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Got camera? Facebook to add “Stories” to its Main app

Got camera? Facebook to add “Stories” to its Main app

Facebook unveiled an upgrade that will allow users to post disappearing photos and videos, modeling the feature on Snapchat’s signature offering. The new camera effects allow users to tap on the camera icon on the top left corner of the Facebook app or swipe right from News Feed to try out the new in-app camera. The Facebook camera has a ... Read More »

Researchers Discover World’s Biggest Dinosaur Footprints

Researchers Discover World's Biggest Dinosaur Footprints

Scientists have found signs of ancient dinosaur fossils from the Cretaceous Period in Australia. Actually Australia’s Jurassic Park is world’s most diverse site of dinosaur tracks. A team of palaeontologists identified 21 different types of dinosaur tracks on a 25km stretch of coastline north of Broome, in the remote Kimberley region in the north of Western Australia. Sauropod (long-necked, long-tailed ... Read More »

Four people found dead in home near Ashcroft, BC

Four people found dead in home near Ashcroft, BC

Four people, including two kids, have been found dead in a home near Ashcroft. The BC Coroners Service suspects carbon monoxide gas is to blame and has ruled out foul play. Carbon monoxide is an odourless and tasteless gas produced during the burning of any fossil fuel. A carbon monoxide detector is a reliable method of early detection of carbon ... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 Could Get An Early Release (Video)

Tesla Model 3 Could Get An Early Release (Video)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased the upcoming Model 3 on Friday, by posting a video on Twitter of the “candidate version” of the vehicle taking its “first drive.” As we reported last week, Tesla started production of release candidate Model 3 vehicles, which are cars made almost entirely on production machines in order to test both the production process and ... Read More »

Streaks on Martian slopes might not be caused by water (Research)

Streaks on Martian slopes might not be caused by water (Research)

These long and narrow features, known as recurring slope lineae (RSL), darken some slopes near the Martian equator for weeks at a time during the warmest parts of the year. They were discovered in 2011, by scientists studying images captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Some researchers posit that RSL are caused by transient flows of briny water, and ... Read More »

Earth Day 2017, Don’t turn on the lights this weekend

Earth Day 2017: Don't turn on the lights this weekend

Thousands of residents of B.C. will join people around the world in turning off their lights and powering down electronics for Earth Hour 2017. The 11th-annual Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 25th, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. While the hour-long event is organized to unite people against climate change the goal is to create a lasting ... Read More »

Inactive teens have weaker bones, finds new research

Inactive teens have weaker bones, finds new research

Scientists with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy skeletal development. “We found that teens who are less active had weaker bones, and bone strength is critical for preventing fractures,” ... Read More »

DNA ‘mistakes’ cause most cancers, New Study Shows

DNA 'mistakes' cause most cancers, New Study Shows

Nearly two-thirds of cancer mutations are attributable to random DNA copying errors that occur naturally as healthy cells divide, according to a new study out Thursday from researchers who years ago controversially proposed that “bad luck” plays a larger role in cancer than environmental factors and inherited genes. Johns Hopkins University cancer researchers Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein, sought to ... Read More »