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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 »

One man, two girls killed in crash near Caledonia

One man, two girls killed in crash near Caledonia

Two First Nations are in mourning after a van full of kids coming home from laser tag was hit in a “horrific” head-on crash, killing two girls, the driver of the other car and leaving other children with “life-altering” injuries. Ontario Provincial Police and several emergency crews were called to Highway 6. shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a ... Read More »

Robin Hood flour pulled in E. coli probe “Report”

Robin Hood flour pulled in E. coli probe, Report

The Public Health Agency Canada says there are 25 cases of E. coli O121 across Canada linked to 10-kg bags of Robin Hood All Purpose flour. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in due to possible E. coli contamination. The flour comes in 10-kilogram bags with the best before date ... Read More »

The Fanged Fish That Drugs Its Enemies With Opioids, Says New Study

The Fanged Fish That Drugs Its Enemies With Opioids, Says New Study

Discovery is part of a burgeoning scientific field where researchers are looking for toxins from animals and plants to use in pain management. A fish that immobilises its prey by injecting them with a heroin-like substance could hold the key to a new generation of painkillers. The fanged blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes) grows to around 11 centimetres long and lives in ... Read More »

Indian man charged after defrauding victim of $100000

Indian man charged after defrauding victim of $100000

An Indian man living in Toronto was charged with pretending to practice witchcraft after he allegedly convinced a client to pay him $101,000 to remove an evil spirit. Toronto Police claim the accused, known as Master Raghav, advertised his services as an astrologer and psychic during February and March of this year. Read More »

US Woman crashes into police cruiser outside the US Capitol

US Woman crashes into police cruiser outside the US Capitol

Photos taken at the scene show the woman’s dark-coloured Chevy four-door with a shot-out rear window and two bullet holes in the front windshield. The woman, wearing a green jumper, was taken into custody. The mayhem unfolded about 9.30am Wednesday (12.30am Thursday AEDT) when cops tried to stop the motorist, who was driving erratically along Independence Avenue, in Washington DC. ... Read More »

A Skyscraper That Will Be Hanging From An Asteroid (Photo)

A Skyscraper That Will Be Hanging From An Asteroid (Photo)

A New York design firm is planning to build the tallest skyscraper on Earth. However, it will not just beat the Burj Khalifa. It will also downsize Mt. Everest and all other things we thought was high. The Analemma Tower, which Cloud Architecture Office is calling the “world’s tallest building ever,” would hang from the sky, suspended by air cables ... Read More »