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China’s ‘airpocalypse’ linked to Arctic sea ice loss, says new research

China's 'airpocalypse' linked to Arctic sea ice loss, says new research

China has become a world leader in the fight against global warming, but its severe winter air pollution has worsened—likely as a result of changing atmospheric circulation caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. The research published in the U.S. journal Science Advances suggests that melting Arctic sea ice and increasing Eurasian ... Read More »

Josh Chubbs allegedly ran in-home circumcision practice

Josh Chubbs allegedly ran in-home circumcision practice

A man is alleged to have performed illegal circumcisions without a medical licence out of his “cabin in the woods”. Josh Chubbs, 23, was reported to police by a female acquaintance because he reportedly asked her unprompted questions about her son’s penis on Facebook and allegedly offered to circumcise the minor at his remote home in Carbonear in Newfoundland and ... Read More »

Scientists announce discovery of first fluorescent frog

Scientists announce discovery of first fluorescent frog

Scientists have discovered a naturally fluorescent polka-dot tree frog in Amazon basin near Argentina. At first sight, the frog looks just another plain colored creature but it actually glows neon green when exposed to ultraviolent light. This makes it the world’s first amphibian with a remarkable ability to glow in dark. According to a new report in the Proceedings of ... Read More »

Probiotics only benefit those with a bad diet, says new research

Probiotics only benefit those with a bad diet, Says New Study

Probiotics could be damaging to your gut health unless you have an atrocious diet, according to a new research. Scientists in Australia found an extra dose of ‘good bacteria’ – like Lactobacillus found in yogurt – had a transformative effect on rats with poor diets. The study out on Tuesday, conducted by the University of New South Wales, tested the ... Read More »

Cystic fibrosis patients living ten years longer in Canada than US, Study

Cystic fibrosis patients living ten years longer in Canada than US, Study

Canadians with cystic fibrosis live 10 years longer on average than US patients, likely because of differences in the two countries’ health systems, researchers report in a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. After adjusting for differences among patients’ overall health, disease severity, and clinical factors, a team of American and Canadian scientists found that cystic fibrosis ... Read More »

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

One person has died and 28 others are being treated in hospital following a massive pileup that involved a hazardous chemical spill on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. It happened at about 2:00 p.m. on Highway 401 westbound, in Leeds and the Thousands Township. Police say there were two separate collisions, the first one occurred just east of Highway 137 ... Read More »

UK cruise ship crashes into coral reefs in Indonesia

UK cruise ship crashes into coral reefs in Indonesia

A British-operated cruise ship has smashed into Indonesian coral reefs in an area regarded as one of the world’s best preserved marine environments. The Caledonian Sky, which was carrying 102 passengers and 79 crew to the Philippines, ran aground in the Dampier Strait after a bird-watching trip to the island of Waigeo in West Papua. Tabloid Jubi reported that after ... Read More »

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Two people are lucky to be alive after their truck fell through the ice while they were attempting to drive across Lake Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon. Manitoba RCMP said the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. They received a call that a truck had gone through the ice on the lake near Hecla, Man. Emergency crews arrived to find a man ... Read More »

Vibrator maker to pay out $3 million for tracking customer usage

Vibrator maker to pay out $3 million for tracking customer usage

We-Vibe, the vibrator manufacturer, has agreed to pay $3.75 million because their sex toys were tracking users’ sexual activity without their knowledge. After being spanked in the court case, We-Vibe has agreed to pay customers up to $10,000 each after its “smart vibrator” and the connected app was found to be secretly tracking owners’ use and recording metrics such as ... Read More »