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Toronto man charged with murder of Mexican woman in Cancun

Toronto man charged with murder of Mexican woman in Cancun

A toronto has been accused of killing a Mexican woman who was slain in a hotel room at a Cancun resort last month. Gabriela Janeth Jaramillo, 24, of Saltillo, Coahuila, was beaten to death in a room at the Gran Caribe in Cancun on April 22, according to local news reports. Local media are also reporting that the suspect in ... Read More »

Scientists find Homo naledi fossils are younger than initially thought

Scientists find Homo naledi fossils are younger than initially thought

The paleontologists who discovered a previously unknown line of human ancestors in South Africa say that they’ve found more fossils — and that the species, known as Homo naledi, could have lived alongside our own species 250,000 years ago. The anthropologists with Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand published their findings in the journal eLife. Homo naledi was first discovered in ... Read More »

Marijuana may be able to improve memory, A New Study Reveals

Marijuana may be able to improve memory, A New Study Reveals

Cannabis supposedly has a rejuvenating effect on the brain, as scientists got to know after experiments on lab mice. Scientists at Germany’s University of Bonn, along with colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, report that low doses of THC can help reverse some of the effects of brain aging and assist in restoring memory, according to a ... Read More »

Picking your nose may be healthy for you, According to Study

Picking your nose may be healthy for you, According to Study

New study has revealed eating bogies may be good for your health. Researchers and multiple universities including Harvard and MIT recommend that parents should not discourage children from nose-picking. The study shows that ingesting the snot could be good for your teeth and overall health, being packed with good bacteria. The research, published in the journal of Applied and Environmental ... Read More »

Scientists Discover Cells Linked to Gray Hair and Baldness

Scientists Discover Cells Linked to Gray Hair and Baldness

Worried about your thinning strands? You’re not alone: By the time guys hit 35, two-thirds of them will experience some degree of hair loss. Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Texas have discovered the cells in the body that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes it to turn grey. “Although this project was ... Read More »

Dead orca found with extremely high levels of PCBs, Says new research

Dead orca found with extremely high levels of PCBs, finds new research

Scientists in Scotland believe they’ve found one of the most contaminated killer whales on the planet. The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, managed by SRUC, has found that a killer whale found dead on Tiree had one of the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) pollution ever recorded. The adult killer whale – identified as a well-known animal named ‘Lulu’ ... Read More »

Scientists Produced the First X-Ray Laser Light

Scientists Produced the First X-Ray Laser Light

The biggest X-ray laser in the world, the European XFEL, has generated its first X-ray laser light and is now considered ready for its official opening in September. The laser’s light is a billion times brighter than the typical light sources normally used in particle accelerators. As X-rays have a wavelength of 0.8 nanometres, almost 500 times shorter than visible ... Read More »