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Scientists discover powerful cosmic double whammy

Scientists discover powerful cosmic double whammy

Scientists have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive black hole, and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle accelerator. By combining data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India, the NSF’s Karl ... Read More »

British tourist gets very close to great white shark (Watch)

British tourist gets very close to great white shark (Video)

A tourist has captured the amazing moment a huge Great White shark breached the water in pursuit of a tasty treat. Spectacular pictures and video show the 13-foot-long, 1700-pound predator leaping out of the water as it latches onto a decoy seal. Passengers on board the vessel video the encounter as the shark continues to circle horrifyingly close. The spectacular ... Read More »

‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 to premiere in April 2017, Report

'Attack on Titan' Season 2 to premiere in April 2017, Report

Funimation® Entertainment is proud to announce its acquisition of “Attack on Titan” Season 2 and the return of the worldwide hit anime series which was first introduced to U.S. and Canadian audiences in 2013. “Attack on Titan” Season 2 is scheduled to premiere in April 2017 in Japan. Hajime Isayama’s story has been adapted as a novel, an anime series, ... Read More »

Flu season is on its way: Here’s what you need to know

Flu season is on its way: Here's what you need to know

Annually, the flu impacts more and more people each year. There are various causes of this, including our dependence on our cell phones, which harbor far more germs than we’d like to believe. The key to beating the flu in 2017 is to get a 2017 flu vaccine. Question: Is this year worse than other recent years? This seems to ... Read More »

Saskatchewan moving to consolidate 12 health regions into 1

Saskatchewan moving to consolidate 12 health regions into 1

The Saskatchewan government has announced it’s moving to consolidate the province’s 12 health regions into one provincial health authority. Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter announced on Wednesday the province plans to consolidate the existing 12 Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) into a single Provincial Health Authority. “One Provincial Health Authority that is focused on better co-ordination of health services across the ... Read More »

Arctic area pollutants threatening polar bear, finds new research

Arctic area pollutants threatening polar bear, finds new research

The future of the polar bear is under threat from dangerous chemicals polluting the Arctic ecosystem. Environmental regulations that came into force decades ago are reducing some toxic Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic, but others are on the rise to take their place as regulations fail to keep pace with chemical manufacturers. A study published in the journal ... Read More »

Alien Covenant VR experience headed to major platforms, Report

Alien Covenant VR experience headed to major platforms, Report

The Alien franchise is getting another virtual reality …. “experience,” this time based on the upcoming Ridley Scott film Alien: Covenant. Variety reports the project does not yet have a release date but will be a “paid title on major VR platform”. The fact that you have to pay for it, and the following description, makes it sound like a ... Read More »

Dan Kay: Survivor Contestant Dies at Age 40

Dan Kay: Survivor Contestant Dies at Age 40

Dan Kay, a contestant on “Survivor: Gabon,” died unexpectedly on Saturday. He was 40. Dan Kay was an attorney from Brookline, New Hampshire who competed on the reality show at the age of 32. According his obituary, Kay earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst before pursuing a law degree from Syracuse University. Read More »

NIH: Infants should be fed peanuts to stave off allergies, Report

NIH: Infants should be fed peanuts to stave off allergies, Report

New research suggests the method to stopping a lifelong peanut allergy is to, well, feed your infants peanuts. Roughly three million Americans are living with peanut allergies, but new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergies and Disease (NIAID) suggest that early introduction of peanuts into infants’ diets may prevent a potentially life-threatening allergy from developing in the first place. ... Read More »

New Research Raises Concerns About ‘Morning Sickness Drug’

Despite being prescribed for pregnant women for over 40 years, a new study that looked at the trial on which the effectiveness of the drug, Diclectin, found the original trial’s outcome was based on flawed research. According to a worrying new study published by PLOS One by researchers in Toronto, Canada, the combination of two of this medication’s key elements ... Read More »

Scientists develop new system to perform precise “surgery” on the human genome

Scientists develop new system to perform precise ‘surgery’ on the human genome

Molecular biologists at Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute have developed a new system that allows them to not only repair damaged DNA within human cells, but also to determine when the DNA repair machinery has introduced unwanted genetic changes alongside, or instead of, the desired repair. A team of researchers led by Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., director of the ... Read More »