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Stunning Northern Lights display as seen from the ISS (Video)

Stunning Northern Lights display as seen from the ISS (Video)

This is what the Aurora Borealis looks like from the International Space Station. The Northern Lights are stunning from the ground – but equally as mesmerising from onboard the ISS. A 30-second video, filmed from the International Space Station, shows a bright green light moving over the dark surface of the Earth. The northern lights, or aurora, is a natural ... Read More »

BREAKING: Fire closes Surrey Central Station (Video)

BREAKING: Fire closes Surrey Central Station (Video)

Fire crews are on scene of a building fire burning across the street from Surrey Central SkyTrain station this morning. Smoke is pouring from The Hockey Shop, located in the former A&B Sound store, at 10280 City Parkway. “Surrey Central SkyTrain Station on Expo Line is currently closed due to a fire at a business across the street. Heavy smoke ... Read More »

‘Super malaria’ spreading through SE Asia, scientists warn

'Super malaria' spreading through SE Asia, scientists warn

A highly drug-resistant malaria superbug has spread from Cambodia to the southern part of Vietnam, testing the limits of the country’s treatment capabilities, scientists said. This so-called “superbug” can not be treated with first-line anti-malarial drugs. The spread of this dominant artemisinin drug resistant P falciparum C580Y mutant malaria parasite lineage across the entire Mekong Sub-region is a serious threat ... Read More »

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Flies By Earth, Report

NASA's First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Flies By Earth, Report

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, en route to asteroid Bennu to retrieve samples and return them to scientists, slingshot past Earth on Friday, using gravity to change its trajectory for a rendezvous with its target late next year. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx flew approximately 11,000 miles above Antarctica. The spacecraft used the planet’s gravity to help it pick up speed on its way to ... Read More »

Veggie dinosaurs also liked a shellfish snack, says new study

Veggie dinosaurs also liked a shellfish snack, says new research

Researchers have discovered ancient dung that shows some dinosaurs previously believed to have been strict vegetarians often ate shellfish, as well as fungus and insects living in rotten logs. A new report says that the fossilized feces, called coprolites, contained crab and mollusk shells and rotted wood that date back to between 74 and 76 million years ago. A team ... Read More »

Researchers Discover Jellyfish Sleep Even Though They Don’t Have Brains (Video)

Researchers Discover Jellyfish Sleep Even Though They Don't Have Brains

It turns out even brainless creatures such as jellyfish need to sleep. This extraordinary discovery, reported on by researchers at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, makes sleep even more mysterious than it already is. In a paper published in the journal Current Biology, a team led by Caltech biologist Paul Sternberg show that jellyfish from the genus Cassiopea – ... Read More »

Scientists report breakthrough in material design

Scientists report breakthrough in material design

Offering some potentially game-changing applications for engineering, a team of researchers has forged a new type of ultra-light aluminium. If you restructure the common household metal at the molecular level, as Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev and colleagues did using computational modeling, you could produce an ultra-light crystalline form of aluminum that’s lighter than water. Boldyrev, along with scientists ... Read More »

Beelzebufo: Giant frogs capable of eating dinosaurs

Beelzebufo: Giant frogs capable of eating dinosaurs

Researchers have discovered a ‘devil’ frog, which was the size of a giant beach ball, had a ferocious bite that let it feed on small dinosaurs and crocodiles. Beelzebufo ampinga — the largest frog to have ever lived — boasted a bite strong enough to snap up small dinosaurs, according to a team of scientists. The research, published in the ... Read More »

Woman, 86, using walker dead after crash in east end

Woman, 86, using walker dead after crash in east end

A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street using a walker in the city’s east end. According to police, the collision occurred in the area of Broadview and Mortimer avenues around 8 p.m. Emergency responders rushed the victim to a downtown trauma centre, where she was pronounced dead. Read More »

Researchers decode butterfly pattern secret

Researchers decode butterfly pattern secret

Scientists use CRISPR to show how a key gene has orchestrated the evolution of butterfly wing patterns. Scientists led by George Washington University’s Arnaud Martin report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to knockout the WntA signaling gene in seven butterfly species. Removing this one gene led to a variety ... Read More »

Scientists identify three new craters near Mercury’s north pole

Scientists identify three new craters near Mercury's north pole

A study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, reports three new craters near Mercury’s north pole that appear to harbour large surface ice deposits. The scorching hot surface of Mercury seems like an unlikely place to find ice, but research over the past three decades has suggested that water is frozen on the first rock from the sun, hidden ... Read More »