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Signals from space aliens? Scientists detect mysterious radio bursts

Signals from space aliens? Six new blasts of radio energy are detected

Scientists have reported a new wave of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) from deep space. These mysterious radio signals have baffled and intrigued astronomers, including some who speculate that they are the work of an extraterrestrial intelligence. A team led by Paul Scholz of McGill University has found six more FRBs coming from the same region of space as FRB 121102. ... Read More »

Scientist created the world’s smallest snowman

Scientist created the world's smallest snowman

The world’s smallest snowman has been built right here in Ontario, according to Western University’s Nanofabrication Facility. Todd Simpson from Western University created the original ‘snowman’ by accident back in 2005. In an effort to create isolated silica spheres he deposited a solution of them on a polymer film pockmarked with nanoscale holes. Read More »

Tom Hanks Surprises Canadian Fan Who Wrote Him a Letter

Tom Hanks Surprises Canadian Fan Who Wrote Him a Letter

Hollywood’s penultimate nice guy Tom Hanks has proved yet again that just because you’re one of the world’s biggest names, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a good bloke. A Toronto woman named Zena Gopal sent Hanks a letter explaining a bet she made with her friends last month. “Some friends and I made a bet to see who could ... Read More »

NASA spots spider-shaped troughs on Mars (Photo)

NASA spots spider-shaped troughs on Mars (Photo)

NASA researchers have finally found the answers of the mysterious spider-shaped features in the red planet Mars. Images sent from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft were being studied specifically the growth of the spidery feature in the red planet’s terrain, from one Martian spring to another. According to the space agency, the spiders range in size from tens of hundreds ... Read More »

Paris climate deal could save millions of fish annually, says new study

Paris climate deal could save millions of fish annually, says new study

Scientists modelled how the size of fish catches relate to warming, by combining data on ocean conditions, ecology, fishing, and population dynamics of 892 fish species. Meeting the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5°C will have large benefits to fisheries, finds a new Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study. For every degree Celsius decrease in global warming, potential fish catches could ... Read More »

Fire in central Itoigawa, Japan engulfs 140 buildings

Fire in central Itoigawa, Japan engulfs 140 buildings

A fire whipped up by strong winds has so far engulfed about 140 buildings in Itoigawa City on the Japan Sea coast. The fire broke out on Thursday around 10.30am at a restaurant in the heart of the city and quickly resulted in a huge column of smoke around 300 meters high. It led to the evacuation of hundreds and ... Read More »

Giant panda Plays with a Snowman at Toronto Zoo (Video)

Giant panda Plays with a Snowman at Toronto Zoo (Video)

A giant panda became an internet sensation after zoo keepers released hilarious footage of it frolicking in the snow with its very own snowman. Da Mao, Canada’s sole male giant panda on loan from China, was caught on camera trying to simultaneously hug, claw, climb, and decapitate a giant zookeeper-built snowman. In addition to being an instant Youtube star, Da ... Read More »

Spoon on MARS! Could this be evidence of ancient soup? (Photo)

Spoon on MARS! Could this be evidence of ancient soup?

According to the latest pictures from NASA’s Curiosity Rover, Martians really like soup. Or possibly ice cream. The evidence for this? The Rover has discovered a giant spoon on Mars. The spoon was sighted first by YouTube channel UFO Hunter in one of the images released by NASA for public viewing. Scott C. Waring, an alien chaser, concurs that the ... Read More »