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New Research Says Exercise Yourself To Dead

New Research Says Exercise Yourself To Dead

Exercise is good for you, and the more the better. Right? Maybe not, says a study. The research found that white men who exercise at high levels raise their risk of a buildup of dangerous plaques in their heart by the time they reach middle age. Led by scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente, the ... Read More »

New Research Shows That Alligators Have Begun Eating Sharks

New Research Shows That Alligators Have Begun Eating Sharks

If you’ve ever wondered which toothy predator would come out victorious in an alligator versus shark face-off, you can consider your curiosity satisfied. A recent research published in the journal Southeastern Naturalist documented the stomach contents of more than 500 alligators taken over a period of 10 years. The study was conducted by Kansas State University’s James Nifong and his ... Read More »

NASA Undeterred by the Threat of ‘Space Radiation’

NASA Undeterred by the Threat of Space Radiation

When it comes to planning missions to Mars and other distant locations in the Solar System, the threat posed by radiation has become something of an elephant in the room. Whether it is NASA’s proposed “Journey to Mars“, SpaceX’s plans to conduct regular flights to Mars, or any other plan to send crewed missions beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), long-term ... Read More »

Food Warning: ‘Oysters recalled in BC’

Food Warning: Oysters recalled in BC

Industry is recalling certain Pacific Oysters (farm raised) from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). The CFIA says the products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec but may have been distributed in other provinces and territories. Read More »

For the first time, scientists detect gravitational waves

For the first time, scientists detect gravitational wavesFor the first time, scientists detect gravitational waves

Penn State astronomers has been instrumental in the confirmation of a scientific theory that gamma ray bursts are caused by the merging and explosion of two neutron stars. On Aug. 17, astronomers in charge of Mission Control for NASA’s Swift satellite received a message that LIGO — the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — had detected a possible event: that of ... Read More »

Whales & Dolphins Have Rich, ‘Human-Like’ Societies, says new research

Whales & Dolphins Have Rich, 'Human-Like' Societies, says new research

Whale and dolphin societies are rich, complex and remarkably “human-like,” scientists argue in a new paper published this week in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The study was a collaboration between scientists at The University of Manchester, The University of British Columbia, Canada, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Stanford University, United States. Read More »

Scientists alarmed by mass Antarctic penguin chicks die-off

Scientists alarmed by mass Antarctic penguin chicks die-off

Only two Adélie penguin chicks out of a colony of 40,000 in Antarctica survived what researchers are calling a “catastrophic breeding event.” WWF is demanding greater protections of the waters off East Antarctica next week at a crucial international meeting in Hobart, Australia where proposals for a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) will be considered. Surviving mostly on a diet ... Read More »

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth (research)

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth (research)

Researchers studying the massive supervolcano under Yellowstone Park have bad news: It could erupt much faster—and sooner—than they previously realized. The supervolcano last erupted around 630,000 years ago, and scientists believe such eruptions were triggered by the influx of new magma into its large chamber. However, where previously scientists thought that process took place over thousands of years, new evidence ... Read More »