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Nissan Leaf Launched With Stunning Features (Video)

Nissan Leaf Launched With Stunning Features (Video)

Japanese automaker Nissan on Wednesday unveiled its 2018 Leaf, a fully electric car boasting autonomous features and an improved driving range. The Leaf’s unveiling brings only limited surprises, having already been partly revealed and detailed through the usual media leaks. But, importantly for EV fans – and perhaps for detractors, too – today’s flood of data confirms the numbers brought ... Read More »

Look Up: Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Tonight!

Look Up: Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Tonight!

Look up tonight! A powerful solar storm is sending radiation towards Earth that could spark a stunning display of the Northern Lights. On Monday the sun blasted out a huge cloud of superheated plasma known as a coronal mass ejection (CME). This fast-moving CME is expected to slam into Earth overnight Wednesday, triggering strong geomagnetic storms. Such storms often supercharge ... Read More »

Edmonton woman drowns in Hawaii on wedding anniversary

Edmonton woman drowns in Hawaii on wedding anniversary

An Edmonton man is mourning the tragic death of his wife after she drowned while the two celebrated their 30-year wedding anniversary in Hawaii in late August. After enjoying themselves so much in Maui during their 25th wedding anniversary, Pat L’Hirondelle and his wife Debbie decided to return to celebrate another milestone. On the third day of vacation, they rented ... Read More »

Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in Children

Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in Children

A new research has found that a particular bacterium (Kingella kingae) in children’s throats could be the cause behind deadly bone and joint bacterial infections. Bone and joint bacterial infections in children can have devastating effects on long-term mobility and can cause death. Previously, most infections were thought to be caused by Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria ... Read More »

Endangered Species: Nicaragua fights to save tapirs

Endangered Species: Nicaragua fights to save tapirs

Nicaragua is fighting to save its endangered tapirs from hunting and habitat destruction caused by climate change. Baird’s tapir is the largest indigenous mammal in Central America. It is a primitive animal that resembles the ancestor of rhinos and horses, and has changed very little in the last 35 million years. Characterised by a long, fleshy nose, like a shortened ... Read More »

NASA to mark 40th anniversary of Voyager launches (Video)

NASA to mark 40th anniversary of Voyager launches (Video)

In 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecraft to traverse the far reaches of the solar system and beyond. Voyager 2 left on August 20, followed by Voyager 1 on September 5. The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment ... Read More »

Planets in the habitable zone of Trappist-1 may have water, says new research

First evidence of water found on TRAPPIST-1 planets, new study

Observed water loss from the newly-discovered TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets is helping scientists to focus their search for habitable conditions in space. Using the NASA/ESA Hubble telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the surface of the seven planets around TRAPPIST-1, the researchers found that although the innermost planets must have lost most – if not all – of their ... Read More »

Madonna Reveals Move to Portugal, Reveals She’s Working on New Projects

Madonna Reveals Move to Portugal, Reveals She's Working on New Projects

Madonna has started her “next chapter!” The 59-year-old entertainer announced on Instagram that she has moved to Lisbon, Portugal to work on her upcoming new movie and new music. The pop star has been making her transition into the European country throughout the summer (17), with Portuguese magazine Visao reporting last month (Aug17) she has obtained a tax identification number ... Read More »

Alien Proof? Astronomers Found Bright Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Galaxy

Alien Proof? Astronomers Found Bright Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Galaxy

Researchers from a project co-founded by Stephen Hawking have detected mysterious radio signals coming from another galaxy around three billion light years away. Science boffins committed to finding alien civilisations have picked up 15 repeated fast radio bursts (FRBs) from a galaxy three billion light years away from Earth. It is unclear if the signals came from black holes or ... Read More »