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Tree trunks found to emit methane, says new research

Tree trunks found to emit methane, says new research

Scientists discover tree trunks act as methane source in upland forests. A new study from the University of Delaware is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than store it, representing a new, previously unaccounted source of this powerful greenhouse gas. Methane is about 25 times stronger than ... Read More »

Whale trapped in ice near Old Perlican for third day (Photo)

Whale trapped in ice near Old Perlican for third day (Photo)

Members of a local whale rescue organization are urging the public to leave a humpback entrapped in ice in Cook’s Cove be. Whale Release and Strandings’ Wayne Ledwell says the humpback is a victim of this weekends harsh winds. “When you’re down there and you’re looking at him and you can see the blood on the ice where he’s, I ... Read More »

Researchers develop flexible memory devices based on hybrid of graphene oxide

Scientists develop flexible memory devices based on hybrid of graphene oxide

Scientists at the University of Exeter claim to have developed a new material for flexible and transparent memory devices based on a hybrid of graphene oxide and titanium oxide. Their devices are low cost and eco-friendly to produce, are also perfectly suited for use in flexible electronic devices such as ‘bendable’ mobile phone, computer and television screens, and even ‘intelligent’ ... Read More »

Researchers print 3D models of “Great Barrier Reef” in bid to save it

Researchers print 3D models of Great Barrier Reef in bid to save it

Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing virtual 3D maps of the Great Barrier Reef to print artificial replacements. Off of the coast in Australia, the majestic Great Barrier Reef is dying at an alarming rate. Increasingly overheated seawater and acidification has caused massive bleaching to this vital underwater ecosystem. Researchers from the University of Sydney are aiming to ... Read More »

Manatee Removed From Endangered Species List: Officials

Manatee Removed From Endangered Species List: Officials

Manatees have official been taken off the U.S Interior Department’s list of endangered species list. Citing a growing population spawned by decades of work improving habitat and bolstering protections,US federal wildlife officials removed the manatee from the endangered species list Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been pushing since last January to lower the designation for manatees from ... Read More »

Peggy Whitson: Female US astronaut breaks spacewalk record

Peggy Whitson: Female US astronaut breaks spacewalk record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson can add another record to her stellar NASA career. According to the Associated Press, the goal of Whitson’s walk was to complete some fine-tuning on a docking port outside of the International Space Station. (For reference: NASA defines a spacewalk as anytime an astronaut ventures outside of a spacecraft.) Joined by station commander Shane Kimbrough, the two ... Read More »

26 feared buried under Indonesia landslide

26 feared buried under Indonesia landslide

At least 26 were missing and feared buried by a landslide triggered by heavy rain on Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, the national disaster agency said. The missing people include villagers who were harvesting a crop of ginger. The landslides triggered by heavy downpours occurred in Banaran village of Ponorogo district, hitting 25 to 30 houses, Sutopo said. Read More »

YouPorn and Pornhub activate HTTPS encryption, Report

YouPorn and Pornhub activate HTTPS encryption, Report

Good news… for, eh, everyone else. We’re not saying you do, dear reader, but the millions of people who do watch porn online around the world will be glad to know that it’s about to become a more secure experience. In March 2016 a hacker gained access to a porn website called, Team Skeet, and was able to steal data ... Read More »

Scientists discover why deep breathing calms you down

Scientists discover why deep breathing calms you down

Taking a deep breath really does calm you down by triggering neurons in your brain which tell the body it is time to relax, a new study has found. Now researchers describe why deep breathing, including the breath-focus of meditation, can induce such calm and tranquility. In a paper published in Science, researchers led by Mark Krasnow, a professor of ... Read More »

April Fools Day: Introducing Google Play for Pets

April Fools Day: Introducing Google Play for Pets

Introducing Google Play for Pets, a new category of games, apps and training tools to keep your pet stimulated. Wouldn’t it be great to keep your pets occupied when you’re not around? With Google Play for Pets, your furry friends can keep busy with thousands of games and apps throughout the day. The other prank is a temporary update to ... Read More »