basel who had to pay a fine for their refusal to send ... Read More »

Researchers Developed Artificial Spider Silk

Researchers Developed Artificial Spider Silk

Researchers have created a cheaper, simpler and twice as strong synthetic version of spider silk – but the process was still wholly inspired by nature. Scientists Anna Rising, Jan Johansson, and Marlene Andersson working at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and at Karolinska Institutet took advantage of this knowledge to help create an artificial spider silk protein in ... Read More »

New Research: How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

New Research: How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Research provides additional insight into how one of Pluto’s moons affects the continuous stripping of Pluto’s atmosphere by solar wind. Pluto’s relationship with its moon Charon is one of the more unusual interactions in the solar system due to Charon’s size and proximity. It’s more than half of Pluto’s diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away. To put ... Read More »

Debbie Reynolds’ Cause of Death Revealed; Report

Debbie Reynolds' Cause of Death Revealed, Report

Actress and mother to Carrie Fisher Debbie Reynolds cause of death is finally revealed. The death certificate for the Star Wars actress showed she suffered a fatal heart attack. But questions still surround what actually caused the 60-year-old to suffer a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ... Read More »

Federal Government give $46 million to UVic ocean science facility

Federal Government give $46 million to UVic ocean science facility

A five-year, $46.6 million investment from the Canadian government—through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)—will ensure that ONC continues to lead the world in ocean observatory science and technology. “This is terrific news for ONC and for the future of ocean science globally,” says UVic President Jamie Cassels. “We’re very grateful to the Government of Canada for its continuing commitment ... Read More »