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‘Super’ bedbugs are becoming resistant to treatment, says new research

'Super' bedbugs are becoming resistant to treatment, says new research

Bed bugs are developing a resistance to common insecticides and it’s making them much harder to kill, a new study says. According to scientists at Purdue University, bed bugs have already shown resistance to several other insecticides, including the commonly-used deltamethrin. However, bifenthrin and chlorfenapyr can now be added onto that growing list. In a study to be published next ... Read More »

Eddie Murphy’s brother comedian Charlie dies of leukemia at 57

Eddie Murphy's brother comedian Charlie dies of leukemia at 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy, star of Chappelle’s Show and older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died at the age of 57. The stand-up performer died on Wednesday in New York of leukaemia, his spokesman confirmed. A statement from the Murphy family read: “Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie. “Charlie filled ... Read More »

Kamloops: Hotel robbed by man with gun (Picture)

Hotel robbed by man with gun (Photo)

KAMLOOPS – Police say a lone man entered the CIBC in downtown Kamloops and demanded cash before fleeing on foot. Cpl. Kelly Butler says it happened at about 2:30 p.m. “We had reports that a lone male entered the bank, asked for an amount of money, and was provided with an undisclosed amount of money. That male then departed on ... Read More »

Researchers unravel mystery of the loose shoelace (Video)

Researchers unravel mystery of the loose shoelace (Video)

Science has finally explained why shoelaces become loose with the passage of time. A novel study by UC Berkeley mechanical engineers shows why shoelaces get untied with duration. The study was spearheaded by a group of mechanical engineers. While nearly everybody has stopped many times to tie their shoes, no one has asked the relevant question why these pesky shoelaces ... Read More »

Hubble captures auroras on Uranus (Photo)

Hubble captures auroras on Uranus (Photo)

Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show two different observations about Uranus: one photo shows the ring and the other shows auroras. The picture, which combines a Voyager 2 image and Hubble’s observations, shows cloud-like white spots where the auroras occurred. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft visited Uranus in 1986 and Hubble has been eyeing the planet’s auroras since 2011. Read More »