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September 2017’s intense solar activity viewed from space

September 2017's intense solar activity viewed from space

September 2017 saw a spate of solar activity, with the Sun emitting 27 M-class and four X-class flares and releasing several powerful coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, between Sept. 6-10. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, while coronal mass ejections are massive clouds of solar material and magnetic fields that erupt from the Sun at incredible speeds. The activity ... Read More »

Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain, Says New Study

Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain, Says New Study

Adult male mice have a simple repertoire of innate, or instinctive, social behaviors: When encountering a female, a male mouse will try to mate with it, and when encountering another male, the mouse will attack. The animals do not have to be taught to perform these behaviors. This has led to the widespread presumption among neuroscientists that the brain circuits ... Read More »

Research Finds Donepezil Best Alzheimer’s Drug for Improving Cognition

Research Finds Donepezil Best Alzheimer’s Drug for Improving Cognition

A new research ranking the safety and effectiveness of four drugs taken to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods, found that donepezil was most likely to effectively improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer’s dementia. However, patients who took donepezil were more likely to experience side effects including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea than those who received a placebo, according to the ... Read More »

EchoStar 105/SES-11: Satellite to be launched on flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket

EchoStar 105/SES-11: Satellite to be launched on flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket

SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a ... Read More »

Construction begins on Quebec’s fourth and latest ‘Porsche Centre’

Construction begins on Quebec’s fourth and latest Porsche Centre

Porsche Cars Canada along with the Lauzon Group, officially broke ground on the newest location of a future Porsche Centre in Canada, Porsche Centre Rive-Sud. Located at 1375 Boulevard des Promenades (between boulevard Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Chemin de Chambly) in St. Hubert, Porsche Centre Rive-Sud will be PCL’s fourth fully fledged dealership in the province of Quebec and will ... Read More »

Nature Conservancy of Canada Celebrates World Wetlands Day

Nature Conservancy of Canada Celebrates World Wetlands Day

If you brushed your teeth this morning, chances are you used water to rinse. You may have also cooked a meal or quenched your thirst with water. World Wetlands Day helps us recognize and more fully understand that wetlands are making our lives better by working for us throughout the seasons. By recognizing World Wetlands Day we can learn more ... Read More »

VIZIO Launches Value-Oriented D Series TV Lineup, Report

VIZIO Launches Value-Oriented D Series TV Lineup, Report

November and December are always two of the busiest months for TV sales, and we have seen a rise in the popularity of the 4K TV. This is not only due to an increase in the amount of supported content, but more so because of prices decreasing. VIZIO, Inc. has announced the availability of its all-new D-Series collection. The newly ... Read More »

Cyborg rose: Researchers Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

Cyborg rose: Researchers Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

Researchers have created a kind of cyborg flower: living roses with tiny electronic circuits threaded through their vascular systems. Using semi-conductive polymers, both analog and digital electronic circuits can be created inside living flowers, bushes and trees, as researchers at Linköping University Laboratory for Organic Electronics have shown. The results are being published in Science Advances. Read More »

Light therapy effective for depression, New research

Light therapy effective for depression, New research

New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease. “These results are very exciting because light therapy is inexpensive, easy to access and use, and comes with few side effects,” said Dr. Raymond Lam, a UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a ... Read More »

Bronze Age plague wasn’t spread by fleas, DNA study says

Bronze Age plague wasn't spread by fleas, DNA study shows

Plague has been endemic in the human population since the beginning of the Bronze Age, more than 5,000 years ago, a new research has found. Plague infections were common in humans 3,300 years earlier than the historical record suggests, reports a study published October 22 in Cell. By sequencing the DNA of tooth samples from Bronze Age individuals from Europe ... Read More »