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CarbFix: Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

CarbFix: Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

The Swiss company Climeworks has launched a pilot plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland, that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the air to be pumped into underground rock formations, effectively locking the greenhouse gas away for good. The project, called CarbFix, has developed a way to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, pump it deep underground, and transform it into stone. ... Read More »

Study finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Study finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Pumas, or mountain lions, are mostly thought of as solitary cats — lone predators, stalking in the night. But new study suggests the felines are more social than previously thought. Until now, scientists believed pumas interacted only to mate, settle territorial disputes and raise offspring. But a combination of GPS-equipped collars and motion-triggered cameras allowed a group of researchers with ... Read More »

DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research

DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research

According to genetic analysis, Newfoundland, the northeastern Canadian island, was populated by three distinct groups — in three different waves — over the last 10,000 years. When researchers analyzed the DNA of two known cultural groups, the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, they found the groups brought unique matrilines to the island. The findings are published in Current Biology on October ... Read More »

Fisherman almost dies after Dover sole jumps down his throat

Fisherman almost dies after Dover sole jumps down his throat

A fisherman’s prank almost killed him after the Dover sole he had just caught jumped down his throat when he posed with it over his mouth. The 14cm (5.5in) fish completely blocked the 28-year-old’s airway, stopping him from breathing and causing him to go into cardiac arrest. Paramedic Matt Harrison says after arriving at the scene, he knew that he ... Read More »

Mum Warns Others After Baby Burned By Phone Charger (Photo)

Mum Warns Others After Baby Burned By Phone Charger (Photo)

A mother has shared images of an electrical burn left on her daughter’s mouth after she sucked on a switched-on phone charger. Courtney N Davis, from Kentucky, posted the alarming images on Facebook in a bid to warn other parents about the potential hazard from the everyday object. She made the accident public after sharing the story with a “mum ... Read More »

Massive Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica (Report)

Mysterious giant hole cracks open in Antarctica, Report

A mysterious hole the size of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, stumping scientists who have no clue how it formed. “It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice,” explained University of Toronto Mississauga professor Kent Moore. The hole has an area of approximately 80,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles), and is as large as Lake Superior, ... Read More »

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

SpaceX launched 10 communication satellites into Earth low orbit on Monday, then watched its spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster stick a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The launch was the first of two planned this week by SpaceX. Today’s Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:37 a.m. PT, loaded ... Read More »

Three people found dead in Nanaimo house fire, Police

Three people found dead in Nanaimo house fire, Police

A house fire in Nanaimo Tuesday afternoon led to the discovery of three bodies inside, local officials confirm. On Tuesday night, RCMP confirmed that the bodies were those of two adults and a seven-year-old girl. “This is a terrible tragedy to hit our community,” said Cpl. Jon Stuart. “We are working with the fire department to investigate this incident.” Read More »

Scientists Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

Scientists Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

Patients operated on by female surgeons have slightly lower death rates than those treated by men, study suggests. A new research in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found a small but significant reduction in death rates of 12% for those patients treated by women compared with men. However, the study cannot establish cause and effect, and the researchers stress that ... Read More »

Dealing with an Employee Suffering from Depression

Dealing with an Employee Suffering from Depression

Today is World Mental Health Day and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), on a global scale, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and more than 260 million have anxiety disorders, many of whom live with both. For many employers it is now second nature to consider their employees over all health, but in recent years tackling ... Read More »